Symphony No.3 (Mumford, Lawrence R.)

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Drtunz (2019/7/19)

Performers ECLA Chamber Orchestra
Publisher Info. Weathermark Music ASCAP, 2019.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No. 3
Alternative. Title "The Four Winds"
Composer Mumford, Lawrence R.
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILM 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. The Dawn Wind
II. The Island Wind
III. The Free Wind
IV. The Sunset Wind
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2014-18
First Performance. 2021/03
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation orchestra
Extra Information Portraying the power of the Creator over the vast forces of nature, the symphony follows a traditional 4-movement form using a language derived from American symphonic masters, film composers, and contemporary song. Those who have visited the west coast of America will especially resonate with the images that the music evokes.

Misc. Comments

Various original themes recur throughout the symphony. In addition, movement II quotes a fragment of the Renaissance melody "Mille Regretz." All four movements have been performed in various versions by the Bellflower Symphony, the ECLA Chamber Orchestra, and Chicago's American Wind Band. To date movements I and II have been named finalist or semi-finalist for The American Prize, professional composition (orchestra) category.