WCLV COMMISSIONS 50TH ANNIVERSARY FANFARE
WCLV commissioned Ohio composer Jeffrey
Mumford to write a fanfare to be used on the
air as part of the station's 50th anniversary
celebrations. The composition for brass sextet
is titled "Fanfare; More Good Days" and was
recorded by a Cleveland Institute of Music
brass ensemble at the school' Mixon Hall on
September 18, 2012.
The Fanfare will be heard over the station
beginning October first. And the CIM Ensemble
will perform it live at 10:00 AM on November first,
the station's actual 50th anniversary date to kick off the stations day long series of live broadcasts by area performing groups. .
For its 40th anniversary in 2002, WCLV commissioned Mumford to write a fanfare for
that event. The work, titled in Mumford's fanciful style - fanfare (good dial days) (w)e
(c)elebrate (l)uminous (v)oices - was performed twice as part of his residency with the
Cincinnati Symphony on February 25 and 26, 2009. Assistant Conductor Vince Lee led
the orchestra. .
The original recording of the 2002 Fanfare
was by a group of Oberlin faculty and
students.Its frequent airing during November
and December, 2002, may well have
made it the most broadcast piece of 21st
Century American music at the time.
It's possible that the 2012 Fanfare will
set a new record for broadcasts.
Mumford teaches music at Lorain Country
Community College. He holds degrees from
the Unversity of California. Irvine and and the University of California, San Diego. He was a
student of Elliot Carter and Lawrence Moss. His music was especially praised by the New
York Tmes as being " a philosophy of music making that embraced both raw passion and a gentle imagistic poetry. Mumford's compositions, though thoroughly modern,
are evocative, exploring the sensuous and tactile nature of sound in subtle and
Mumford has taught at the Washington Conservatory of Music. He served as
Artist-in-Residence at Bowling Green State University, and served as assistant professor
of composition and Composer-in-Residence at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.