Lawrence Mumford’s music, published by eight different companies, has premiered in cities across the United States. His Adagio: Of Times and Seasons has become a part of the library of the largest classical radio stations from Boston and Washington DC to Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has been played repeatedly. His symphonic works have been performed and recorded by many organizations including the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic), the Bellflower Symphony, Chicago’s American Wind Band, the Carson City Symphony, the Ensemble Christo Los Angeles Orchestra, Portland’s Warner Pacific Wind Ensemble, and many university orchestras including the University of California at Irvine Symphony which has begun rehearsing his Symphony No. 3. He has been a finalist or semifinalist for the American Prize 10 times. 

He has received world premieres of dozens of other choral and instrumental works in various venues including the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, California State University Northridge, California State Dominguez Hills, Biola University, Los Angeles Valley College, large L.A. area churches, and several smaller universities and halls from California to New York City. These performances have included members of the L.A. Philharmonic, members of the USC Symphony, and many other noted area professionals. Some of these premieres have led to publications, available at Sheet Music Plus. He has also composed for producers at 20th-21st Century Fox in Hollywood, and several of his original orchestral themes played daily on radio in over 50 cities nationwide for 14 years. Earlier in his career he placed a popular song on a Billboard #1 album and Record of the Year.

He earned a doctorate in music composition at the University of Southern California and has taught at Los Angeles area universities for many years.


Prisma Vol. 5

Release Date: April 9, 2021
Catalog Number: NV6344
21st Century
Navona Records’ acclaimed PRISMA series continues with a fifth installment, again showcasing the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra’s riveting take on contemporary composition. With a focus on innovation and imaginative performance, the orchestra brings a breath of fresh air to a repertoire that’s all-too-often dominated by mainstream works.