Dallas Wind Symphony

Rocky Point Holiday performed by the Dallas Wind Symphony

Nelson’s first major work, it was written in 1966 on a summer vacation in Rocky Point, Rhode Island as a commissioned piece for the University of Minnesota’s band’s Russian tour. The piece was premiered by The University of Minnesota Concert Band and Dr. Frank A. Bencriscutto, conductor at the 14th CBDNA National Conference at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in February 1967 and published by Boosey & Hawkes in 1969.

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