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Editorial Reviews


1. Rocky Point Holiday
2. Sonoran Desert Holiday
3. Passacaglia
4. Courtly Airs And Dances: Intrada
5. Courtly Airs And Dances: Basse Dance
6. Courtly Airs And Dances: Pavane
7. Courtly Airs And Dances: Saltarello
8. Courtly Airs And Dances: Sarabande
9. Allemande
10. Lauds (Praise High Day)
11. Aspen Jubilee
12. Chaconne (In Memoriam...)
13. Epiphanies (Fanfares and Chorales)

Product Details

  • Conductor: Jerry Junkin
  • Composer: Ron Nelson
  • Audio CD (October 22, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Reference Recordings
  • ASIN: B0000015AC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,081 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Justin Lehman (Trumpet Player and Major Wind Band Fan) on November 13, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is yet another example of one of the best band sounds on any audio recording. The Dallas Wind Symphony under the baton of Jerry Junkin and Ron Nelson himself produces an interpretation of some of Ron Nelson's masterwoks that is so spectacular that I challenge anyone to find a better one. I give this recording all of the praise that a collection of recordings of this caliber deserves. Well done Dallas Wind Symphony!This CD contains many examples of what a truly talented wind ensemble can do. This disc is a must-have item for any student of music or just someone who enjoys wind band music. Band Music just doesn't get much (if any) better than this. Once again: Well done Dallas Wind Symphony!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robin Friedman HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 1, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Recorded in 1996, "Holidays and Epiphanies" introduced me to an ensemble and to a composer I hadn't heard before. The ensemble, the Dallas Wind Symphony, was founded in 1985 and consists of about 50 wind, brass, and percussion musicians. Since 1995, Jerry Junkin has conducted the Symphony which has become one of the leading professional wind ensembles in the United States. According to the Symphony's website, it combines "the tradition of the British brass band with the musical heritage of the American town band and the pioneering spirit of the 20th century wind ensemble."

The American composer, Ron Nelson (b. 1929) has enjoyed a long and successful career with many works for chorale, orchestra and band to his credit. He composes in an eclectic style with a mix of serious and more popular compositions. The conductor Leonard Slatkin has said of Nelson:

"Nelson is the quintessential American composer. He has the ability to move between conservative and newer styles with ease. The fact that he's a little hard to categorize is what makes him interesting."

This CD includes eight of Nelson's works for wind band composed between 1969 and 1995. Nelson conducts the Dallas Wind Symphony with vocals in one track by the Women's Chorus of Dallas. The compositions show the range of Nelson's style for concert band, from what he describes as "flashy, high energy overtures" to classical works.

Nelson's music is heavily influenced by Baroque and by the use of modes. His 1992, "Passagalia" consists of a set of variations on a theme using the notes B-A-C-H and draws upon that composer's "Art of the Fugue". It is a challenging , tightly constructed piece which had the distinction of winning three major awards for wind band compositions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Sisk on August 5, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Having worked with Mr. Nelson personally, I find him and his music to be an inspiration to classical music composition of the 21st century. Nelson takes full advantage of the dynamic and aesthetic potential a wind symphony has to offer: from the light and fun "Rocky Point Holiday" to the dark and powerful "Epiphanies". This recording is a must-have for anyone having any taste in classical music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 23, 1999
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This CD is a very nice blend of classical/concert band music. The Courtly Airs & Dances are especially nice, with Basse Dance my favorite (wish it was longer!). Another favorite is Lauds (Praise High Day). Ron Nelson seems to have a way of knowing just what we want to hear. Some of the music is very complex, and Passacaglia is a masterpiece! I highly recommend this CD.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Adolphson on April 20, 2000
Format: Audio CD
An EXCELLENT quality recording, especially the low organ pedal tones on the last track (16-32hz). The last 10 seconds of the CD has a continuous 16hz pedal C!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "vamusicbuff" on April 30, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I love a good disc of band music. There are some real standards here--the Rocky Point Holiday and the Sonoran Desert Holiday especially. This disc features the Dallas Wind Symphony--a group that usually puts out a good CD. The notes are especially informative--a nice treat for band historians and enthusiasts. The Courtly Airs and Dances is a nice find--I found myself paritcularly engaged by the Saltarello and the Sarabande; as is the Passacaglia and the Chaconne. Another wonderful recording by Reference!
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