The Music of Robert Nelson
Robert Nelson's music has captivated audiences, critics, and peers for over four decades.
Works for Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble


• Symphony for Band: East of Eden*
Commissioned by Hartnell College on the occasion of its 70th anniversary 

• Prism* – for jazz ensemble and wind ensemble
Commissioned by the University of Houston Wind Ensemble

• Images* – suite for jazz soloist and jazz ensemble
Commissioned by Tony Campise

• Gil – for jazz ensemble
Commissioned by the jazz ensemble of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX

• Aspects ­– solo tenor saxophone and jazz ensemble
Commissioned by the Moores School Jazz Orchestra for the grand opening of the Moores Opera House and featuring tenor sax soloists George Coleman, Joe Henderson, and Joe Levano


• “The People’s Choice” – Alto and Tenor sax solo and Jazz Ensemble
Written for the Moores School Jazz Orchestra

• "Moon and Mind"
Written for Noe Marmolejo and the UH Jazz Ensemble

• "I Remember Clifford"

• "African Flower"
Studio orchestra arrangements written for the UH Jazz Ensemble

• "Funky Pearls"
A contemporary take on "String of Pearls"
Written for the Moores School Jazz Orchestra

• Ape and Essence - Incidental music for the novella by Aldous Huxley
Jazz Ensemble with strings and obligato vocal quartet

Hommage a Ravel - saxophone, piano, bass, drums
A reimagining of the Ravel Piano Trio in a jazz idiom
Written for Woody Witt

"Come Sunday" - Solo Bass Clarinet and Wind Ensemble
Commissioned by Richard Nunemaker


*Recordings are available to the selections marked with the asterisk.
**Available from Classical Vocal Reprints,

Posted: Nov-14-2018
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