Four Duos for Flute or Oboe and Bb Clarinet by Roger Nixon
Score form – 2 copies included
I. Andante cantabile
III. Alla Barcarolle
IV. Allegro giocoso
Dedicated to the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, the duos offer a wide range of moods with tempo changes and rhythms.
Roger Nixon (1921–2009) was an American composer, musician, and professor of music. He was Professor Emeritus of music at San Francisco State University and a member of the American Bandmasters Association. A native of California, Nixon attended Modesto Junior College, where studied clarinet with Frank Mancini, formerly of John Philip Sousa’s band. He received a bachelor of arts, master of arts, and doctorate of philosophy in composition from the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied primarily with Roger Sessions as well as Arthur Bliss, Ernest Bloch, Charles Cushing, Frederick Jacobi, and Arnold Schoenberg. Nixon served as faculty at Modesto Junior College from 1951 to 1959, and at San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University) from 1960 until his death in 2009. Nixon has been honored by the Texas Bandmasters Association as a Heritage American Composer. He has also received several awards for composition, including a Phelan Award, the Neil A. Kjos Memorial Award, five grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the 1973 ABA Ostwald Award for his composition “Festival Fanfare-March.”