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Roger Nixon was born and raised in California and received his Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees in music from the University of California at Berkeley. He served as professor of theory and composition at San Francisco State University. Nixon has received many honors and awards for his compositions, most of which contain some imagery of "Old California".

The composer writes: "Reflections is reflective in both mood and shape; its general character resembles a chorale prelude. It is monothematic; a germinal phrase played by the solo flute functions as a basis for further melodic movement and motival development." Reflections was published in 1965 and is dedicated to the San Francisco State University Band, Dr. Edwin C. Kruth, Conductor. --James Huff 17:40, March 27, 2007 (EDT) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)