Czechoslovakian-born composer Nelhybel came to America in 1957, teaching at several schools and settling as composer-in-residence at the University of Scranton. Most of his 600 works were for wind instruments and concert bands, although he also wrote ballets, operas, and a symphony. He described Symphonic Movement as his "first band composition written on a symphonic level." He expressed the power of music in his life: "Let music speak for me the last kind words forgotten in the haste of living." --James Huff 08:54, 18 November 2007 (UTC) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)