The Mineola was written in 1890 by John W. Hawd and arranged for full orchestra for the Centennial Celebration of the Villlage of Mineola, New York (1906 - 2006). Located approximately 25 miles East of New York City on Long Island, Mineola is the governing "seat" of Nassau County. The name Mineola was derived from the Algonquin "Meniolagamika" which means "a friendly and pleasant village". The Mineola Waltz was premiered on January 29, 2006 by the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1984 by its director, Louis Panacciulli, the NPSO continues to maintain a year round performance schedule. This charming, lilting waltz will be a welcome addition to any concert setting and in particular that Spring Pops and "summer in the park in the under the gazebo" concert. The Mineola has a light, Viennese quality that will delight audiences of all ages.