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Robert Longfield

Concert Band
String Orchestra


Robert Longfield is an award-winning composer, arranger, and educator. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he graduated with honors from the University of Michigan where he studied with Jerry Bilik and Paul Boylan, and was a member of the band under William D. Revelli and George Cavender. He also earned a degree from the University of Miami where he was a student of Alfred Reed.

For fifteen years, Mr. Longfield was the band and orchestra director at Davison High School in Davison, Michigan. Since 1987, he has held a similar position at Miami Palmetto Senior High School in Miami, Florida. Mr. Longfield was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award by the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. In 1996, he received the Mr. Holland Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for outstanding contributions to music education.

A member of ASCAP, Mr. Longfield has received several commissions and has over one hundred publications to his credit. His compositions and arrangements have been played and recorded by bands throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, and Japan.

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Music for Concert Band

Grade 1

The Honor Roll

Grade 1.5


Take the Blues Train

The "X" Brigade

Grade 2

Eine Kleine "Pop" Musik

Rapp's Woods Ramble

Grade 3

Freedom, Justice, Honor

In Quest of Excellence


Passacaglia on an
Old English Carol

When Summer's in the Meadow

Grade 4

The Abduction from Seraglio

In Glory Triumphant

Turkish March


Where Valor Proudly Sleeps

Grade 5


Music for String Orchestra

Grade 2

Fugue No. 5 in D Major

Over the Waves

Plaisir d'amour

Prelude in E Minor

The Skaters' Waltz

Grade 3

American Heritage Suite No. 1

Eine Kleine "Pop" Musik

The Journey of the Magi

Grade 4

Rondo in Blue

When Summer's in the Meadow

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