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Longford Legend, A

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Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

Subtitle: A Collection of Irish Street Ballades

This work bears the designation Opus 58.

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


1. A Longford Legend - 1:16
2. Young Molly Bawn - 1:32
3. Killyburn Brae - 4:12


Full Score
Flute (Piccolo)
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Gong
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Longford Legend is a tribute to the wonderful band literature of Grainger, Holst, and Vaughan Williams, and if you enjoy their music, we know you'll enjoy this one. The composer has based the piece on Irish street ballads, and the Celtic mood is just delightful.

- Program Note by publisher

A Longford Legend op. 58 was commissioned by the Normal Community West High School Band, Normal, Illinois, Lisa Preston, director. The piece was written in 1996 and premiered in April of that year with the composer conducting. It is based on the composer's impressions of three poems found in a collection of 18-century Irish ballades, and is written as a tribute to the wonderful music of Grainger, Holst and Vaughan Williams.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: V
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Maryland: V
  • Minnesota: III
  • Mississippi: V-A
  • North Carolina: V
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Maroon Band (James Hudson, conductor) – 27 February 2020
  • Ohio University (Athens) University Band (Emily Talley, conductor) – 29 October 2019
  • University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.) Concert Band (Robert Rink, conductor) – 26 April 2019
  • Barber Middle School (Acworth, Ga.) Wind Symphony (Robert Grogan, conductor) – 18 March 2019
  • Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina) Wind Ensemble (Carl Rowles, conductor) – 28 February 2019
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Wind Ensemble (Jonathan Caldwell, conductor) – 24 February 2019
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Honors Scarlet Symphonic Band (Scott A. Jones, conductor) – 20 January 2019
  • California State University, Long Beach, Symphonic Band (Jermie Arnold, conductor) – 11 October 2018
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Raider Band (Skye Brown, conductor) – 6 May 2018
  • Day City (Calif.) AllStars (Diana Gomez, conductor) – 17 March 2018
  • Lemont (Ill.) High School Band (Matt Doherty, conductor) – 4 December 2017
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Symphonic Band (Christopher Evans, conductor) – 30 April 2017
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Collegiate Winds (Christopher D. Hoch, conductor) – 21 February 2017
  • Illinois State University (Normal) University Band (Shannon Shaffer, conductor) – 1 December 2016
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) All-Campus Band (Ryan M. Yahl, conductor) – 18 April 2016
  • Phoenixville (Penn.) High School Band (Justin McAdams, conductor) – 5 February 2016 – (West Chester University (Penn.) Concert Band Symposium)
  • Austin (Texas) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) - 29 September 2014
  • Austin Peay State University Symphonic Band (John Schnettler, conductor) - 6 March 2014
  • Hanford (Calif.) High School Concert Band (Janet Levine, conductor) - 21 March 2014 (2014 Sutherland Wind Festival, Fresno, Calif.)
  • Jenny Lin Summer Youth Band (Fremont, Calif.) (Greg Conway, conductor) - 2 August 2013
  • Clovis (Calif.) East High School Wind Ensemble (Phil Vallejo, conductor) - 15 March 2013 (2013 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.))

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  • Sheldon, R. (1998). A Longford Legend: (A Collection of Irish Street Ballades) [score]. Alfred Publishing Co.: Van Nuys, Calif.