Achievement Plus Concert Band Series


An exciting and fun novelty piece with a spooky flair, this piece is perfect for the first concert of the year. It is a concert rondo that gives each section a shot at the melody.

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Level
Price
3013551
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3013552
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



This creative work is one more addition to a series of band pieces that musically describe the fictional saga of an alien invasion. In this installment, the mysterious and persistent visitors from outer space are continuing their quest for world domination with a new and formidable weapon, a giant robotic android. Massive and ominous, it clanks along seemingly unstoppable as the alien troops march forward, bent on total conquest. Effective as a standalone piece, you can also combine it with the other works Aliens Landing (In Your Backyard!), Alien Invasion, and Aliens Among Us for a complete musical sci-fi mini series.

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3017441
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3017442
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



A great way to introduce some of the best-known themes from classical literature in a fun and spooky package! Four of the most haunting classical themes: In the Hall of the Mountain King; The Sorcerer's Apprentice; Danse Macabre and A Night on Bald Mountain conjure up images of ghosts, witches, sorcerers and all manner of creepy, spooky creatures. It's especially suitable for Halloween concerts, but your students will want to program this all year 'round!

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3014701
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014702
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Curse of the Pharaohs is an exotic-sounding piece with a distinctive style and infectious melody. Students will be immediately captivated by the mysterious-sounding introduction that will lead their imaginations to ancient Egypt. Fast driving rhythms, exotic harmonies and colorful percussion all contribute to the air of mystery and drama that lingers throughout this exceedingly appealing work.  

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3017081
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3017082
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Dark Prophecy begins in an intense, agitated manner that projects ominous portents of danger.  It then transforms into an urgent dance, this time with the original melody played in a savage manner, before settling into a calm, more reflective mood. At this point, long soaring melodies take over, dominating throughout and leading to a moment of triumph at the conclusion of the section.  This feeling is short-lived - the music takes a violent turn with the reappearance of the original thematic material.  The piece then pushes to a fearsome conclusion that seems to pose the question, "Has the prophecy been fulfilled?"

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Level
Price
3016701
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016702
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Take to the skies as a vampire searches intently for his next victim in this exciting work.  Using a minor key and repeated eighth notes, a sense of suspense and expectation is created.  A shift to major keys provides the listener a momentary illusion of safety and well-being.  This quickly ends with a return to the opening material as the chase ensues until dark skies prevail, the vampire emerges victorious and night comes to a close.
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Level
Price
3015581
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015582
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



Here is a musical homage to all the tales of otherworldly apparitions that gave everyone goosebumps as a child. The evocative music takes the listener on an eerie journey through a series of musical vignettes, each representing a spooky story that might be told around a campfire or when the power goes out. Come listen as we summon ghosts and conjure up spirits; but listeners beware... leave the lights on!

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Level
Price
3018951
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018952
Full Score 
 
$7.00



Create a special atmosphere of suspense while introducing students to creative and thrilling aleatoric effects!  This highly evocative musical journey through a mysterious and haunting subterranean landscape will be a sure standout on any program.  Students and audiences both can experience first-hand how special effects can enhance a performance and contribute so much to the overall musical effect.  Haunting!

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Price
3015201
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015202
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Who can forget the legend of the ominous headless horseman as told in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? The superstitious schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, embarks on a harrowing journey as he is chased through the night by this fearsome spectre. This depiction begins with a slow, walking tempo as the ride begins, gradually picking up speed as the horseman's presence is known.  The horse first trots, then canters and eventually gallops in a mad dash to get away as ghostly laughter pierces the air, getting ever closer to the terrified schoolmaster.

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Level
Price
3016671
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016672
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



In modern folklore the "hour of the wolf" occurs just before sunrise, at a time when you are most likely to meet any monsters lurking in the night. The idea of imminent danger and sprinting for your life from an unseen horror was quite inspiring, and terrifying, when writing this work. The music is filled with intensity and energy, with a subdued middle section as the only respite from the constant beating and pulsing throughout the piece, until it ends with a final, frantic bang. Make sure you lock your doors and windows tonight because the hour of the wolf is fast approaching!
Number
Description
Level
Price
3016401
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016402
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Incantation and Shadow Dance is a musical representation of the appearance of the witches in the Shakespeare play "Macbeth." The piece opens with two exceptionally long and emotionally charged measures, the mood slowly building, much like "chanting over a cauldron," dark, mystical and enchanting, invoking the spirits of the night. Then everything changes very abruptly, as a rhythmic introduction announces the appearance of the spirit dance. It represents a "dance macabre" and as such, brings a sense of impending evil and darkness to the mood until the full complement of spirits are now dancing around the fire. The gathering of "storm clouds" heralds the appearance of all manner of dark and sinister creatures joining the dance which builds to climax as all the spirits gather for the final frenzied finale.
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3015611
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015612
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



Tricks, grand illusions and impossible feats of magic. The cry of the carnival barker, the huge black tent decorated with mysterious silver runes. A remarkable spectacle of flame, smoke and mirrors as objects appear as if from thin air and disappear in the wink of an eye. All this is created as the music builds in intensity through a rhythmic and pulsating theme growing into a grand finale of dazzling light and sound!

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3016681
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016682
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Mary Shelley's literary classic is musically retold in this thrilling adaptation for concert band. Inspired by three scenes from the book, listeners are transported from the frigid arctic wasteland where the novel begins, to the eerie graveyards and laboratory where the monster is created, and finally to the terrifying climax. Styled after the Gothic soundtracks of classic horror movies, the music creates a strong sense of drama that will quicken the pulse as the fascinating story unfolds.

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Description
Level
Price
3018571
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018572
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Much like the prophecies of ancient seers, musical works have the power to communicate the profound. Shrouded in mystical sounds, the opening creates an air of mystery and intrigue as though peering through time at misty images of future events. As the visions grow and take shape, the music intensifies, leading to bold musical proclamations that will make a lasting impression.

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Level
Price
3018971
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018972
Full Score 
 
$7.00



Throughout history, in both legend and real life, images of mysterious figures on horseback thundering through the night have provoked feelings of suspense, intrigue, and mystery.  All these images will come to life again through the colorful and creative writing found in this playable work for concert band.
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Price
3015941
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015942
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



With the roar of wind and thunder, the soothsayer appears; his mesmerizing presence further enhanced with wind chimes, triangles and other metallic sounds.  Tell the timeless story of these mysterious men and women who possessed the supernatural ability to predict the future.  This is indeed a truly magical work that will hold your audience spellbound!

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3014721
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014722
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



The United States Air Force maintains a special and mysterious base in Nevada known as Area 51. There is much speculation that the wreckage of alien spacecraft and perhaps even captured or recovered aliens are secretly housed there. This selection allows the listener to take an imaginary look into that top-secret facility through music with a strong military theme and otherworldly sounds provided by special effects.

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Price
3017851
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3017852
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Patient, cunning and sinister: all qualities of this fascinating creature are displayed musically as you hear him stalk his victim!  The slow, careful movements of the tarantula are portrayed by precise accents, articulations and steady tempos.  Tightly-balanced melodies, accompaniment and dynamics create a mood of mystery and foreboding.  This is not the soundtrack of a horror movie but it could be. Guaranteed to be a favorite, unless you're the prey!

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Level
Price
3014471
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014472
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Legends and folklore tell scary tales of a bridge guarded by a gruesome troll that lives beneath. This work takes the listener on a scary journey alone at night down a road that crosses a stream with an old wooden bridge. You'll experience the cautious approach, frightening crossing and mad dash to safety in this musical recreation of this famous story.   

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Level
Price
3017121
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3017122
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Vampires in the Attic is a creepy and energetic work for young band that emphasizes musicality and ensemble playing. The slow beginning sets a creepy atmosphere as the dark recesses of the attic are explored. As the pace increases, the trumpet section is featured as if vampires are chased around the attic, ending with the vampires returning to their hiding spots as the opening material is revisited, slowing to a delightfully eerie conclusion.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015971
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015972
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Venom is a work for young concert band inspired by the predators of the animal world that use venom to hunt their prey. It utilizes a slightly exotic scale, bombastic drums, and dissonant chords to create a musical portrait of an attack by one of these fascinating creatures.   

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Description
Level
Price
3017871
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3017872
Additional Score 
 
$7.00