Achievement Plus Concert Band Series


You won't find many works at this grade level that successfully communicate the feelings of calm and grandeur with such striking effect.  The combination of musical percussion, nontraditional effects and sweeping waves of sound create an impressionistic, mature work; and while written to be accessible by young players, it would be very effective for bands at all levels. (2 minutes 45 seconds)
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Description
Level
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3012951
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3012952
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Inspired by a visit to Scotland, this musical journey is designed to invoke visions of the rugged beauty found throughout the northern reaches of the United Kingdom. This is a wonderfully descriptive work.
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Level
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3014011
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014012
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



'E' for Eternity was composed in memory of Nathan Luke Ray, a tubaist who had always dreamed of playing in the Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band. Nathan died in a car accidenton on his way home from realizing that dream - performing at his first game as a Fresno State student, a game nationally televised on ESPN. This piece was written by his teacher; the title came from his classmates, in memory of this vibrant young musician.

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Description
Level
Price
3016731
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016732
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Elegy for the U.S.S. Arizona is a tribute to the lasting legacy of the members of Navy Band No. 22, the band on the U.S.S. Arizona, entombed with over 1,100 other sailors in the sunken wreckage of the Arizona at Pearl Harbor. A solemn snare drum begins and ends the piece, and the familiar strains of Eternal Father Strong to Save are used to create a moving tribute to all veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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Description
Level
Price
3015531
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015532
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



Leave a lasting impression on your audience with this lovely work of tranquil solitude. Beginning quietly, the ensemble gradually builds to a dramatic climax, followed by a touching flute solo that provides a gentle closing statement. Especially effective as a tribute or memorial, it is a great example of how music can affect one's emotions.

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Level
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3014441
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014442
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



A garden is a magical place. In addition to the vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers, there are also numerous species of wildlife attracted by the plants; buzzing insects and a variety of birds add their musical songs. To spend time in a garden is to experience a wide variety of entrancing sounds, and the effect is quite musical. Experience a relaxing journey into that world as the band takes you aurally into The Garden of Magical Sound.

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Description
Level
Price
3018211
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018212
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



This simple, expressive setting was written for a performance at the World War II Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.  It is symbolic of a generation of Americans who defended their country with honor and passion, expecting nothing in return. Very moving.
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Description
Level
Price
3014111
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014112
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



In this emotional work, a melancholy flute solo, supported and enhanced by changing instrumental colors and textures, leads the way. Lyric and colorful, this moving musical tribute provides developing bands the means to improve and grow. An excellent choice for contest or festival performances.

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Description
Level
Price
3014501
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014502
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring are blended together in this lyric work for concert band. The simple and moving beauty of each hymn complements the other as motifs are traded back and forth before arriving at a triumphant climax. Appropriate for winter or holiday concerts, contests and festivals, or any occasion that calls for a lush ballad, it's sure to add a memorable touch of elegance to your next concert.

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Description
Level
Price
3018561
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018562
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



This superb setting of a popular hymn features delicate sonorities combined with shimmering metallic percussion that provides an excellent opportunity for young bands to perform lyrically and expressively. Artistic percussion performance is really on display, featuring wonderful sustained sounds of metal percussion instruments that glisten throughout. These resonant sounds blend perfectly with the long vibrant tones of the wind instruments for an overwhelming musical effect.

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Level
Price
3017841
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3017842
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Music of the Water is a lyric piece that skillfully intertwines the melodies of Shenandoh and The Water Is Wide to create a piece that reflects the flowing beauty and majesty of a great river. The melodies float gracefully together and apart with moves and turns, just as rivers ebb and flow as they drift through the landscape. Wonderfully arranged, it presents a tremendous opportunity for teaching musicality and melodic style.

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Level
Price
3017251
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3017252
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



A beautiful ballad written for the composer's daughter, Ragan, the songs is a reflection of her quiet and unassuming demeanor and the beauty and love of a father's bond to his child.  This moving and lyrical work begins with a gentle lullaby presented by the woodwinds which represents her at sleep.  As the work progresses, it gradually builds until the full ensemble depicts Ragan's dynamic personality and joy of life.  It then unwinds as it began, as though you are watching your child gradually fall asleep in your arms.  An effective, slower piece that will showcase musicianship and musicality through lush lines and beautiful phrases.
Number
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Level
Price
3015591
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015592
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



Seldom do works at this grade level achieve such levels of expression and lyricism.  As suggested by the title, this moving work takes a reflective look at wonderful, positive memories and recalls the feelings that accompany them.  With maturity and great care, the composer creates a peaceful atmosphere of warmth that won't soon be forgotten by anyone in your concert hall.

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Description
Level
Price
3014711
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014712
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Middle school and small high school bands will find a touch of elegance in this accessible and entertaining work. The colorful percussion effects and layers of sound produced by the winds create the peaceful atmosphere of the beach, complete with ocean waves and instrumental sounds of sea and sky.  A true gem of concert band programming.

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Description
Level
Price
3014481
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014482
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Your audience is always receptive to a fresh setting of this beloved Christmas carol during the holiday season.  Franz Grüber's familiar melody is surrounded with new and contemporary harmonies in this beautiful, flowing arrangement for developing bands. After building to a glorious climax, the music subsides into a quiet, soothing ending.  The limited technical demands allow for a successful performance with a minimum of rehearsal time.

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Description
Level
Price
3014451
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014452
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Based on an actual Native American melody, Sunrise Song is an imaginative, adventuresome composition that explores a wide variety of sounds and textures. While clearly within technical abilities of young players, this work presents a level of sophistication rarely heard in music at this level. All serious young percussionists will appreciate the well-written and effective percussion parts.
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Description
Level
Price
3011601
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$45.00


3011602
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



One of the most endearing folk tunes of all time, also known as O Waly, Waly; it is of Scottish or English origin, and the poignant and moving melody has been a favorite for hundreds of years. This well crafted and playable setting brings out all the beauty and lyric qualities of the melody through the skillful scoring and provides an effective musical work for concert band programming. A touching arrangement that will enhance any concert program.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015991
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015992
Additional Score 
 
$6.00