Achievement Plus Concert Band Series


The Corridors of Castle Doria is a musical journey through a castle of varied and mysterious corridors. The opening represents standing upon the steps of the castle and being in awe of its size and majesty. The first corridor becomes narrow and somewhat close, moving ever smaller into a virtual crawlspace. The next section represents a dungeon-like corridor, dark, dank and musty, followed by a secret passage. Finally, there appears a long dark corridor that ultimately ends in the Great Hall and then a race to get out of the narrow corridor and outside to safety.
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3015181
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015182
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



A composition for intermediate bands that are ready to make some intense and passionate music. Driving and relentless, students will enjoy the intense nature of the piece as well as the occasional time signature changes that will keep them on their toes and keep listeners fully engaged. You'll find this striking work anything but predictable.

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3017071
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3017072
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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3016701
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016702
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Written to be a crowd favorite, the ever-popular John Philip Sousa march Stars and Stripes Forever is combined with the holiday favorite Jingle Bells for a clever and playable setting for the holidays. This may be the easiest and most accessible setting of "Sousa meets Santa,"  with the classic  melody, countermelody and bass line. It’s a fun combination of two well-known melodies for holiday concerts that will be a favorite of both students and audiences and is sure to be a home run for your program!

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3016651
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016652
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Contrasting playing styles -- along with the Dorian Mode -- make this fresh new work an outstanding addition to the young band library.
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3010941
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$45.00


3010942
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



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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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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3016731
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016732
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



This new original paso doble was commissioned by the Richmond Hill Middle School Band, Richmond Hill, Georgia.  It provides an opportunity for young bands to perform this popular traditional classic Spanish march style.  (Paso Doble literally means two-step.)  This is the music of the bull fight, and of the civic celebrations in the Spanish community, and is one of the classic types of marches that bands and their audiences have enjoyed for many generations.  While this work is in the style of the great professional bands of Spain, it is readily playable by young bands.
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3012941
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3012942
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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3015531
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015532
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



Designed as a showpiece for developing bands, this is sure to thrill audiences without requiring much rehearsal time. Written for the Kansas Sousa Jr. Honor Band, its premier was received with overwhelming approval and has been repeatedly requested since.

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3013261
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3013262
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



This is the last composition from the pen of the talented composer and music educator, Nancy Seward.  It is based on traditional English Christmas carols.
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3013151
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3013152
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Thoughtful and introspective, this work provides a quiet, serene break from the hectic hustle and bustle of today's world. (4:00)
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3013181
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3013182
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



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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3014441
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014442
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Featuring exciting rhythms and modern harmonies, Fearless is a direct and intense work meant to excite and engage. The recurring ostinato rhythm is sometimes powerful and percussive, while at other times more nuanced, with shifting harmonies and opportunities for phrasing and musicality. The contrast in the middle section provides a brief respite from its stormy surroundings while never straying too far from the themes.

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Level
Price
3016661
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016662
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Festival Tribute was written to honor John Cisetti, a tremendous educator, role model, and well-respected band director. This outstanding work is perfect as either a concert opener or closer, featuring mixed meters, a contrasting chorale section, and several percussion soli sections. It's a thrilling piece that will highlight your band at concerts or festivals.

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3016711
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016712
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



A medley of three favorite Christmas carols in a rich setting for developing bands. A bright opening fanfare introduces the piece and transitions into the lilting and tuneful The Wassail Song which then slows to a lyrical We Three Kings that features both woodwind and brass choirs. Good Wenceslas brings the piece to a triumphant close with a few quotes of additional carols that add to the festive and joyful atmosphere.
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3015191
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015192
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
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3015581
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015582
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



George Washington and the Continental Army's withdrawal from Philadelphia to Valley Forge was one of the darkest chapters of the Revolutionary War. The demoralized mood of the troops is conveyed by the Revolutionary-era hymn Chester in a minor setting. A tempo change ushers in a new spirit as the Continental Army perseveres through the harsh winter and becomes a hardened fighting force. Finally, Chester is triumphantly presented in a major key as the now-formidable army emerges, ready to take up the fight and secure America's independence.

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3018201
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018202
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Combining modern "jazz-rock" rhythms with the standard, traditional 12-bar blues form results in a rhythmic jazz march that will be fun for bands and audiences alike. "Flexible" percussion parts enable everyone in the percussion section to play.
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3011491
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$45.00


3011492
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



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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Level
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3018211
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018212
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



The Minotaur is the legendary creature with the body of a man and the head of a bull, or the body of a bull and the head of a man.  In Greek mythology The Minotaur was evil, preying on youths and young maidens from Athens.  The musical depiction in this composition begins with the legendary half-man/half-animal guarding the gates to the famous Labyrinth, its home.  The Greek hero, Theseus enters the Labyrinth, locates the evil Minotaur, and after a dramatic battle to the death, succeeds in killing him with a sword.  This is a bold, programmatic work for young band.
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3013941
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3013942
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



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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Price
3018951
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018952
Full Score 
 
$7.00