New Concert Collections Perfect for 1st & 2nd Year Players

In case you missed our post when these were first released back in the fall (or in case you completely forgot about them), we’ve decided to re-post this feature on the new Accent on Performance concert collections from Alfred Publishing.  Beginning and middle school band directors will want to take note as these make programming easy for first and second year players.

Concert collections are a great way to add a lot of titles to your library, and get some real bang for your budget buck.  This past fall, Alfred Publishing released a whole new series of concert collections called Accent on Performance collecting the beginning band arrangements from the Accent on Achievement band series written and arranged by John O’Reilly and Mark Williams.  The series are collected by style and theme, (Concert Favorites Collection, Light Concert Collection, March Collection, and Classical Collection), each featuring 22 titles – now that’s some bang for your buck!  Being correlated with the Accent on Achievement band method, the arrangements are fun and educationally sound, and range in difficulty from grade 0.5-1.5.  Click on each series below to see the instrumentation, and visit Stanton’s Concert Band page to find more fantastic concert collections!

Accent on Performance: Concert Favorites Collection

Attack of the Cyclops, Aurora, Bryce Canyon Overture, Cardiff Castle, Cedar Canyon Roundup, Centurian, Dragons of the Ancient Court, Festival of the Gladiators, Knights Kingdom, Lone Star Trail, Northern Lights, One Hit Wonders, Pacific View Overture, Primordium, Procession of the Cyborgs, Rimrock Overture, Temple of Sinawava, The Lost Kingdom, The Might of Hercules, Two Modal Episodes, Windstorm, Windstar Overture

Accent on Performance: Light Concert Collection

African Marching Song, African Spirit Dance, Camino Real, Canciones Mexicanas, Echoes of Santa Fe, Legend of the Alhambra, Mary Ann, More Cowbell, Mountain Songs, Mucho Mariachi, No Drummer Left Behind, Pico Rivera, River Trilogy, Rockin’ Candy Mountain, Rockin’ La Bamba, Sailor’s Holiday, Skye Boat Song, Stand Up and Swing, Synco Rock, Trumpets of Seville, Two Chinese Folk Songs, Viva Mariachi

Accent on Performance: March Collection

Battle Creek March, Cold Brook March, Early Bird March, Fanfare for Freedom, Honor Roll March, March for Megan, March for Patriots Day, March Royale, March Saranac, March Supreme, March Zuma, Marching Marines, Maritime March, New Orleans Strut, Pirates Cave, Seaway Festival March, The Magnificent Five, Thunder Bay March, Trumpets Up Front, Twin Cities March, Two Bridges March, Wingate March

Accent on Performance: Classical Collection

A Mozart Mix, A Night at the Opera, Allegro from Water Music, An Afternoon at the Ballet, An Evening with the Masters, Ave Verum Corpus, Bach March and Musette, Best of Beethoven, Can-Can, Classic March Duo, Elizabethan Dances, Finale from Brahms #1, Joyful, Joyful, Mozart Minuet and Rondo, Mozart Serenade and Dance, Night at the Pops, Renaissance Dances, Saturday at the Symphony, St. Anthony Chorale, Surprise Symphony Variations, The Big Three, Two Greig Sketches

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