Concert Band


Composed by

Darren Mitchell

In his first published band work, composer Mitchell has created a tightly knit composition characterized by upward major and minor thirds and very creative use of triple meter.  Sparkling scoring and rising lines propel the work toward its ultimate and very exciting goal.  Put this musical tour-de-force by a writer best known for his video game music, and enjoy watching them ascend to new musical heights!







Ascension earns composer Darren Mitchell 2nd Place nationally in The American Prize competition

Composer Darren Mitchell of Kirkland, WA has achieved 2nd Place nationally in The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Composition competition, 2013—professional division, for the work "Ascension" Mitchell was selected from applications reviewed this spring from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts. Complete information on the website:


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Song Details

Product Number: GMM296

Price: $ 100.00

Duration: 5:42

Grade: Grade 5+

Instrumentation: Band

Extra Score Product Number: GMM296SC

Extra Score Price: $18.00