Birds of a Feather

Transform the band into a flock of birds with this contemporary reimagining of Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Freebird', The Beatles' 'Blackbird', and Weather Report's 'Birdland'. Includes an original pre-show with sound effects.

  • Pre-show - original music to set the stage
  • Freebird - you'll hear snippets of the original tune by Lynyrd Skynyrd, but the melodies are morphed and developed in a contemporary style
  • Blackbird - a flute (or other woodwind) soloist leads this arrangement of the Beatles classic
  • Birdland - a jubilant closer based on the original jazz fusion song by Weather Report

Difficulty: Intermediate Level

Originally commissioned by the Dekalb High School Band, Waterloo, IN. Shanna Lank, director.

Due to the inclusion of copyrighted material, the performing group must obtain appropriate licensing. We recommend using Tresona's convenient online system for securing copyright permission.

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Instrumentation Price*
Winds with percussion outline$1,250
Winds & Full Percussion$2,000

*This show includes copyrighted material. Performing groups are required to obtain appropriate licensing - contact us for more info.

Show package includes:

  • PDF files for full score and all parts
  • MP3 audio recording of the full show
  • Individual .wav files for any triggered sound effects or pre-shows
  • Minor instrumentation/orchestration adjustments (moving a solo to a different instrument, etc.)
  • Private password protected web page containing all files for digital download
  • Exclusive performance rights within your band's classification group at events you attend (ask about our Reservation Form for more details)
  • Performance permission for one full season (typically ending in November)
  • If you buy the winds score and plan on using your own percussion arranger, we can offer Finale/MusicXML files upon request