Birdland
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Birdland (Full Score)
Item number 8898624JE, $5.95
Birdland - Concert Band
Item number 8898625JE, $55.95

Finally... a solid, creative arrangement of this modern jazz classic made famous by Manhattan Transfer. Larry Norred's treatment is an enjoyable way to teach syncopation and dynamic contrasts.

Technical Notes: The percussion 1 part contains the ride cymbal, crash cymbal, toms, snare drum and bass drum parts.
The percussion 2 part contains the cowbell and tambourine parts.
The keyboard percussion part labeled "Mallet Percussion" contains the vibes and bells parts.

This arrangement of the jazz standard, Birdland, will serve as an excellent vehicle to teach straight eighth rock style to your students. The use of several fp (forte-piano) dynamic marks allow the director the opportunity to teach this effect in recordings of the song for your band to familiarize them with the style (Weather Report, Manhattan Transfer, Maynard Ferguson, etc.). Pay close attention to the dynamic contrasts throughout the arrangement, but especially at measure 40. Be careful to execute a gradual build from measure 57 to the key change at measure 61.

Estimated Performance Time: 2:10

Arranged By: This piece was arranged by Larry Norred.

Composed By: "Birdland" was composed by Josef Zawinul.

Published By: "Birdland" was published by Jenson Publications.

Series: This piece is part of the series "Music For Young Band Series".


Instrumentation
1-Full Score
8-Flute/Piccolo
1-Oboe
1-Bassoon
4-1st B Flat Clarinet
4-2nd B Flat Clarinet
4-3rd B Flat Clarinet
1-E Flat Alto Clarinet
2-B Flat Bass Clarinet
2-1st E Flat Alto Saxophone
2-2nd E Flat Alto Saxophone
2-B Flat Tenor Saxophone
1-E Flat Baritone Saxophone
3-1st B Flat Trumpet
3-2nd B Flat Trumpet
3-3rd B Flat Trumpet
2-1st Horn In F
2-2nd Horn In F
3-1st Trombone
3-2nd Trombone
2-Baritone T.C.
2-Baritone B.C.
4-Tuba
1-String Bass
3-Keyboard Percussion
3-1st Percussion
3-2nd Percussion
1-Timpani
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Conductor Score
Conductor Score Page 1
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Instrumentation
Instrumentation Page 1
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   Difficulty 3 on a scale of 1 to 6 with 6 being the hardest.
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