Birds of a Feather

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Manuel J. "Manny" Maldonado
Grade 5

Jazz movement
Extensive percussion moment

Featuring Music from Weather Report's Birdland, Nelly Furtado's I'm Like a Bird, Mussursky's Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, Charlie Parker's Yard Bird Suite, Jamie Foxx's Fly Love (from the Rio Soundtrack), and Eric Whitacre's Fly to Paradise.

This great work is set in six scenes, with each musical moment representing a different bird. Originally commissioned by Fredericksburg High School in 2016, the work was in finals at the Texas UIL State Marching Band Championships. Featuring everything from classical, to jazz, to new music, this work has it all!

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