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Bird and the Worm (PSO)

w/Dave Fry and Jon Kline $1200 (5:55)

High Open Battery. Mid Open Pit.

In some ancient cultures, it is believed that the crow is the carrier of the soul to the afterlife. Fly into an exciting production as the crows gather their next soul! Your performers will engage the audience through sight and sound as they soar around the floor. It is here where the main characters journey to the afterworld is revealed. Once caught, the main character is dragged to their final resting place where general effect opportunities are boundless and the soul is removed from their physical form.

Your audience will be amazed as the performers are pushed to their limits as they showcase their talents in the next chapter. Then, a transformation…the performer is brought back to life! But this time, she is no longer the worm, but a bird!

The last chapter is filled with high energy music and topped off with the cycle of the afterlife continuing once again as the flock now finds its next victim. This show is sure to be fun for your students and an engaging and fun show for the audience. Endless general effect and music opportunities exist to create an afterworld of your very own.

IMPORTANT: You must obtain the rights to "The Bird and the Worm" by The Used in order to purchase and perform this show. Contact us with any questions.

“The Bird and the Worm" was originally commissioned for Perkiomen Valley HS (Collegeville, PA) for the winter of 2018 and was an Bronze Medalists at Mid Atlantic Percussion Society Finalist.

This show was also co-commissioned for Great Oak HS (Temecula, CA) for the winter of 2018 and was an Silver Medalists in SCPA Open Class.


5 Basses
3 Marimbas
3 Vibes
2 Synths
2 Auxiliary

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What you get: PDF's of Parts and Percussion/Battery Scores. Recordings including ensemble click and battery tracks. Sampler recording file and/or sorted samples included. Regional ownership for one season.