Heart of a Vagabond


“…the greatest thing, you’ll ever learn…”

In “Heart of a Vagabond,” explore the meaning of the lyrics of Eden Ahbez’s classic song, “Nature Boy,” in this distinctly emotional and somber rendering. As the music weaves in and out of melodies and variations on the original song, your audience will simultaneously be immersed in massive soundscapes and led on a musical journey that will hit energetic highs and emotionally tense lows.

This subtle and nuanced show includes stereo music/audio effects, long phrases to develop ideas, a variety of musical styles, and lends itself to creative and unorthodox visuals, creating a powerful and enticing performance.

As the show progresses, it focuses on certain sections of the lyrics at a time. Ultimately, this show highlights the message that whatever and however your journey through life may be, “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”.

IMPORTANT: You must obtain the rights to “Nature Boy” by eden ahbez (George Alexander Aberle) in order to purchase and perform this show. Contact us with any questions.

“Heart of a Vagabond” was originally commissioned for Great Oak HS (Temecula, CA) for the winter of 2017 and was an SCPA Open Class Finalist.

Any group wishing to use this show in the WGI Virtual Season will need to purchase National Exclusivity as a $300 add-on. National Exclusivity guarantees that no other group will perform this show in the WGI Virtual Season. Included in this purchase are 2 video consultations from our expert designers.

By Jonathan Zuniga and Pete Lucero


  • Snares
  • Tenors
  • 5 Basses
  • Cymbals
  • Toms
  • 4 Marimbas
  • Xylo/Crotales
  • 4 Vibes
  • Bells/Chimes
  • 3 Synths
  • Bass Guitar/Djembe
  • Drumset
  • 2 Auxiliary

  • Price: $600.00
  • Difficulty: Low Open Class Pit, Open Class Battery
  • Length: 5:55

What's Included:


Properly formatted PDF files including full scores, percussion scores and individual parts.


Custom instrumentation and multiple versions & difficulties available upon request.


Accurate and high quality MP3 recordings including full ensemble, full ensemble with click track, and battery only to make learning fun and easy.


All shows come with Regional Exclusivity.
Regional Exclusivity guarantees that no other group in your region or local circuit will have the same show as you. *NEW for 2021: National Exclusivity will need to be purchased for an additional fee if you will be competing in the WGI Virtual Season.


High fidelity sound FX, samples, and narration if applicable. Delivered in individual .WAV files for easy integration into ANY sampling setup.

Notation Files

Sibelius or XML files available upon request for an additional fee.

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