Intrada 1631

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Stephen Montague

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Subtitle: (After Juan Pérez Bocanegra): Brass Choir, Drums, Optional Instruments

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 9:00 to 13:00, depending on use of optional instruments
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: United Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • 4 field drums doubling on tam tam, cymbals, and triangles

Optional Instrumentation:

3 flutes/piccolos
3 clarinets
3 alto saxes
2 tenor saxes
1 baritone sax
organ (either pipe or electric)
30 or more triangles
Multiple upper strings (violins & violas) surrounding the audience


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Intrada 1631 was inspired by a concert of early South American liturgical music directed by Jeffery Skidmore at the Dartington International Summer Music School in the summer of 2001. One of the most moving and memorable works in the programme was a Hanacpachap cussicuinin, a 17th century Catholic liturgical chant written in Quechua, the native language of the Incas. The music was composed by a Franciscan missionary priest called Juan Pérez Bocanegra who lived and worked in Cuzco (Peru), a small village east of Lima in the Jauja Valley, during the early 17th century.

Intrada 1631 uses Bocanegra's 20-bar hymn as the basis for an expanded processional scored for the modern forces of a symphonic brass choir with field drums.

- Program Note by Leo Guan

The first complete performance of Intrada 1631 was in Bath Abbey, England, on June 1, 2003. It was the opening processional for the late-night multi-media event called Abbey Mode: A Sonic Light Event, commissioned For the finale of the 2003 Bath International Music Festival. The long shadows of the darkened Abbey were illuminated by special lighting effects on the giant arches while multiple video projections on the high ribbed vaulting gave the illusion of a roof open to the night sky with flying creatures overhead. The 120 performers were masked and in special costume.

- Program Note from University of Texas Wind Ensemble concert program, 18 March 2017


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Kehler, conductor) - 10 November 2023
  • Arkansas Tech University (Russellville) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Daniel A. Belongia, conductor) - 1 October 2023
  • Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester, N.Y.) (Luke Camarillo, conductor) - 29 March 2023
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Wind Symphony (Kevin Sedatole, conductor) - 24 March 2023
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble (Nicholas P. Waldron, conductor) – 4 November 2022
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Concert Band (Cory Near, conductor) - 27 February 2022
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) - 29 April 2021
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Wind Symphony (Shanti Simon, conductor) - 22 April 2021
  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Robert Taylor, conductor) - 15 April 2021
  • Georgia College (Milledgeville) Wind Symphony (Cliff Towner, conductor) – 5 March 2020
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Wind Ensemble (Emily Threinen, conductor) – 4 March 2020
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Orchestra (Andrew Trachsel, conductor) – 11 February 2020
  • Dordt University (Sioux Center, Iowa) Wind Symphony (Onsby Rose, conductor) – 13 December 2019
  • Carthage College (Kenosha, Wisc.) Wind Orchestra (James Ripley, conductor) – 20 November 2019
  • Denison University (Granville, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Chris David Westover, conductor) – 17 November 2019
  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Wind Ensemble (Carolyn Barber, conductor) – 2 October 2019
  • Penn State University (University Park) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Dennis Glocke, conductor) – 18 April 2019
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) Symphonic Band (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) – 16 April 2019
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 27 November 2018
  • University of South Florida (Tampa) Symphonic Band (Marc Sosnowchik, conductor) – 4 October 2018
  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Wind Ensemble (Joseph Missal, conductor) – 4 October 2018
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Wind Symphony (Stephen Bolstad, conductor) – 3 October 2018

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