Intrada for Wind Ensemble

From Wind Repertory Project
Bruce Yurko

Bruce Yurko

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $110.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Yurko's Intrada is a fast and furious concert opener. Bombastic fanfares and angular melodic fragments weave in and out of a driving ostinato. Brass and percussion introduce the motive of a single repeated note at the outset, marked marcato, which contrasts with the initial slurred scalar passages in the woodwinds. This C Locrian mode is highly unusually because Locrian is the only mode whose tonic triad based on scale degrees 1, 3 and 5 has a diminished quality, which is considered dissonant. This makes the music sound unsettled and compressed, longing to resolve. Composers rarely write in the Locrian mode due to its inability to resolve its inherent tension, yet

Yurko co-opts this tension to propel his Intrada forward. In this four-minute intro, Yuko employs the different timbres of the wind ensemble to paint swirling, mood-shifting textures, pushing forward toward an explosive finish.

- Program Note from University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Ensemble concert program, 25 February 2020


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) – 25 February 2020

Works for Winds by This Composer


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