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Introit

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Fisher Tull

Fisher Tull


General Info

Year: 1983
Duration: c. 7:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music, distributed by Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $155.00   |   Score Only (print) - $17.95

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum (2)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom (3)
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone

Players singing


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The work is based on a 16th Century hymn melody Rendez a Dieu by French composer Louis Bourgeois. The coda features sonorities imitating the timbre of large cast-bronze bells.

Introit was commissioned by the Manatee High School Band in Bradenton, Florida. directed by Howard Lerner.

- Program Note by publisher


Introit (1983) is based on the sixteenth-century hymn melody Rendez à Dieu, or “Return to God.” About eight minutes in length, the piece uses techniques from different periods in music history as variations (there are three variations and a coda). Opening the piece is a homorhythmic, chorale presentation of the hymn in woodwind and brass choirs. Tull then creates a five-part fugue exclusively featuring the percussion section. He fragments the theme throughout the ensemble in the third section and, in the fourth section, he presents the theme in augmentation underneath ostinato figures in the woodwind section.

- Program Note from University of North Texas University Band concert program, 22 February 2017


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: V
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Mississippi: V-A
  • North Carolina: V
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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  • Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Herbert J. Payung, conductor) – 9 December 2019
  • California State University, Long Beach, Symphonic Band (Jermie S. Arnold, conductor) – 5 October 2017
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Penn.) Symphony Band (Jason Worzbyt, conductor) – 4 March 2017
  • University of North Texas (Denton) University Band (Benjamin Blasko, conductor) – 22 February 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Tull, F.; Bourgeois, L. (1987). Introit [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tex.