Three Intradas for Band
1. "Intrada I" (2:15)
2. "Intrada II" (2:15)
3. "Intrada III" (2:15)
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Sax I-II
Bb Tenor Sax
Eb Baritone Sax
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Bb Cornet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Tubular Chimes
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Field Drum
- Snare Drum
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"Three Intradas for Band" is a collection of very useful "openers" for your band concerts. Each of the three Intradas, while keeping to the same general format, has spaces for your announcer and a different musical twist.
The breakdown on each Intrada is as follows: Drums start a soft cadence, crescendo into a fanfare statement in the brass, followed by another soft drum cadence - over which YOUR ANNOUNCER would say something similar to, "Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting the XYZ School/College/Community Band!" - another drum crescendo to a second fanfare statement - and then soft drum cadence under the 2nd announcement, "Conducted by (your conductor's name here)!" - a third fanfare statement with added woodwinds tags off the opening. Then a subdued martial melody underscores the announcer's overview of the concert, soloists and the pieces on the program for 30 to 40 seconds. After the ensemble plays a slow reprise of the opening statements embellished by woodwinds and percussion, the themes reach their final statement - followed by a soft timpani roll over which the announcer introduces the next work on the program.
These Intradas truly add a touch of class and professionalism to your concert opening. And since you get three different Intradas you can alternate between them - or pick a favorite one to use as your musical signature. These have all been performed and received enthusiastic responses from audiences!
"Three Intradas for Band" by Mark Wolfram is a GRADE V concert band composition, intended for high school, college and community bands.
None discovered thus far.
- Audio File: Three Intradas for Band
Played often since 1985 by the Medalist Concert Band of Bloomington, Minnesota (Dr. Earl C. Benson & Jerry Luckhardt, conductors) and the Thomas Jefferson High School Concert Band of Bloomington, Minnesota (Dr. Earl C. Benson, conductor).
Works for Winds by this Composer
- American Rhapsody (for Band), An (2009)
- Brass Trio (1988)
- Interludes for Percussion and Trumpet (1985)
- Labyrinth (for Brass Quintet) (2010)
- Monograms (for Symphonic Band) (1996)
- Overture Ciné Noir (for Band) (2012)
- Soldiers of Destiny (2011)
- Tag - You're It! (2013)
- Spectral Shifts (2015)
- Swashbuckler, The (2011)
- Theme to "Captain Kangaroo" (Puffin' Billy) (2013)
- Three Intradas for Band (2011)
- Three Short Christmas Carols (2010)
- Tirolean Trek (A Hike in the Bavarian Alps) (2012)
- With Malice Toward None (A Hymn for Band) (2012)
- Divertissement (2013) by Jacques Ibert