Introit (Band version)
2006. Duration 2' approx.
Piccolo, Flutes 1 & 2
Oboes 1 & 2
E flat Clarinet, Clarinets 1, 2 & 3, Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon
Alto Saxophones 1 & 2, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, (Bass Saxophone ad lib.)
3 Trombones (3 = bass)
String Bass - to be used only in the absence of Contrabassoon
Timpani (3 drums)
Percussion (3 players): Tam-tam, Suspended Cymbal, Pair Cymbals, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Tubular Bells
Organ (ad lib.)
Introit is conceived as a short and celebratory fanfare. The main motif is a fast triplet idea in the brass which is overlapped many times to produce dense diatonic clusters. The harmonies are generally modal, and all of the material stems from the 'hidden' melody created from the overlapping triplet figure in the opening bars.