Eloquence is the first in a series of works for unaccompanied wind instruments. The term Eloquence (deriving from the Latin eloquentia) means a fluent, forcible, elegant or persuasive style of speech. It is also a term used to express strong emotions. The intent is for the melodic ideas portrayed in this work to evoke such emotions through timbre, range, extended techniques and virtuosic display.
-Lori F. Ardovin