Parley for Winds for Woodwind Trio (oboe, clarinet, and bassoon) is a four movement work, each movement a discussion between the players. Deliberation is slow and careful, each player avoiding conflict, while at times two and sometimes all three players come together in a punctuated thought, as if coming together as a compromise. Colloquy is more of a light discussion where all voice come together amicably, void of any serious disagreement. Quibble is introduced by the clarinet, the motive slightly agitated and seeming to raise objection. The oboe and bassoon quickly chime in with their objection and then everything seems to go awry. Heated Discussion is fast and rhythmic, each voice stating their own opinion trying to outdo the other. The discussion becomes inflamed with conviction by the three and remains so to the spirited end.
- Lori Ardovino