Parable IX, Op. 121

Grade 6

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2. An mp3 recording of the work

Parable IX is crafted in nine segments, or “parables,” many related by tempo, style, or theme.

Throughout the work, solo instruments challenge entire sections of the ensemble, set against a dramatic percussive commentary.

Lyricism of melodic line contrasts with a vigor of rhythm, and solo or soli instruments link each of the parables with combinations of sophisticated beauty and crude enthusiasm.

Parable IX begins and ends with trombone statements of the “threat motif,” a dark and macabre pattern dominating the texture.

Poignantly, while the work constantly explores the contradistinction between good and evil, it is good which ultimately prevails.