innovative work is based on the Egyptian Sun God Ra
and features a wealth of Middle Eastern percussion
instruments. A mystical opening leads into the main
theme of the work, representing the beginning of day.
The second section, “Journey through the sky,”
takes the listener on a journey with Ra as he flies
through the clouds, following the sun's rotation.
A dark passage represents his journey to the Underworld
before the original theme returns once more to represent
“Renewal.” Music then builds as an incredible
series of modulating chords and textures all combine
to bring the piece to a tremendous and powerful conclusion.