The Soul of Ra for String Orchestra
I. In Memoriam
II. Phoenix Rising
The Soul of Ra has two contrasting movements: In Memoriam and Phoenix Rising. In Memoriam portrays all our lost loves, loved ones and the many war dead. The throbbing pulse of pain alternates with the soaring melody of hope and heart’s ease. Phoenix Rising personifies the indomitable human spirit that transcends loss and this world’s suffering. Amidst our joy there is always a reminder of In Memoriam and the gentle ache of remembrances past.