The essence of the Egyptian sun god Ra is heard in this intriguing programmatic piece. The opening section, "Sunrise," represents the beginning of a new day. The music becomes more vibrant as Ra is reborn and emerges as the sun. "Journey through the Sky," the second portion, takes the listener on Ra's daily excursion as he flies through the sky to a lively and dance-like theme. The music turns darker and more subdued as Ra makes his descent into the "Underworld." Finally the piece leads to the "Renewal," which completes the full cycle of the sun god's day. Captivating!