A continuation of Millennium, this work depicts the final confrontation between Good and Evil. It begins with a writhing fragment. Like a virus, the motif writhes in and around the ensemble, ending irresolute. It folds to In the Hollow of the Heart... bittersweet. In the Battle at Meggido... we experience the triumphal theme of Good pitted against the viral theme of the Dark.
Teaching strategies include a synopsis of the work's harmonic vocabulary and makes teaching the technical component of the piece expedient.
Millennium and THE FIRST & THE LAST combine to make a 5-movement work, but the movements can also be interchanged to create more flexibility in programming.
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This piece is from the STORMWORKS... Chapter TWO CD.