Overture to Thy King Cometh

A moody piece for string orchestra, this movement opens my oratorio and is supposed to represent the 3 Wise Men wandering through the desert.  There’s a bunch of little harmonics in the violin texture representing the twinkling of the star.

The opening violin solo is played by one of my best friends, and longtime collaborators, the incomparable Carlos Villarreal.

Here’s a clip from the recording session: