Adorned in her royal garments, the Priestess of Fire makes her way through the streets of the city on her way to the temple where she is to offer sacrifice to the great spirits. Along the route are all manner of villagers, merchants, tradesmen, and wanderers engaged in celebratory dance. Upon arrival at the temple, the Priestess proceeds with her offerings using various incendiary devices and spells. With the ceremony concluded, the people rejoice in what is hoped will be a successful appeal to the great spirits. (3:40)
"The piece presents an opportunity to develop an assertive, accented rhythmic playing style that builds in intensity towards its conclusion."