Trumpet(3), French Horn(2), Tuba(3), Percussion(9), Timpani, Piano, Voice(2)
The opener is a quick phrase to introduce the tension between the Trojans and Greeks, followed by a Trojan military march, directly into a chaotic Greek theme, resolving into the opening hit. This is followed by a more celebratory theme representing the arrival of the trojan horse in the Dardenelles, with implications of rising tension when the theme is switched to a minor key. It is continued with a short phrase meant to feature the brass and pass the theme onto the Greeks, as the low brass feature begins. The battery rim clicks used during this movement are representative of the sound of spears being rhythmically beat against the floor of the horse in preparation for battle. After a short phrase where the pit plays sixteenth runs, the battle begins, and leads to the Ballad and the death of Hector, the leader of the Trojan army. After his death, the fighting resumes and Achilles enters the scene of combat but is unaware of his looming death. Themes from Achilles' Last Stand by Led Zeppelin are used to transition into a big minor hit where the tubular bells chime his death. After his death, the fighting grows in intensity, leading to the final hit where Troy is lit aflame and the Greeks claim victory.