Lehi is one of those characters who is so “good” that it’s hard to comprehend him. He is wise and kind, and yet he has amazingly difficult problems. For example, the people who should be his friends want him dead. Why? Because he told them they were in the wrong–seriously wrong. Alone in his convictions, he turns to God and is warned that he will be killed unless he flees into the wilderness.
The strings in this piece should be played with warmth and vibrato. The volume of the sustained notes should never become stagnant. Rather, sustained notes should be in constant dynamic movement.