The music is unlike anything I had sung before -- powerful chords, exciting rhythms, and wonderful text painting. Note around time 16:00 below how you can almost hear the different gods being praised: gold, silver, iron, wood, etc.
Unfortunately, I can't find a recording of the Charlotte Symphony performance. Here's a BBC recording with much pomp and drama, and a baritone with a vibrato wider than my garage. There are better recordings on YouTube, but I think this video is the best available that captures the drama of the music. Enjoy.