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Rick Crittenden: Music

Atonement - Mvt 1 Denial

(Rick Crittenden)
The 1st movement illustrates the use of fear and the incumbent stagnation it brings; as well as the use of nationalism and false patriotism in the acquisition of political power. The destruction and sacrifices of war have been deliberately censored from our daily lives, we have gone about our business, unconcerned while people are suffering and the tenets of our country’s foundation are being altered. The devastating climax represents the ultimate outcome of the use of the black arts of fear and intimidation for the attainment of personal power.