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Rick Crittenden: Music

Atonement - Mvt 2-Bereavement (in memorium to Constantine Zachariou)

(Rick Crittenden)

The 2nd movement begins with the lonely violin surveying the aftermath of violent conflict; the result of the abandonment of civilized behavior and diplomacy, the loss of loved ones, and the inevitable damage that violence does to the human spirit. However, the ending chord suggests that perhaps allowing the experience of intense grief may lead to salvation.