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The work Executive Order No. 44 represents reprehensible acts of intolerance in music form. At the time I wrote this I was living in Missouri; I connected it to a Missouri event, Executive Order No. 44, the infamous extermination order of a group of people living in Missouri. The first movement represents the terror one feels when there is no escape from violent or threatening acts. The middle movement represents the inner peace that exists despite hard behavior. Finally, movement no. 3 conveys a cunning escape from persecution and imprisonment. This work has a lot of fear and terror in the music; it represents the unfortunate dehumanization of humanity through power-driven acts of hate.