Dissent. The Final 45, part 2

Part 2 focuses on Jones’s interaction with Christine Miller, the only member brave enough to dissent. She offers multiple cogent arguments, each deftly refuted by Jones. His responses become more animated until he is finally worked into a frenzy by the end of the interaction. Jones is joined in support by Jim McElvane, who had arrived at Jonestown only two days prior.

The rhythmic delivery of this portion has been edited to smooth out the conversational aspects, but the pitch content has not. Often, as Jones tries to invalidate Miller’s arguments, he pulls the tone of the conversation up by half-steps. Tritones are abundant, and both regularly finish their own points with clear, traditional cadences. All of these aspects have been emphasized through the drone and piano accompaniment.