4:30 New Hope
The writing of New Hope came as a complete surprise. Nearby a small country cottage owned by the composer is a small church with a cemetery. One summer day, GoldFlēce took a walk to explore the neighborhood. As the walk began, the sound of birds filled the air. Then, while walking through the cemetery, he noticed the gravestones were from very different times, dating back as far as 1791. There were tombstones for soldiers lost during the Florida Indian wars of 1816 to 1858. The mood was somber, yet GoldFlēce imagined the lives of the people at rest were as vibrant as his own. Once back at the cottage, GoldFlēce was moved by what he had seen. The initial themes of New Hope pounded in his head and he began to work furiously to capture them in notation. Four hours later, the first version of New Hope was complete.
New Hope premiered with a performance by the Panama City POPS Orchestra in 2013.