This is the Symphony No. 4 by David Maslanka. I had the privilege of playing the Second Symphony Mvt. III with the George Fox Band. I first heard this piece last Friday (and I’m definitely sad I wasn’t in band to be able to play it with them). The program notes will help identify some of the songs and influences in this piece. The band director at Fox is one of my biggest/most important influences/teachers/advisors as a musician, teacher, band director, and person. This has been a very difficult year for him and his family, and honestly for me and mine as well. This piece, when it was performed Friday night, was about being able to praise God in spite of your world falling apart around you. I hope that this piece gives voice to both your struggle and your hope.