For Hope is one movement, divided into three main sections: driving and aggressive in a minor tonality with changing meters, then melodic and soaring in a sweeping 6/4 meter, and a return to the fast first themes, with emphasis on major tonality. The pulse in the outer sections is strong and focused, while the rhythmic writing in the middle section is intended to convey a sense of improvisation and freedom. A great new, original composition for the growing bass clarinet repertoire.