Repertoire Search

Joby Talbot

Publisher: Chester Music

Sneaker Wave (2004)
Chester Music Ltd
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
15 Minutes
Programme Note
Joby Talbot Sneaker Wave (2004)
A ‘Sneaker Wave’ is a phenomenon on the west coast of the US. It is a very large, unexpected type of wave, which gathers its force by taking on the energy of other smaller waves that it travels through. These waves can strike on calm or stormy days, sneaking up the beach and even onto dry land.

Talbot’s work is by association a ‘wave of sound’, formed of a single movement gathering its own energy, ideas and intricacies as it becomes its own Sneaker Wave.

© Chester Music 2004

Preview the score:

Sneaker Wave proved remarkably effective, building from sub-Glass/early Adams arpeggios to a thunderous, organ-enhanced climax, as Talbot's musical waves crashed on to the unlikely beach of the Proms arena.
Anthony Holden, The Observer,05/09/2004
The orchestration is delicate and effective … the climax - the arrival of the sneaker wave itself, punched home by the entry of the Albert Hall organ - is suitably cataclysmic.
Andrew Clements, The Guardian,04/09/2004
Close X

Newsletter Signup

Enter your email address to keep up to date with the latest news and special offers from Wise Music Classical.
Your data is secure and you can unsubscribe at any time. Read our Privacy Policy

Click here to receive regular news
© Copyright 2020 Wise Music Classical. Part of Wise Music Group.