top of page


You Wave [SATB chorus & piano] - SCORE

SKU: EH0012A
  • You Wave

    for SATB chorus & piano

    [2019, rev. 2020]


    text by Emily Sanford

    music by E.K.R. Hammell

    Commissioned by Exultate Chamber Singers. Mark Ramsay, artistic director.

    Broadcasted nationally on CBC Music's Choral Concert program: June 18 2023.



    preview score:

    EH0012A - You Wave - Preview Score PDF

    Known performances:

    • 26 Aug 2022 | MSC Sehnsucht, dir. Kai Leung | Toronto ON Canada
    • 13 Jul 2022  | MSC Sehnsucht, dir. Nila Rajagopal | Mississauga ON Canada
    • 23 May 2022 | Exultate Chamber Singers (@ PODIUM 2022), dir. Mark Ramsay | Toronto ON Canada
    • 13 May 2022 | Exultate Chamber Singers, dir. Mark Ramsay | Toronto ON Canada
    • PREMIERE: 24 May 2019 | Exultate Chamber Singers, dir. Mark Ramsay | Toronto ON Canada

    purchase info:

    -Full Score PDF (SKU:EH0012A)

    -$2.10 CAD per score

    -Please select and purchase the total quantity of scores to be used for performance preparation (singers + conductor + rehearsal pianist).

    -Score available in electronic/PDF format only. 

    -Click "Add to Cart" above. Please purchase the amount of copies you intend to print/use. PDF(s) with printing/copying permissions (based on the number of scores you purchase) will be sent within 3 business days to the email address you provide at checkout. Printing/distributing more copies than purchased is copyright enfringement.




    6 mins


    Medium - Hard


    program notes:

    You Wave is a piece about memory, setting an evocative text by Toronto writer Emily Sanford. Fragmented piano gestures underlie a gently lilting vocal melody, intending to illustrate nostalgic—yet imperfect—images of a unique moment in time. The lulling motion of the tide ebbs and flows in an almost seamless exchange with the feelings of the narrator as they recall this deep, shared personal experience with a special individual.



    (Reproduced with permission from the author:)


    by Emily Sanford


    Come slowly to sit with me on the shore
    look out at the horizon
    the dazzling motion of waves—


    light dapples watercrests
    in shimmerings that trick the eye.
    You wave,


    pause, bend
    for beach glass, saltwater
    tumbled, bit of frost.


    It seems like the summer
    you were here,


    Waves, one by one, slow,
    tumultuous and cumulative.
    Tidal flow—


    rising water, I know—
    you wave.
    I always know you’re here
                                                and feel you go.


  • Parts, Choral Scores, & Solo Vocal Scores published by E.K.R. HAMMELL MUSIC are optimized for 8.5x11 (standard US Letter size) printing. Booklet layout is optimized for saddle- stitching.

    NOTE - Collector Covers (colour) are sent in separate PDFs and may be added to (/merged with) any B&W print score optionally.