You Wave [SCORE]

SKU: EH0012A
C$2.10Price
  • 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. Premiered May 24th 2019, Toronto ON Canada.

     

     

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    listen:

    *revised edition audio coming soon*

    Premiere version recording: Listen Here

     

    duration:

    5 mins

    difficulty:

    Medium - Hard

     

    program notes:

    You Wave is a piece about memory. 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.

     

    text:

     

    (Reproduced with permission from the author:)

     

    You Wave

    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,
    gleaming.

    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.

     

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