• Joby Talbot
  • Sneaker Wave (2004)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

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  • 15 min

Programme Note

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




  • The Orchestral Music of Joby Talbot
    • The Orchestral Music of Joby Talbot
    • For the musical mind of Joby Talbot, the orchestra provides the perfect canvas. His orchestral catalogue includes pieces that began life on stage in ballet as well as commissions from notable soloists, performing groups and festivals all around the world.