for piano and ensemble

Adam Sherkin
Adam Sherkin
Composition Date: 2012
Duration: 00:14:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Orchestra with Soloist, Piano


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 2 x Horn
  • 2 x Trumpet
  • 2 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Harp
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
Inspiration for this piece has originated from the exquisite rock formation in Arizona known as "The Wave." This ancient vermilion terrain has been chiseled by high desert winds for millennia. The result is a captivating ocean of rock ridge that moves, pulses and constantly transforms. Coupling these aspects of topography with the poetry of Allen Ginsberg*, I have evolved a piece that reflects upon humanity’s relationship to Planet Earth and the prospect of a sustainable future. Adam Sherkin, February 2012*Ginsberg's "Sonora Desert-Edge" (1969)

Premiere Information:
Toronto, ON
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
3 Apr 2013
New Music Ensemble of the Royal Conservatory Adam Sherkin, solo piano
Brian Current


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1361 S5515wh
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Orchestra with Soloist, Piano
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 26, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (44 p.) ;
    44 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
  • Additional Information:

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WHIRLWAVE for piano and ensemble: Score
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WHIRLWAVE for piano and ensemble
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