Wave Break

for chamber orchestra

Duration: 6′

Program Note

Wave Break borrows its title from a term in fluid dynamics describing the shape of an ocean wave once its amplitude reaches a critical point. The most well known form of this is a wave overturning on itself as it approaches a coastline. The music in this piece recreates the gradual folding, unfolding, rising and falling of a breaking ocean wave.

-Premiered on 4/27/19 by the Central Michigan University New Music Ensemble.