RPM (schools version)

(1998)

by Matthew Hindson

Description
orchestra (schools version)
Duration
4
Genres
School Orchestra
Instrumentation
(picc).2.2.2.2 asax.2 - 2(4).2.2.1 - timp - perc(6): glsp/xylo/drum kit/2 crash cym/ch.cym/2 wdbl/congas or bongos/tgl/claves/sand block (or chicken shaker or maraca)/vibraslap/c.bell/tamb - pno - strings
Commission
Commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. This version was especially commissioned as part of their Playerlink series, in which students joined in performance with a number of professional members of the orchestra.
First Performance
1998, Grafton, NSW, Australia: SSO Playerlink Orchestra
Availability

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Programme Notes
Matthew Hindson RPM Commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. This version was especially commissioned as part of their Playerlink series, in which students joined in performance with a number of professional members of the orchestra. RPM stands for Revolutions per Minute. This piece seeks to capture the feeling of unrelenting speed, acceleration and momentum. The composer was influenced by heavy metal music, and describes the overall effect as similar to that of driving in a car at a very high speed. prog.note from Symphony Under the Stars programme guide, 1998 Matthew Hindson is an academic staff member at the University of Sydney.

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