Instrumentation

picc.1.1.ca.2.2 - 4231 - timp - perc(2): crash.cym/tamb/cowbell/whistle/mark tree or windchimes/SD/2 bongos/floor tom/orch BD - harp - strings

Availability

Score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Flash Madness began its life as a work for solo xylophone, written in a hotel room in Brisbane in between rehearsals of my music by The Queensland Orchestra. This new version of the piece is for orchestra, and broadly follows the structure of the original xylophone work, while introducing and expanding the original material. The two words in the title Flash Madness give some clue as to the work’s character and content. The “flash” refers to the very fast tempo, while the “madness” refers to the many changes in character within the piece itself. Different sections of the orchestra are highlighted quite separately from one another, almost as if the various personalities of the orchestra are each struggling to dominate and be heard. Programme note by Matthew Hindson, 2006

Flash Madness

2 perfs

No Venue (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

Nicholas Milton, The Queensland Orchestra

Flash Madness

2 perfs

No Venue (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

Nicholas Milton, The Queensland Orchestra

Flash Madness

No Venue (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Sydney Sinfonia, tbc