RPM : for orchestra
by Matthew Hindson (1996)
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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.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, flute (doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 or 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 tenor tromobes, bass trombone, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.
Duration: 4 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Symphony.
Program note: Matthew Hindson's "RPM"
by Matthew Hindson
Source: the score of this work
Resonate article: New education resource from the AMC: Classroom Arrangements by Philip Cooney by Australian Music Centre
- Influenced by: Popular music
Performances of this work
5 Jun 17: Abbotsleigh School, Sydney
1998: Grafton NSW
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