RPM : version for amateur orchestra
by Matthew Hindson (1996, this version: 1998)
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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.
Year: 1996, this version: 1998
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, optional piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 alto saxophones (optional if desirable), 2 bassoons, 2 or 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, strings (incl optional violin 3 part if insufficient violas).
Duration: 4 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 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
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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