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Rave-elation : orchestra : youth orchestra

by Matthew Hindson (1997, this version: 2002)

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Performance by Camerata Australia, Camerata Scotland, Matteus Bamert

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Rave-elation / Matthew Hindson.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/HIN 11 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Rave-Elation was written for performance by the combined forces of Camerata Australia and Camerata Scotland. It uses aspects of popular music as a starting point, in particular that of the 'techno' music genre.

The piece is almost exclusively hedonistic in content, and this is deliberate. The main inspiration for the work comes from dance and 'rave' parties, especially the party-goers' single-minded indulgence in physical enjoyment.

'Rave' parties are large dance events, popular in the 1990s where the music is loud, produced through loud amplifiers. A steady drum beat, simulated and at times reproduced in Rave-Elation by a MIDI drum kit, controls the tempo and the excitement of the dancing crowd. The tempo and beat of Rave-Elation reflect the popular fast mood of this 'dance' music.

Work Details

Year: 1997, this version: 2002

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), piano, strings.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Youth Music Australia with funds provided by Australia Council.. Written for the combined forces of Camerata Australia and Camerata Scotland

First performance: by RTE Concert Orchestra, Gareth Hudson — 6 Jun 03. National Concert Hall, Dublin


Performances of this work

9 Nov 14: Iwaki Auditorium. ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Paul Fitzsimon.

24 Jan 04: Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Featuring Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Bernhard Stengel.

6 Jun 03: National Concert Hall, Dublin. Featuring Gareth Hudson, RTE Concert Orchestra.

Jul 97: Winthrop Hall, Perth. Featuring Camerata Scotland, Matteus Bamert, Camerata Australia.

Jul 97: Everest Theatre, Sydney. Featuring Camerata Scotland, Camerata Australia.

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