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RPM : for orchestra

by Matthew Hindson (1996)

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Performance by Sydney Symphony, Colin Piper

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RPM : for orchestra / Matthew Hindson.

Library shelf no. 784.2/HIN 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 1996

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.

Difficulty: Medium

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


Performances of this work

5 Jun 17: Abbotsleigh School, Sydney

1998: Grafton NSW

26 May 97: Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney.. Featuring Sydney Symphony Sinfonia, Richard Gill.

Jan 97: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC, Sydney. Featuring Sydney Symphony, Colin Piper.

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