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RPM : version for amateur orchestra

by Matthew Hindson (1996, this version: 1998)

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Performance by Sydney Symphony, Colin Piper

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Four orchestral works : Homage to Metallica, RPM, Rave-elation, Boom-box / Matthew Hindson.

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Library shelf no. CD 1248 [Available for loan]



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RPM : version for amateur orchestra / Matthew Hindson.

Library shelf no. 784.2/HIN 3 [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, 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.

Difficulty: Medium

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


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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