for orchestra (2(I=picc).2.2.2 – 4230 – perc(3) 10 tom-t/chicken shaker/tgl/siren/glsp/vib/2 congas/vibraslap/tam-t/SD/2 BD/susp.cym/mar/xylo- harp – strings)
also available in a version for concert band, also available in a version for brass band.
duration: 4 minutes
Faber Music publishing details (orchestral version only)
Boom-Box was composed in 1999 especially for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s education concerts, in this case to be performed for year K-2 students. It formed one of the works written during Matthew Hindson’s residency with this orchestra.
It is a loud and vibrant piece that features the percussion section of the orchestra.
Programme note by Matthew Hindson
CD Recording Available?
Not at this time. However the Sydney Symphony Orchestra made a recording for distribution in their education kit and so may have some CDs featuring this work. Alternatively, the Australian Music Centre has a copy in their library.
This work has featured in numerous education concerts by Australian and international orchestras, including the Sydney Sinfonia, the Melbourne Symphony, The Queensland Orchestra, The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic.