Boom-Box (1999)

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)

Audio Excerpt

Programme Notes

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.

Other Information

Also available: the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Education Section has produced an educational resource kit on this piece, as have the Melbourne Symphony and The Queensland Orchestra.

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.

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