Anthony J. Cirone
Anthony J Cirone

Percussionist . Composer . Author . Educator
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Portraits in Rhythm Video Presentations
Fifty individual video presentations of the Etudes from Portraits in Rhythm. Performed in a Master Class setting, Cirone provides a detailed analysis of his personal interpretation of the dynamics, phrasing, and articulations in the music.

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On the Interpretation and Performance of Music to Transform an Accomplished Drummer into a Classical, Symphonic Percussionist



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The Great American Symphony Orchestra

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Its Artistry, Passion, and Heartache
". . . an illuminating description of the profound, complex, and rewarding creation of musical performances . . ."

Brent Assink – Executive Director,
San Francisco Symphony

". . . (Cirone) has caught the essence, the life, in this unique world of top orchestras."

Nancy Hellman Bechtle — Past President,
San Francisco Symphony

"(Tony) brilliantly takes the audience behind the scenes and describes the complexity of the orchestra's internal dynamics."

Keith Brion — Conductor

"This wonderful book, impossible to put down once you start reading it, gives a glimpse of that world (music and passion) few come to know . . ."

Peter Loel Boonshaft — Professor of Music, Hofstra University

"Tony is dead on—an insider who knows the joys and tensions of working in a symphony orchestra."

Morris Lang — New York Philharmonic

"This witty, informative book answers every question a reader may have about how major orchestras function."

Jorge Mester — Conductor Laureate, Aspen Music Festival

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Cirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms

The Dictionary includes terms in Italian, French, & German plus German Musical Phrases. There are over 4000 Foreign Terms and 160 Musical Examples with comprehensive sections for Percussion and Strings.

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Portraits in Rhythm-Advanced Edition

This edition includes composer’s personal phrasing and additional musical directives for a more musical performance. This book is only available as a download. Each Etude can then be printed out

By Anthony J Cirone

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Bach for Solo Marimba

The book contains 25 of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas transcribed for Solo Marimba by Tammy Chen


By Tammy ChenProduced and Engraved by Anthony J. Cirone