Anthony J. Cirone
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The Great American Symphony Orchestra
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at its Artistry, Passion, and Heartache
Meredith Music Publications
The Great American Symphony Orchestra - A Behind-the-Scenes Look at its Artistry, Passion, and Heartache

By Anthony J. Cirone

Price: $19.95
Type: Resource
Item #: HL00317209
THIS BOOK IS FOR EVERYONE!

  • GAIN a behind-the-scenes look at the orchestra as a family; its artistry, discipline, and devotion, the overwhelming audition process, and the good and bad about a career as a professional musician.
  • LEARN about the love-hate relationship between musicians and conductors as the author shares his experiences, performing under the baton of such eminent conductors as Josef Krips, Seiji Ozawa, Edo de Waart, Herbert Blomstedt, Michael Tilson Thomas, Eugene Ormandy, Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, and Arthur Fiedler.
  • DISCOVER the conductor's dictatorial control, interpretative power, and technical skill as revealed by quotes from James Levine, John Barbirolli, Gustav Mahler, Daniel Barenboim, and Herbert von Karajan.
  • EXAMINE comments from Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, Carl Nielsen, and Lou Harrison, composers and conductors who bring a unique awareness to avant-garde music in the chapter titled, Cruel and Unmusical!
  • UNDERSTAND the difference between conducting talent and composing talent and how rare it is for a person to possess both of them.
A MUST READ for anyone interested in acquiring a "back-stage" tour of symphony life—not included in the price of a box-office ticket.
 
Cirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms
Meredith Music Publications
Cirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms

By Anthony J. Cirone

Price: $9.95
Type: Resource
Item #: HL00317185
During his 36-year career with the San Francisco Symphony, Cirone encountered thousands of foreign musical terms used by composers in scores and parts that inspired him to compile this extensive collection. This unique 232-page dictionary contains over 4 thousand foreign entries in three languages: Italian, French, and German with more than 160 musical examples of specialized terms. Also included are comprehensive sections for percussion and string instruments. In addition, the book contains:
  • A "slow-to-fast" listing of foreign tempo markings
  • Translated German musical phrases
  • Composers' instructions for string instruments with musical examples in Italian, French, and German
  • Two sections on percussion instruments and terms in all three languages—not found in other musical dictionaries
  • A valuable resource for performers, composers, educators, and conductors.
 
The Logic of it All
Meredith Music Publications
The Logic of it All

By Anthony J. Cirone & Joe Sinai

Price: $24.95
Type: Resource
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Item #: HL00317181
The Logic of it All is a timeless treatise on the professional secrets of percussion performance, written by two outstanding orchestral percussionists. This book provides a level of information that can only be gained by years of public performance. Learn the many "tricks of the trade" and subtle nuances for artistic percussion performance (supported by text and photos).
 
On Musical Interpretation in Percussion Performance
Meredith Music Publications
On Musical Interpretation in Percussion Performance

By Anthony J. Cirone

Price: $24.95
Type: Resource
Item #: HL00317186
This exploration of interpretation examines excerpts from 14 major works for band and orchestra and includes: proper execution of composers' articulations, translations of foreign musical terms, an examination of percussion notation, when to muffle and when to sustain, mallet selection, dynamics and phrasing, and choosing the correct instrument.
 
Command Performances for Percussion
Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Command Performances for Percussion

By Anthony J. Cirone

Price: $15.95
Type: Resource for Snare Drum, Marimba, and Timpani Literature
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Item #: 0354B
This perfect sourcebook for recital and performance requirements is written by Anthony J. Cirone, a leading educational percussion writer and editor. It contains exciting and challenging contemporary percussion solos for today's students.
 
Signature Snare Drum Sticks TCSD
Malletech Corporation
Signature Snare Drum Sticks TCSD

Designed by Anthony J. Cirone

Price: $36.99
Made from top-of-the-line rosewood, Malletech has crafted this unique stick from rosewood, trimmed in the production of their marimba bars. With the high density of rosewood, the added weight produces a fuller sound on the snare drum. Another unique characteristic features a counter-bored butt end to create a top-heavy stick.
 
Legacy E-Book by Anthony J. Cirone

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

Its purpose—TO WIN AUDITIONS

Price: $9.95