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Cirone by Lauren Vogel Weiss Portraits in Rhythm, a collection of 50 snare drum etudes published four decades ago, can be found on music stands around the world.


Cirone portraits in rhythm book is on audition lists for All-State Bands as well as college and universities in over a dozen states.

When the book was written, the author was just a student at the Juilliard School of Music, about to embark on a long and fruitful career in percussion.

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A self-proclaimed 'Jersey boy,' Anthony J. Although no one in his family had any musical background, Tony's mother encouraged him to play.


When he was seven, Tony's mother took him to the local music store, where he was immediately drawn to the drums. When the family moved to Lyndhurst, he took lessons at the Gilio School of Music in nearby Rutherford from Jimmy Jerome, a local drumset player who taught Tony to read music and play cirone portraits in rhythm snare drum as well as drumset.

So I took a bus to Passaic and started taking lessons.

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Cirone entered Juilliard in the fall of and was assigned to Saul Goodman, legendary timpanist with the New York Philharmonic. He trained me to play in an orchestra.

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I learned just as much hanging around the students as I did in my lessons. That was quite important for me—to have met these colleagues who have become lifelong friends.


That, combined with the Goodman experience and attending concerts at Juilliard and the New York Philharmonic, was quite an education. But the audition procedure of the s was quite different from today's process. I still remember cirone portraits in rhythm audition: Normally when we play this, we get our tempo and then we're not really looking any more—we're just listening.

Of course, there was nothing to listen to! Fortunately, I was watching him because he started to make an accelerando and I followed him. I think that was one of the reasons he invited me to Cleveland to take the regular audition.

He even paid my way to go there! I did go, but Cirone portraits in rhythm Weiner won the job.

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So when Krips needed a percussionist, he came back to Saul. Of course, Saul always said that same thing: That was Goodman's influence.

His daughter, Liz, was born in California in Cirone keenly remembers one of his cirone portraits in rhythm rehearsals with the San Francisco Symphony. I was playing tam tam but had studied the timpani part with Saul.

However, being on stage—it was overwhelming! I was playing the second timpani part, and when we started performing it hit me: We were playing this great piece of music in this great hall in the country of the composer.

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He programmed much new music, including many cirone portraits in rhythm orchestral works, which still stand out in my mind—the Mahler symphonies in particular. Tom Hemphill joined the section as Principal Cirone portraits in rhythm before stepping down a few years later. The thing about Tony, right up to the very last concert we did together, is he always cared—about placement, color, everything.

He wanted to make sure that it was right, and he inspired all of us to do the same—and he reminded us if we didn't! I had already thought about methods and soon began a percussion ensemble.