Symphony No.3 (Sacred)

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Anthony Cirone

General Info

Duration: c. 14:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: CPP/Belwin
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


I. Lord Have Mercy
II. Glory Be to God
III. Holy, Holy, Holy
IV. Lamb of God


Player I: Orchestra bells
Player II: Xylophone
Player III: Vibraphone
Player IV: Marimba
Player V: Tom-toms(4), suspended cymbal, triangle, vibraphone
Player VI: Timpani(4), chimes, roto-toms(4)

Program Notes


Anthony Cirone's Symphony #3 (in four movements) for percussion sextet is scored for bells, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, four toms, suspended cymbal, triangle, four timpani, chimes and four RotoToms. It is based upon several parts of the traditional Mass, with corresponding orchestration approaches. The slow first movement ("Lord Have Mercy") is based upon a haunting four-note motive. The second movement ("Glory Be To God") is a spirited 3/4 piece that includes a marimba cadenza. The third movement ("Holy, Holy, Holy") is a dense, angular work featuring unusual sonorities and rhythmic phrases. The fourth movement ("Lamb of God") is a slow chorale accompanied by a regal timpani statement. The vibist is required to use four mallets and several parts make use of quintuplets and sextuplets. The writing is excellent and of the Manhattan Marimba Quartet and Marimolin. In this unusual work--a trio scored for two cowbells, two drums, and one temple block--Levitan works with a two-bar rhythmic theme to build an exciting piece that displays his penchant for creating subtle rhythmic effects through the manipulation of accents and rests. A good performance of this piece by three college-level percussionists will show that much music can be coaxed from very few instruments. - John R. Raush, August 1995[1]



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

4/4 for Four - Percussion Quartet
4-Mallet Etudes for Marimba - Marimba
4-Mallet Marimba Solos - Marimba
4-Mallet Studies for Marimba, Volume VI - Marimba
A Little Song - Percussion Sextet
A Sacred Mass for Chorus and Percussion - Percussion Quartet; Chorus
Advanced Marimba Duets, Volume III - Marimba Duo
Assimilation - Percussion Sextet
Boom-Whap - Percussion Sextet
Cairo Suite - Percussion Ensemble (9)
Dichotomy - Percussion Ensemble (8)
Double Concerto for Two Percussion and Orchestra - Percussion Duo; Orchestra
Double Fanfare - Percussion Ensemble (12) - Harrison/Cirone
Drums Galore - Percussion Sextet
Finale - Percussion Sextet
Five Items for Solo Marimba and Percussion Ensemble - Marimba; Percussion Quintet
Five Items for Soprano and Percussion - Percussion Quintet; voice
Four/Four for Four - Percussion Quartet
Fugue - Cirone - Percussion Quartet
Fugue for Percussion Sextet - Percussion Sextet
Gliding Along - Percussion Sextet
Japanese Impressions - Percussion Quintet
March Right In - Percussion Sextet
Nervous Notes - Percussion Sextet
NYSD: Orchestral Suite for Solo Snare Drum - Solo Percussion
Overture in Percussion - Percussion Quintet
Pentadic Striations - Percussion Quartet
Percussionality - Percussion Quintet
Processional - Percussion Sextet
Samba Classico - Percussion Quartet
Sonata No. 2 for Trumpet and Percussion - Percussion; Trumpet
Sonata No. 3 for Clarinet and Percussion - Percussion; Clarinet
Sonata No. 4 - Percussion; Violin; Piano
Sonata No.1 for Timpani and Piano - Timpani; Piano
Symphony No. 1 for Percussion Ensemble - Percussion Ensemble (8)
Symphony No. 2 for Percussion - Percussion Ensemble (9)
Symphony No.3 (Sacred) - Percussion Sextet
Take Three - Percussion Trio
Three Phases - Percussion Quartet
Triptych - Percussion Quartet
Unaccompanied Solos for Marimba - Marimba

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