Iannaccone, Anthony (Joseph)

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Iannaccone, Anthony (Joseph)

Iannaccone, Anthony (Joseph), American composer, teacher, and conductor; b. N.Y., Oct. 14, 1943. He studied with Copland in N.Y. (1959–64), with Giannini and Diamond at the Manhattan School of Music (M.M., 1968), and with Adler at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. (Ph.D., 1971). After teaching at the Manhattan School of Music (1967–68), he became prof. of composition at Eastern Mich. Univ. in 1971, where he founded its electronic music studio and where he conducted the Collegium Musicum. Iannaccone has received several awards and commissions, and was the winner of the S.A.I./C.F. Peters Competition in 1990 and of the Ostwald Composition Competition in 1995. In his works, he applies serial methods with a certain liberality towards occurrences of tonal, and even explicitly triadic, elements. In his band music, he openly exploits tonal devices.


orch:Suite (1962); 3 syms. (1965; 1966; Night Rivers,1990-92); Violin Concertino (1967); Lysistrata: A Concert Overture (1968); Variations for Violin and Orch. (1969); Divertimento (1983); Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, and Orch. (1989); Whispers of Heavenly Death (1989); Concertante for Clarinet and Orch. (1994); Al Chiaro di Luna (1994); Crossings (1996); West End Express (1997); Waiting for Sunrise on the Sound (1998); From Time to Time (2000). wind ensemble and symphonic band:Interlude (1970); Antiphonies (1972); Scherzo (1976); Of Fire and Ice (1977); Images of Songs& Dance: No. 1, Orpheus (1979) and No. 2, Terpsichore (1981); After a Gentle Rain (1979); Plymouth Trilogy (1981); Apparitions (1986); Sea Drift (1993). CHAMBER: Parodies for Woodwind Quintet (1958); Piano Trio (1959); Viola Sonata (1961); 3 violin sonatas (1964, 1971, 1985); 3 string quartets (1965, 1965, 1999); Hades for Brass Quartet (1968); Remembrance for Viola and Piano (1968); 3 Mythical Sketches for Brass Quartet (1971); Anamorphoses for 2 Trumpets, Trombone, and Percussion (1972); Rituals for Violin and Piano (1973); Bicinia for Flute and Alto Saxophone (1974); Night Song for Bassoon and Piano (1975); Sonatina for Trumpet and Tuba (1975); Aria concertante for Cello and Piano (1976); Invention for 2 Alto Saxophones (1978); Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano (1979); Octet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and String Quintet (1985); Mobiles for 8 Brass and 2 Percussion Players (1986); Toccata Fanfares for 6 Brass (1986); Piano Quintet (1996). keyboard: piano:Retail Rags (1959); Partita (1967); Keyboard Essays (1972); 2-Piano Inventions (1985). organ:Toccata Variations (1983). VOCAL: Many folk songs for Voice and Piano (1958–89); 5 Songs on Immortality for Soprano and Orch.(1959); Magnificat for Chorus and Orch. (1963); Solomon’s Canticle for Chorus (1968); The Prince of Peace for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1970); With Music Strong I Come for Chorus, 2 Pianos, and Chamber Ensemble (1974);The Sky is Low, the Clouds are Mean for Chorus (1976); Song of Thanks for Chorus (1980); Walt Whitman Song for Soloists, Chorus, and Wind Ensemble(1980); A Whitman Madrigal for Chorus and Piano (1984); Autumn Rivulets for Chorus and Chamber Orch. (1984); My Comfort by Day, My Song in the Night for High Voice and Piano (1985); Chautauqua Psalms for Chorus and Piano (1987). electroacoustic:Prelude (1968); Times Square and Forty-Second Street (1969); Fission (1971).

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