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Francis Thorne

Composer’s Biography:



Rome Prize (1995)

American Academy of Arts and Letters Music Prize (1968)


Compositions for Winds:

Remembering Dizzy (1990) for Brass Quintet

Two Environments (1990) for Brass Quintet

Divertimento No. 3 (1983) for Woodwind Quintet

Five Set Pieces (1977) for Sax Quartet

Gems From Spoon River (1977) for Concert Band

Chamber Concerto for Solo Violoncello and 10 Instruments (1976): Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, 2 Percussion, Violin, Viola, Contrabass

Lyric Variation No. 3 (1972) for Woodwind Quintet and Percussion

Simultaneities (1971) for Brass Quintet, Electric Guitar, Percussion

Seven Set Pieces (1967) for 13 Players: 2 Bass Clarinets, 2 Contrabassoon, 2 Trumpets, Trombone, 2 Percussion, Piano/Celesta, 2 Viola, Contrabass

Anniversary Fanfare (1963) for Brass and Percussion