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The Composers

Francis Thorne

 (1922- )

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  Francis Thorne worked as a stock broker, banker and jazz musician before becoming a composer at age 34. He is a founding member of the American Composers Orchestra. Works include: Nocturnes (1963); Fanfare, Fugue & Funk (1972); Lyric Variations #2 (1975); Third String Quartet (1975); Flute Sonatina (1962); Symphony No. 5 (1985); and Symphony No. 6 (1992); 
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