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    • Sonata for piano four hands.

    • Chamber music.; Piano music (4 hands); Sonatas (Piano, 4 hands)
    • Sonata for Piano Four Hands was written with the support of a summer stipend from Trinity University. Its premiere performance was by Andrew Milhalso and Karl Leifheit, piano at Trinity University. Contents: I. (begins at :16)--II. (begins at...
    • 1982
    • String quartet no. 1.

    • Chamber music.; String quartets.; Festival of Contemporary Arts (4th : 1951 : Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • String Quartet No. 1 was first performed at the University of Southern California in 1951 for the Fourth Festival of Contemporary Arts. This recording features Darryl Terwilliger, Tikey Zes, Beach King, and Mary Zes. This recording is a...
    • 1949
    • String quartet no. 1.

    • Chamber music.; String quartets.; Festival of Contemporary Music (10th : 1953 : Baton Rouge, La.)
    • This recording of String Quartet No. 1 was performed at Louisiana State University for the Tenth Festival of Contemporary Music, 1953. It features Roger Diguillian, Charles Caluda, Edson Perry, and Harold Cruthirds. Contents: I. (begins at...
    • 1949
    • String quartet no. 2.

    • Chamber music.; String quartets.; Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College--Centennial celebrations, etc.
    • String Quartet No. 2 was commissioned by Louisiana State University for its centennial celebration and was first performed by the Festival Quartet, Baton Rouge, 1960. Contents: I. (begins at :00)--II. (begins at 7:41)--III. (begins at 19:27)....
    • 1959
    • Introduction and fugue for clarinet quintet.

    • Chamber music.; Woodwind quintets (Clarinets (5)); Canons, fugues, etc.
    • Introduction and Fugue for Clarinet Quintet was first recorded at Louisiana State University, 1948 by Mary Boyce, Ben E. Cain, John Shideler, Kenneth Walters, and Robert Burton. Instrumentation is for 5 clarinets.
    • 1946
    • Homage for chamber orchestra.

    • Chamber orchestra music.; Festival of Texas Composers (1988 : Ft. Worth, Tex.)
    • Homage for Chamber Orchestra was commissioned through a competition held by the Manuscript Archives Committee and the Texas Federation of Music Clubs in memory of Caroline Bock. The premiere performance took place at Southern Methodist University...
    • 1987
    • Sanctus benedictus, agnus dei.

    • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with organ.
    • Sanctus Benedictus, Agnus Dei was written for Thornton's wedding to Alice Dutcher and was first performed for that occasion in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This recording is of the Margarite B. Parker Chapel Choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) with John...
    • 1984
    • Aperite mihi portas justitiae.

    • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied.; Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)
    • Aperite Mihi Portas Justitae was first performed by the Trinity University Choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) with Ben Henson, conductor. This recording features the Trinity University Choir with Cluade Zetty, conductor. The performance is part...
    • 1959
    • The grasshopper.

    • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices)
    • This work was first performed by the Trinity Chamber Singers, Gregory Vancil conducting. The text is based on a poem written in 1656 by Abraham Cowley.
    • 1987
    • Two madrigals: November night, triad.

    • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied; Madrigals, English.
    • This work was first performed by the Louisiana State University A Cappella Choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) with Dallas Draper conducting. Contents: November Night (begins at :00)--Triad (begins at 1:26).
    • 1947 - 1948
    • Electronic music workshop.

    • Electronic music.
    • This piece is a collection of sounds and experimentations with electronic tape music. It was made in preparation for Water Tower Music, Thornton's first and only electronic work.
    • 1984
    • "Water tower music" for electro-magnetic tape.

    • Electronic music.
    • Water Tower Music was composed in the Trinity University Electronic Music Laboratory. It was commissioned by the San Antonio Art Institute to accompany a light show presented at its lawn party to raise funds for its building program.
    • 1984
    • Fanfare for band.

    • Marches (Band); Band music.; Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)
    • Fanfare for Band was commissioned by Trinity University with additional support from the Texas Composers Forum. It was first performed by the Trinity University Wind Symphony under Eugene Carinci. This recording takes place at the University of...
    • 1987
    • Symphonic dance for orchestra.

    • Orchestral music.; Symphonies.
    • Symphonic Dance for Orchestra was first performed by the Louisiana State University Symphony Orchestra, Louis Hasselmans conducting. This recording is a combination of 3 separate audio files. Part 1 of 3 and runs until 1 measure after rehearsal...
    • 1941
    • Contrastes mexicanos (orchestrated).

    • Orchestral music.; Symphonies.
    • Orginally for 2 pianos, Contrastes Mexicanos was orchestrated at the request of Harvey Garber, the then associate of the San Antonio Symphony. This recording is by the Trinity University Community Orchestra with Gregory Fried, conductor. This is...
    • 1970
    • Symphony no. 1.

    • Orchestral music.; Symphonies.
    • This work was Thorton's Ph.D. Disseration for the University of Southern California. It was first performed by the Dalls Symphony Orchestra with Donald Johanos, conductor. This recording is of the San Antonio Symphony, Rafael de Castro...
    • 1953
    • Contrastes mexicanos (orchestrated), 1970.

    • Orchestral music.; Symphonies.
    • Orginally for 2 pianos, Contrastes Mexicanos was orchestrated at the request of Harvey Garber, the then associate of the San Antonio Symphony. Place of performance unknown. Contents: I. La Plaza Garibaldi (begins at :00--II. La Ninfa con Arco...
    • 1970
    • Sinfonia bejar.

    • Orchestral music.; Symphonies.; American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976.
    • Sinfonia Bejar was written at the request of Dr. Alessandro with the support of Trinity University and other individuals for the Bicentennial of the United States. It was premiered by the San Antonio Symphony with Clyde A. Roller, conductor. ...
    • 1976
    • Festive music for orchestra.

    • Orchestral music.; Symphonies.; Inter-American Symposium of Contemporary Music (1963 : Austin, Tex.)
    • This performance is at the Inter-American Symposium of Contemporary Music, Austin, TX. Performers are the Symposium Orchestra with Donald Johanos conducting. Contents: rehearsal for the piece (begins at :00)--full run through the piece (begins at...
    • 1961
    • Symphony in stone.

    • Orchestral music.; Symphonies.; Motion picture music.; University of Southern California.
    • Symphony in Stone was written for the films Troy and Gonzales produced at the University of Southern California. This recording features Ingolf Dahl conducting the University of Southern California Orchestra and contains only the Montage...
    • 1950
    • Contrastes mexicanos for 2 pianos.

    • Piano music (Pianos (2)); Parsons College (Fairfield, Iowa); Inter-American Symposium of Contemporary Music (1962 : Austin, Tex.)
    • Contrastes Mexicanos for 2 Pianos was composed on a commission and summer stipend from Parsons College, Iowa. This performance is at the Inter-American Symposium, University of Texas; Marvin McGee and Andrew Milhalso, pianos. Contents: I. La Plaza...
    • 1959
    • Improvisation 'at Lutcher'.

    • Piano music.; Solo instrument music.; Improvisation (Music)
    • Information about this work is non-existent in the collection. It is not certain that this is a Thornton composition. The date was generated by the range of dates inclusive to the dates for the other discs in this collection. It is a supposition...
    • 1940?-1949?
    • Improvisation: 'lesson in music' and 'night on bald-ass mountain'.

    • Piano music.; Solo instrument music.; Improvisation (Music); Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich, 1839-1881. Night on Bald Mountain--Parodies, imitations, etc.
    • Harry Madison and William Thornton created 'Lesson in Music' and 'Night on Bald-Ass Mountain' as parodies to classical music and its repertoire. Lesson in Music, lasting 4:35 minutes contains lessons in chordal harmonies and structures with...
    • 1948
    • Quartet for classical guitars. 4th movement, Jambalaya.

    • Plucked instrument quartets (Guitars (4)); Electronic keyboard (Synthesizer) music.; Festival of Texas Composers (1994 : Austin, Tex.)
    • Quartet for Classical Guitars was comissioned by the San Antonio Guitar Quartet and premiered at the 1994 Festival of Texas Composers hosted by the University of Texas, Austin. This recording is the movement 'Jambalaya' performed on a Roland...
    • 1994
    • Quartet for classical guitars. 2nd movement, Tango. 3rd movement, Morning song.

    • Plucked instrument quartets (Guitars (4)); Electronic keyboard (Synthesizer) music.; Festival of Texas Composers (1994 : Austin, Tex.)
    • Quartet for Classical Guitars was comissioned by the San Antonio Guitar Quartet and premiered at the 1994 Festival of Texas Composers hosted by the University of Texas, Austin. This recording is the movement 'Tango' and 'Morning Song' performed on...
    • 1994
    • Quartet for classical guitars. 3rd movement, Morning song.

    • Plucked instrument quartets (Guitars (4)); Electronic keyboard (Synthesizer) music.; Festival of Texas Composers (1994 : Austin, Tex.)
    • Quartet for Classical Guitars was comissioned by the San Antonio Guitar Quartet and premiered at the 1994 Festival of Texas Composers hosted by the University of Texas, Austin. This recording is the movement 'Jambalaya' performed on a Roland...
    • 1994
    • Quartet for classical guitars. 1st movement, Bordertown.

    • Plucked instrument quartets (Guitars (4)); Electronic keyboard (Synthesizer) music.; Festival of Texas Composers (1994 : Austin, Tex.)
    • Quartet for Classical Guitars was comissioned by the San Antonio Guitar Quartet and premiered at the 1994 Festival of Texas Composers hosted by the University of Texas, Austin. This recording is the movement 'Bordertown' performed on a Roland...
    • 1994
    • Ceremony of psalms, psalm 111.

    • Psalms (Music)--111th Psalm.; Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with organ.; Percussion ensembles.; Oratorios.; Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
    • Ceremony of Psalms is a collection of 9 psalms commissioned by Trinity University for its 1969 centennial year. This performance was at Margarite B. Parker Chapel by the Trinity University Choir, Claude Zetty, conductor, Campbell Smith, organ, and...
    • 1969
    • Ceremony of psalms, psalm 121.

    • Psalms (Music)--121st Psalm.; Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied.; Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
    • Ceremony of Psalms is a collection of 9 psalms commissioned by Trinity University for its 1969 centennial year. This performance was at Margarite B. Parker Chapel by the Trinity University Choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and Claude Zetty,...
    • 1969
    • Ceremony of psalms, psalm 131.

    • Psalms (Music)--131st Psalm.; Organ music.; Sacred vocal music.; Oratorios.; Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
    • Ceremony of Psalms is a collection of 9 psalms commissioned by Trinity University for its 1969 centennial year. This performance was at Margarite B. Parker Chapel by Claude Zetty, conductor, Campbell Smith, organ, Rosalind Phillips, soprano. ...
    • 1969
    • Ceremony of psalms, psalm 136.

    • Psalms (Music)--136th Psalm.; Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with organ.; Percussion ensembles.; Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
    • Ceremony of Psalms is a collection of 9 psalms commissioned by Trinity University for its 1969 centennial year. This performance was at Margarite B. Parker Chapel by the Trinity University Choir, Claude Zetty, conductor, Campbell Smith, organ, and...
    • 1969
    • Ceremony of psalms, psalm 150.

    • Psalms (Music)--150th Psalm.; Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with organ.; Percussion ensembles.; Oratorios.; Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
    • Ceremony of Psalms is a collection of 9 psalms commissioned by Trinity University for its 1969 centennial year. This performance was at Margarite B. Parker Chapel by the Trinity University Choir, Claude Zetty, conductor, Campbell Smith, organ, and...
    • 1969
    • Happy are they, psalm 1.

    • Psalms (Music)--1st Psalm.; Flute and harp music.; Chamber music.
    • This recording is of the performance by Alice Dutcher Thornton, mezzo, Arthur Ephross, flute, and Mary Golden, harp at the McNay Museum in San Antonio. Instrumentation: voice, flute, harp or piano.
    • 1988
    • Ceremony of psalms, psalm 4.

    • Psalms (Music)--4th Psalm.; Choruses, Sacred (Women's voices) with organ.; Oratorios.; Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
    • Ceremony of Psalms is a collection of 9 psalms commissioned by Trinity University for its 1969 centennial year. This performance was at Margarite B. Parker Chapel by the Trinity University Women's Choir, Claude Zetty, conductor, Campbell Smith,...
    • 1969
    • Ceremony of psalms, psalm 88.

    • Psalms (Music)--88th Psalm.; Sacred vocal music.; Organ music.; Percussion ensembles.; Oratorios.; Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
    • Ceremony of Psalms is a collection of 9 psalms commissioned by Trinity University for its 1969 centennial year. This performance was at Margarite B. Parker Chapel by Claude Zetty, conductor, Campbell Smith, organ, Donald West, baritone, and the...
    • 1969
    • Ceremony of psalms, psalm 8.

    • Psalms (Music)--8th Psalm.; Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with organ.; Percussion ensembles.; Oratorios.; Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
    • Ceremony of Psalms is a collection of 9 psalms commissioned by Trinity University for its 1969 centennial year. This performance was at Margarite B. Parker Chapel by the Trinity University Choir, Claude Zetty, conductor, Campbell Smith, organ, and...
    • 1969
    • Solomon songs.

    • Sacred songs (Medium voice) with piano.
    • Solomon Songs was written for Alice Dutcher, later to become Mrs. Thornton, with text from the Old Testament-- on the Song of Songs. This performance took place at the Margarite B. Parker Chapel, Trinity University, San Antonio. Ms. Alice...
    • 1984
    • Sonatina for violoncello (or clarinet) and piano. 3rd movement.

    • Sonatas (Clarinet and piano); Clarinet and piano music.; Solo instrument music.
    • Originally for violoncello or clarinet, this recording features clarinet and piano performing the third movement. Ben E. Cain, clarinet, and Lorene Thornton Cain, piano.
    • 1940
    • Sonatina for violoncello (or clarinet) and piano. 1st movement.

    • Sonatas (Clarinet and piano); Clarinet and piano music.; Solo instrument music.
    • Originally for violoncello or clarinet, this recording features clarinet and piano performing the first movement. Ben E. Cain, clarinet, and Lorene Thornton Cain, piano.
    • 1940
    • Sonatina for violoncello (or clarinet) and piano. 2nd movement.

    • Sonatas (Clarinet and piano); Clarinet and piano music.; Solo instrument music.
    • Originally for violoncello or clarinet, this recording features clarinet and piano performing the second movement. Ben E. Cain, clarinet, and Lorene Thornton Cain, piano.
    • 1940
    • Sonata for harpsichord.

    • Sonatas (Harpsichord); Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)
    • Sonata for Harpsichord was written for the Inaugural Recital of the Dowd Harpichord. This recording is of the premiere performance by Andrew Milhalso, harpsichord. Contents: I. (begins at :17)--II. (begins at 2:51--III. (begins at 7:55).
    • 1966
    • Sonata for Harpsichord

    • Sonatas (Harpsichord); Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)
    • Sonata for Harpsichord was written for the Inaugural Recital of the Dowd Harpichord. This recording is a performance by Charles Brown at the Festival of Texas Composers hosted by North Texas State University. Contents: I. (begins at :00)--II....
    • 1966
    • Sonata for piano.

    • Sonatas (Piano); Solo instrument music.
    • This recording is first of this work in its entirety at the National Federation of Music Clubs, San Antonio; performed by Allen Lott, piano. Contents: I (begins at :00)--II. (begins at 4:44)--III. (begins at 9:53). Note: movements II and III are...
    • 1955
    • Sonata for alto saxophone and piano.

    • Sonatas (Saxophone and piano); Saxophone and piano music.; Solo instrument music.
    • Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano was written with the support of a summer stipend from Trinity University. The premiere performance was by Eugene Carinci, saxophone, and Sherilyn Coldwell, piano, at Trinity University. The following year it...
    • 1985
    • Sonatina for violin and piano.

    • Sonatas (Violin and piano); Violin and piano music.; Solo instrument music.
    • Sonatina for Violin and Piano was first performed by Louis Ferraro, violin, and Helen Gunderson, piano in Shreveport, Louisiana. This piece won first prize in the student division composition contest, National Federation of Music Clubs.
    • 1944
    • Sonata for violoncello and piano (1951 performance).

    • Sonatas (Violoncello and piano); Violoncello and piano music.
    • This recording is of the premiere performance at the University of Southern California by Mary Zes, violoncello, and Donald Carter, piano.
    • 1950
    • Sonata for violoncello and piano (1987 performance).

    • Sonatas (Violoncello and piano); Violoncello and piano music.
    • This recording is of the performance at Oklahoma State University with Evan Tonsing violoncello, and Steve Rush, piano for the Faculty Consort, Spring Program. The following note was written on the original box: ""the offensive hum was produced...
    • 1950
    • Sonatina for violoncello (or clarinet) and piano.

    • Sonatas (Violoncello and piano); Violoncello and piano music.; Solo instrument music.
    • This recording features D.R. Vandersall, violoncello, and Jack Sinclair, piano, performing only the first movement.
    • 1940
    • Sonatina for violoncello (or clarinet) and piano.

    • Sonatas (Violoncello and piano); Violoncello and piano music.; Solo instrument music.
    • This recording features D.R. Vandersall, violoncello, and Jack Pickard, piano, performing only the first movement.
    • 1940
    • The moon maiden.

    • Songs (High voice) with piano.
    • The Moon Maiden is for soprano, Julia Beoleta, and piano, Frances Bremer. The poem set to music is by Vivian Thornton. It was first performed at Louisiana State University, 1943. This recording is somewhat distorted. It begins at :12.
    • 1947

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