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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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)....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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).
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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