Symphony No. 5

Francis Thorne

Performing Ensemble: Orchestra
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Any concert work of mine shows a strong influence of jazz. The other element that is always present is my lifelong fascination with the chromatic harmonies of Wagner - put these two basic elements together, and my music is understood, the fast sections more given over to the jazz, the slow sections to the chromatic sequences. Every measure I write has a tonal center. If this be third-stream, I plead guilty. One has to listen to one's inner ear, and my music is nothing if not intuitive.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Albany Symphony
Composition Date 1984
Duration 22:00
Orchestration 3 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; 4Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Premiere October 11, 1985. Albany Symphony, conducted by Julius Hegyi, Albany, NY