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Kenneth Thorne (born January 26, 1924) is an Academy Award-winning British-American television and film score composer.

Early life

Thorne was born in East Dereham, a town in the English County of Norfolk. Thorne began his musical career as a pianist with the big bands of England during the 1940s, playing at night clubs and the dance halls. At age 27, Thorne decided to seriously study composition with private tutors at Cambridge and later studied the organ for five years in… read more

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  • Avatar for turntostone2
    @jazzthieve, Ken Thorne most definitely composed Superman II (based on original themes by Williams). These shoutboxes allow a discussion to last 7 (or more) years. Haha!
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    @ NickCurran great you like Superman 2 ost but why tell that here? That soundtrack was composed By John Williams, Ken Thorne only did the third movie (Alexander Courage did the fourth).
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    The whole sonic atmosphere surrounding the villains in Superman II is still memorable and unique. The sharpness of the violins; epic horns; all amazing work, not to forget the whacky themes in Superman III. Shine on, Thorne!
  • Avatar for NickCurran
    I like the superman 2 soundtrack

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