|Birth name||Francis Athelstone Baines|
|Genres||Double-Bass; bass viol|
He taught at the Royal College of Music and performed at the Aldeburgh Festival. His Fanfare was included in Gerard Hoffnung's first Music Festival Concert along with works by the better-known British composers Malcolm Arnold and William Walton. His compositions include two symphonies (from 1953 and 1957), a Divertimento, and a set of Comic Variations. Francis Founded Mary Ward Settlement in London. He took part in a performance of the Schubert "Trout" quintet with Benjamin Britten and the Amadeus Quartet and played nine instruments in a recording of medieval music.
Baines also played the bass viol, and led the Jaye Consort of Viols, which he founded.
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