Baines, William

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Baines, William (b Horbury, Yorks., 1899; d York, 1922). Eng. composer and pianist. Worked as cinema pianist. Few works pubd. in his lifetime, but his mother gave his musical effects to Brit. Mus. in 1960. Wrote sym. (1917); vn. sonata (1917); str. qt. (1917–18); songs; and a large number of piano pieces, incl. sonatas, Paradise Gardens (1918–19), Coloured Leaves (1918–21), 7 Preludes (1918–19), Twilight Pieces (1921), and 8 Preludes (1921).