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Eaton Faning

Joseph Eaton Faning (20 May 1850 – 28 October 1927), known as Eaton Faning, was an English composer and teacher. The son of a music teacher, he became the organist of a church at the age of twelve. He attended the Royal Academy of Music, where his teachers included Arthur Sullivan. He was an outstanding student, winning many awards. He joined the staff of the Academy in 1874 and later taught at the Guildhall School of Music, the Royal College of Music and Harrow School.

As a composer, Faning's works ranged from operettas, including a one-act Savoy Opera, to church music, including a Mass and a Magnificat. He also composed orchestral music including a symphony, and was best known for his songs, of which the most popular was the part-song The Vikings.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 20th, 1850, Died October 28th, 1927

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-10247 12-in. 5/1/1911 The miller's wooing Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16221 12-in. 7/16/1915 Song of the Vikings Victor Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-26176 10-in. 10/6/1927 Barbara Allen Royal Dadmun Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-26176 10-in. 3/23/1922 Barbara Allen Royal Dadmun Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor C-30901 12-in. 9/12/1924 The miller's wooing Victor Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4261 10-in. 11/9/1915 Song of the Vikings Orpheus Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Faning, Eaton," accessed February 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109547.

Faning, Eaton. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109547.

"Faning, Eaton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109547

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