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
|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|
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.
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