F. H. Losey
Frank Hoyt Losey (March 18, 1870 – 3 May 1931) was an American musician, composer, and arranger of band and orchestra music. He is credited with over 400 compositions and 2,500 arrangements including his most recognized composition, Gloria March.
Losey was born in Rochester, New Jersey and raised in Lawrenceeville. While it has been commonly cited that he was born in 1872 or 1875, his presence as an infant in the 1870 Census shows these references to be incorrect, as well as his correct age of 61 on his death certificate. Frank studied music at an early age, learning to play cornet, violin, and piano. Losey was a cornetist for local and regional bands until he suffered from lip paralysis which forced him to switch to trombone and euphonium and limited him to smaller theater performances.
Starting in 1902, Losey composed and arranged music for Carl Fischer and became editor-in-chief of the Vandersloot Music Publishing Company. In 1919, Thomas Edison selected Losey to be the music adviser for Edison's phonograph company. He was also approached by Henry Ford to arrange music for the Ford Orchestra in Detroit. Losey died in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1931.
The Historic American Sheet Music Project contains nine examples of his work:
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Birth and Death Data: Born March 18, 1870, Died May 3, 1931
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1935
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, conductor, arranger, piano
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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 75 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||E27270||10-in.||4/4/1928||Feast of the flowers||Brunswick Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Edison||1095||10-in.||between 6/19/1912 and 6/21/1912||Forest whispers||Reed Orchestra [Edison Records]||Reed orchestra||composer|
|Edison||1536||Not documented||1921||Carry me back to old Virginia||Losey's Instrumental Quartet||Instrumental quartet||leader|
|Edison||1537||Not documented||1921||Silver threads among the gold||Losey Instrumental Quartet||Instrumental quartet||leader|
|Edison||1545||Not documented||1921||Smiling eyes||Losey's Orchestra||Orchestra||leader|
|Edison||1546||Not documented||1921||Dance of the brooklet||Losey's Orchestra||Orchestra||leader|
|Edison||1577||10-in.||9/11/1922||The magic mirror||Ernest L. Stevens Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Edison||2250||10-in.||4/24/1913||Fidelity two-step||National Promenade Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||2285||10-in.||5/13/1913||Dream of autumn||American Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Edison||2286||10-in.||5/14/1913||Alita||American Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Edison||2295||10-in.||5/19/1913||Feast of the flowers||American Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Edison||2297||10-in.||5/20/1913||Mary Emerson waltzes||American Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Edison||2301||10-in.||5/22/1913||A rural festival||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||2451||10-in.||9/11/1913||Vigoroso march||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||2476||10-in.||10/3/1913||Dance of the Nile maidens||Edison Concert Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||2477||10-in.||10/3/1913||The fountain dance||Edison Concert Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||2478||10-in.||10/3/1913||Patrol of the guardsmen||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||2486||10-in.||10/8/1913||Flaming arrow||Edison Concert Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||3798||10-in.||5/19/1915||Forest whispers||Reed Orchestra||Reed orchestra||composer|
|Edison||4206||10-in.||10/19/1915||Dancing with ma honey||Charles Daab||Xylophone solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||5616||10-in.||6/12/1917||Invincible America march||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||5856||10-in.||10/23/1917||The vampire||Sodero's Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||5861||10-in.||10/30/1917||Love's message||Sodero's Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||6110||10-in.||Mar. 1918||The ambassador polka||Bohumir Kryl||Cornet solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||6114||10-in.||Apr. 1918||Trumpeter's carnival||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Losey, F. H.," accessed June 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109642.
Losey, F. H.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109642.
"Losey, F. H.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 June 2023.
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Wikipedia: Frank H. Losey
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LCNAR: Losey, F. H. (Frank Hoyt), 1870-1931 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no93019643
Wikidata: Frank H. Losey - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5487014
MusicBrainz: Frank H. Losey - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/c4f9a92d-5b0b-49ca-894e-d9cfd23aef0f
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