Frank A. Panella (January 14, 1878 – May 13, 1953) was a composer and arranger for band, best known for his march On the Square. Panella was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and began playing clarinet at age seven. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Tech, served as director of the Grand Army Band and the Westinghouse Air Brake Company Band, and founded the Panella Music Company. He died in Crafton, Pennsylvania at the age of 75.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 14th, 1878 (Pittsburgh), Died May 13th, 1953 (Crafton)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1927
Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-20504||10-in.||8/13/1917||The old grey mare||Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band||Jazz/dance band||arranger|
|Victor||B-20660||10-in.||9/12/1917||The old grey mare||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||arranger|
|Columbia||77014||10-in.||4/27/1917||The old grey mare||Prince's Band||Band||arranger|
|Columbia||77238||10-in.||8/7/1917||The old grey mare||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||arranger|
|Columbia||77690||10-in.||2/27/1918||On the square||Prince's Band||Band||composer|
|Brunswick||[Br cat 5158-b]||10-in.||approximately Sept. 1917||The old gray mare||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||[15235b]||10-in.||Mar. 1925||The old grey mare||Carl Fenton’s Orchestra ; Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||arranger|
|Brunswick||E25251-E25252||10-in.||11/19/1927||The old grey mare||Al Bernard||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||10565||10-in.||9/9/1925||The old grey mare||The Happiness Boys||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Panella, Frank," accessed February 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112774.
Panella, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112774.
"Panella, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 February 2021.
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