Frank Panella

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Panella, Frank," accessed January 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112774.

Panella, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112774.

"Panella, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112774

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