Bob Farnon

Robert Joseph Farnon CM (24 July 1917 – 23 April 2005) was a Canadian-born composer, conductor, musical arranger and trumpet player. As well as being a composer of original works (often in the light music genre), he was commissioned by film and television producers for theme and incidental music. In later life he composed a number of more serious orchestral works, including three symphonies, and was recognised with four Ivor Novello awards and the Order of Canada.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 24, 1917 (Toronto), Died April 23, 2005 (Guernsey)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor (Canada) 3660 10-in. before 9/23/1940 Carry on Eddie Allen ; Bob Farnon ; The Happy Gang ; Blain Mathé ; Bert Pearl ; Kathleen Stokes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat B-4693-A] 10-in. approximately 1941 Good morning Sergeant Major The Happy Gang ; Bert Pearl Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio, instrumental ensemble, and talk. vocalist, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat B-4693-B] 10-in. approximately 1941 Let's get together The Happy Gang ; Bert Pearl Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor (Canada) 8659 10-in. before 9/23/1940 There'll always be an England Eddie Allen ; Bob Farnon ; The Happy Gang ; Blain Mathé ; Bert Pearl ; Kathleen Stokes Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio, organ, and instrumental ensemble vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Farnon, Bob," accessed April 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355090.

Farnon, Bob. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355090.

"Farnon, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355090

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