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Faith, Percy, 1908-1976



  • Existence: 1908 - 1976


Percy Faith; born April 7, 1908 in Toronto; died February 9, 1976 in Encino; bandleader, orchestrator, composer and conductor, known for his lush arrangements of pop and Christmas standards. He is often credited with popularizing the "easy listening" or "mood music" format. Faith became a staple of American popular music in the 1950s and continued well into the 1960s. Though his professional orchestra-leading career began at the height of the swing era, Faith refined and rethought orchestration techniques, including use of large string sections, to soften and fill out the brass-dominated popular music of the 1940s.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Terry Woodson collection on Percy Faith

Identifier: MSS 8312
Scope and Contents

Contains music hand written music scores written by composer Percy Faith and collected and organized by conductor Terry Woodson. Dates include 1962 to 1976.

Dates: 1962-1976