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Percy Faith

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Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976), was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After 1940, he moved to Chicago, becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1945. He died in Encino, California, and is iinterred in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California.

Faith was a band-leader, orchestrator, and composer best known for his arrangements of standard tunes using lush string sections and female choruses. The latter sometimes sang, most often they just vocalized without words.

Faith’s live orchestra was a staple of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s live-music broadcasts from 1938 to 1940. After moving to the U.S., Faith made many recordings for Voice of America. After working briefly for Decca Records, he went to work for Mitch Miller at Columbia Records. There, he turned out dozens of albums and provided arrangements for many of the pop singers of the 1950s. The use of the female chorus really became a Percy Faith signature with his mid-late 1960’s “Young Lovers” projects; it was also used in his final Holiday album, “Christmas Is,” released in 1967.

Faith’s most famous and best-remembered recordings are “Delicado” (1952), “Moulin Rouge” (1953) and “Theme from A Summer Place” (1960).

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  • pablofreire

    Ouvi a summer place pela primeira vez em rose red e agora quando fui assistir sombras da noite me lembrei. Sinfonia maravilhosa

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • rafaelhelenojor

    A summer place

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ativke

    "16 Most Requested Songs" really good album title

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ElPrincipedelaS

    A Summer Place..What a beauty....remind me I could not watch the movie because I was underaged....and now almost 60 y/o....God time pass FASTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • gemafrei-music

    Mein Favorit ist "Grunchy Granola Suite" aus den 70ern. Wurde in den 80ern als Abspannmusik für die Samstags-Hitparade auf NDR1 verwendet - Einfach wunderbar! Alle wollten den Titel damals aufnehmen, aber nur einmal wurde er komplett ausgespielt, so weit ich mich erinnern kann. Enthalten auf dem Album "Percy Faith / Corazon"

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • IRSARGE

    Pure Heaven !

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • imuzico

    purely awesome..

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • NewFeudalism

    Love you Percy!!!

    12 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Bubimann

    amazing<3

    7 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Twiggystickstoo

    This is the best of all the White Christmas songs to decorate the tree, very relaxing!

    2 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ruusupuu

    Super!

    6 Feb 2008 Reply