Robert Farnon

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Robert Farnon

Canadian-born composer, conductor, musical arranger and trumpet player add

Category: Music

Born in 1917.

Countries: United Kingdom (33%), Great Britain (33%), United States (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Mantovani, Frank Sinatra, Vera Lynn

Linked to: Reuters




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Robert Farnon was born in 1917 add something


Vera Lynn - Throughout the 1940s and 1950s the Decca label issued all of Vera Lynn's records, including several recorded with Mantovani and His Orchestra in 1942 and with Robert Farnon, from the late 1940s


In 1962 Farnon arranged and conducted Frank Sinatra's only album recorded outside of the United States, "Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain" add something


He won four Ivor Novello Awards including one for "Outstanding Services to British Music" in 1991 and in 1996 he won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for "Lament" performed by J. J. Johnson & his Robert Farnon Orchestra add something


He was awarded the Order of Canada early in 1998 add something

Robert Farnon died in 2005 add something


The piece made its world debut in May 2006 add something