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Percy Faith (1908–1976)


Percy Faith was a child piano prodigy, but his hands were burned in a fire at age 18. Switching to conducting and arranging, his unique orchestral 'sound', with strong emphasis on creative string work, soon became familiar to listeners everywhere. He recorded 85 albums for Columbia Records, and three hit singles: "Delicado" (1952), "Theme from '... See full bio »

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 2002 Rose Red (TV Mini-Series) (conductor: "Theme From 'a Summer Place'")
 1994 A Man of No Importance (conductor: "Theme for Young Lovers" - uncredited)
 1962-1970 The Virginian (TV Series) (composer - 225 episodes)
- The Gift (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Rich Man, Poor Man (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Sins of the Fathers (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- A King's Ransom (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- No War for the Warrior (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1967 Charlie Bubbles (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1963 Tammy and the Doctor (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me (song arranger: Doris Day) / (song conductor: Doris Day)
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Album (w/Mitch Miller): "It's So Peaceful in the Country" (Columbia Records). See more »
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His recording of "Theme from A Summer Place" was the biggest selling single of 1960 in America. See more »

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