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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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Known For

Love Me or Leave Me
Love Me or Leave Me Music Department
(1955)
Rose Red
Rose Red Music Department
(2002)
I'd Rather Be Rich
I'd Rather Be Rich Music Department
(1964)
Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Eleven Soundtrack
(2001)

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 2002 Rose Red (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... (conductor: "Theme From 'a Summer Place'")
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... (conductor: "Theme From 'a Summer Place'")
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... (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)
 1964 Signpost to Murder (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 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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His recording of "Theme from 'A Summer Place'" (Columbia: 1960) spent seventeen weeks on the American pop charts beginning in January, 1960, including nine weeks at number one, making it the biggest-selling instrumental hit of the rock era to date. The single ultimately won a Gold Record, the R.I.A.A. standard up until 1976, for more than one million copies sold. See more »

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