Percy Faith

1908 - 1976

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Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a Canadian 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Percy Faith has received more than 416,239 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Percy Faith is the 842nd most popular composer (down from 790th in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Canada and the 2nd most popular Canadian Composer.

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Among composers, Percy Faith ranks 842 out of 1,228Before her are Zacharia Paliashvili, Felice Anerio, John Tavener, Ralph Benatzky, Giacomo Antonio Perti, and Carlo Rustichelli. After her are Knut Nystedt, Silvestre Revueltas, Korla Awgust Kocor, Paul Dessau, Boris Lyatoshinsky, and Matthew Locke.

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Among people born in 1908, Percy Faith ranks 169Before her are Štefan Čambal, Bengt Strömgren, Elio Vittorini, Juan Botasso, Pál Titkos, and Arthur O'Connell. After her are Héctor Trujillo, Birgit Cullberg, Gisèle Freund, Joseph Keilberth, Louis Jordan, and Arkhip Lyulka. Among people deceased in 1976, Percy Faith ranks 116Before her are Angelo Iachino, Pinhas Lavon, Alexander Novikov, Alfons Rebane, Floyd Council, and Juan d'Arienzo. After her are Rudolph Minkowski, Jean Martinon, Rosalind Russell, Maurice Dobb, Mark Tobey, and Marguerite Laugier.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Percy Faith ranks 198 out of 1,130Before her are Lothaire Bluteau (1957), Eugene Levy (1946), Donal Logue (1966), Alan Thicke (1947), Martin Short (1950), and Phil Esposito (1942). After her are Harold Innis (1894), Neve Campbell (1973), Paul Haggis (1953), Barry Pepper (1970), Jean Béliveau (1931), and Jon Vickers (1926).

Among COMPOSERS In Canada

Among composers born in Canada, Percy Faith ranks 2Before her are Howard Shore (1946). After her are Mychael Danna (1958), Erik Mongrain (1980), Christophe Beck (1972), and Venetian Snares (1975).