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Robert Farnon


Robert Joseph Farnon was a Canadian-born composer, conductor, musical arranger and trumpet player. As well as being a composer of original works (often in the light music genre), he was commissioned by film and television producers for theme and incidental music. In later life he composed a number of more serious orchestral works, including three symphonies, and was recognised with four Ivor Novello awards and the Order of Canada.


Article: Jazz Fiction

Interruptions On A Christmas Eve

Read "Interruptions On A Christmas Eve" reviewed by Arthur R George

The small restaurant and occasional music bistro was closed for Christmas Eve. Its owner Ernie DiVitale had darkened the room. There was light enough, from the Christmas tree in the corner and spilling in from a lamp over the prep area in the kitchen, to relax with his wife Veronica at a back table over cappuccini ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Jason Jackson: Inspiration

Read "Jason Jackson: Inspiration" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Jason Jackson is an outstanding versatile and well-heeled New York-based trombonist. Somehow, you don't hear his name mentioned along with peers like Robin Eubanks, Steve Turre, Steve Davis, John Fedchock, and Conrad Herwig. Perhaps that's because Jackson plays first chair in big bands, studio work, and Broadway musicals. He doesn't often link up with small groups ...


News: Interview

Jeff Sultanof on Robert Farnon, Part 2

Jeff Sultanof on Robert Farnon, Part 2

Robert Farnon composed several film scores, of which the best known is the music for Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951). The trombonist, composer and arranger J.J. Johnson told me that a theme from the film, “Lady Barbara” was one of his favorites. Johnson eventually recorded it with Farnon. We hear a bit of the theme in this ...



Label: Nebula
Released: 1983


Showcase For Soloists

Label: Nebula
Released: 1973


Pop Makes Progress

Label: Nebula
Released: 1970


The Sensuous Strings Of Robert Farnon

Label: Nebula
Released: 1962


The Music Of Robert Farnon - Piano Playtime

Label: Nebula
Released: 1960


Experiments In Space

Label: Nebula
Released: 1958


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