Jeff Sultanof On Robert Farnon, Part 2

Farnon conducting

Robert Farnon By Jeff Sultanof 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 scene from the motion picture with Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo. Farnon recorded a long-running series of … [Read more...]