Tally-Ho March: Three Recordings plus bonus recording of ’62 TH Performance of Camp Song
#1- 1951 Performance by Tally-Ho Music Camp Band
This is a recording from a vinyl-78rpm record made under the baton of composer Frederick Fennell. It is believed to have been recorded by the 1951 Tally-Ho Band sometime during the week his new march was premiered at the Camp, July 30 – August 5. (Appearing below is a copy of the premiere-night program, also a copy of the condensed score of the march later arranged by John Kinyon for the publisher Remick Music Corp.) Although the fidelity is less than standards enjoyed today, the challenging rapid pace that the composer-maestro set for the band is “unmistakably Fennell!“. This recording takes 2:23 (minutes:seconds); in comparison, subsequent recordings made by campers in 1954 and 1962 (see immediately below) took 2:50 and 3:02, respectively.
#2- 1954 Performance by Tally-Ho Music Camp Band
This high-fidelity recording is from a record made at Tally-Ho during 1954. The conductor was Howard Marsh, who would later become Professor of Music Education at Fredonia (SUNY). It was recorded at the Camp during the week of July 19 – 25 (see Brochures and Programs. The length of this recording is 2:50.
#3- 1962 Performance by Tally-Ho Music Camp Band
The third recording is from a vinyl 33rpm record made at Tally-Ho during 1962, and also has quality fidelity. The conductor was Bertram Francis, Director of Bands, Mansfield State College in Pennsylvania. The Tally-Ho Band performed it during the final week of that season when he was director-in-residence, August 6 – 12. The length of this recording is 3:02.
Bonus Recording – Camp Song (Tally-Ho Campers’ Traditional “Welcome Song”)
This recording is also from the vinyl-33rpm record made by campers in 1962. An arrangement based on a composition by Harry Alford, it was musically adapted and given lyrics by Fred Bradley in 1950, when Tally-Ho Music Camp was going into Season #3. When Camp got underway, conductor Warren Shelley, composed and added the soon-to-become “signature” Obbligato. From then onward, the piece served as the opening number for every concert performed at Camp (see History). The conductor of this performance was Robert Wadsworth. The length of this recording is 1:47.
Hi-Tech in the 1950s
Below are photos of equipment used to make recordings or films at Tally-Ho