Harry Simeone

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s
Links online: Lyrics Wikipedia Wikipedia

Biography

Harry Moses Simeone, 9 May 1911, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 22 February 2005, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. An arranger, conductor and composer, Simeone studied at the Juilliard School of Music, before working for CBS Radio, where he was spotted by band leader Fred Waring. He took him onto his staff as an arranger in 1939, and from there Simeone moved to Hollywood and worked for Paramount with the legendary composer and conductor Victor Young on several Bing Crosby movies, including Here Come The Waves and the ‘Road’ series with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. In 1945 Simeone rejoined Waring and became the editor of Waring’s Shawnee Press. From 1952-59 he served as the conductor and chorale arranger for the popular weekly Firestone Hour on television.

In 1958 Simeone released the chorale album Sing We Now Of Christmas, a collection of sacred songs and carols. It also contained ‘The Little Drummer Boy’,...

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