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Judith Durham (Piano) Tommy Reilly (Harmonica) Minute Waltz, Bach Badinerie, The Fairytale  1970
Judith Durham (Piano) Tommy Reilly (Harmonica) Minute Waltz, Bach Badinerie, The Fairytale 1970
Published: 2010/05/17
Channel: Denny161853
Harmonica Concerto by Tommy Reilly
Harmonica Concerto by Tommy Reilly
Published: 2015/09/10
Channel: Andrew Chan
Tommy Reilly - Autumn Leaves
Tommy Reilly - Autumn Leaves
Published: 2011/07/17
Channel: woodhouse122
Serenade (Tommy Reilly)
Serenade (Tommy Reilly)
Published: 2015/05/29
Channel: Masumi Suzuki
Scarborough Fair by Tommy Reilly.
Scarborough Fair by Tommy Reilly.
Published: 2010/03/08
Channel: Higgyhoggins
Golden Girl by Tommy Reilly Harmonica solo by Lee Shuk Yin. Karmen Ng at the piano. 15.9.2014
Golden Girl by Tommy Reilly Harmonica solo by Lee Shuk Yin. Karmen Ng at the piano. 15.9.2014
Published: 2014/11/27
Channel: 曾生錄影製作 ck Tsang 7
Judith Durham & Tommy Reilly - Minute Waltz, Bach Badinerie & The Fairytale
Judith Durham & Tommy Reilly - Minute Waltz, Bach Badinerie & The Fairytale
Published: 2012/04/27
Channel: Judith Durham and The Seekers
Serenade for Harmonica Solo
Serenade for Harmonica Solo
Published: 2013/02/27
Channel: Gordon Lee
Chromatic Harmonica Classical Music Larry Adler
Chromatic Harmonica Classical Music Larry Adler's Genevieve Harmonica British Film Music
Published: 2007/08/15
Channel: taptotpat
Sous Le Ciel De Paris Tommy Reilly (Audio)
Sous Le Ciel De Paris Tommy Reilly (Audio)
Published: 2009/05/15
Channel: Kim chan
MIDNIGHT COWBOY Tommy Reilly -45 rpm-
MIDNIGHT COWBOY Tommy Reilly -45 rpm-
Published: 2013/09/06
Channel: Kim chan
Olivia Theme - from Tommy Reilly
Olivia Theme - from Tommy Reilly
Published: 2012/08/12
Channel: Owen Ho
Tommy Reilly  interview on the Telecast Ad Plus
Tommy Reilly interview on the Telecast Ad Plus
Published: 2014/10/28
Channel: Hermenegildo Mendes
HARMONICA PARISIEN Tommy Reilly (Audio)
HARMONICA PARISIEN Tommy Reilly (Audio)
Published: 2012/06/27
Channel: Kim chan
Pavane, Op. 50 (arr. for harmonica and string ensemble)
Pavane, Op. 50 (arr. for harmonica and string ensemble)
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: Tommy Reilly - Topic
VALSENTINO  Tommy Reilly
VALSENTINO Tommy Reilly
Published: 2012/09/02
Channel: Kim chan
Tommy Reilly - 6 Billion People
Tommy Reilly - 6 Billion People
Published: 2013/06/20
Channel: Scott Watson
Tommy Reilly(Harmonica) If It
Tommy Reilly(Harmonica) If It's A Game (Judith Durham David Reilly) 1967
Published: 2010/06/06
Channel: Denny161853
BLOW MAN BLOW Tommy Reilly -45 rpm-
BLOW MAN BLOW Tommy Reilly -45 rpm-
Published: 2012/01/28
Channel: Kim chan
TARKA the OTTER Tommy Reilly - 1 -
TARKA the OTTER Tommy Reilly - 1 -
Published: 2013/03/28
Channel: Kim chan
Serenade/Tommy Reilly
Serenade/Tommy Reilly
Published: 2010/12/20
Channel: shinoikawa
Ray Martin Orchestra and Tommy Reilly - The Golden Touch
Ray Martin Orchestra and Tommy Reilly - The Golden Touch
Published: 2014/07/03
Channel: Michael Preston
VALSENTINO by Tommy Reilly (8-15-2013)
VALSENTINO by Tommy Reilly (8-15-2013)
Published: 2013/08/20
Channel: George Miklas
Begin The Beguine Tommy Reilly -45 rpm-
Begin The Beguine Tommy Reilly -45 rpm-
Published: 2010/11/24
Channel: Kim chan
TOMMY REILLY - El Cumbanchero
TOMMY REILLY - El Cumbanchero
Published: 2010/05/13
Channel: harmonica0
DUETTINO Tommy Reilly
DUETTINO Tommy Reilly
Published: 2010/06/02
Channel: Kim chan
Tommy Reilly & Kai Warner - Tomorrow Is Far Away (1968)
Tommy Reilly & Kai Warner - Tomorrow Is Far Away (1968)
Published: 2015/05/14
Channel: russallert
VALSENTINO (written by Tommy Reilly)performed by Jerry Murad
VALSENTINO (written by Tommy Reilly)performed by Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
Published: 2015/01/27
Channel: George Miklas
BADINERIE  Tommy Reilly
BADINERIE Tommy Reilly
Published: 2013/10/07
Channel: Kim chan
☆Down Under - The Sundowners Tommy Reilly -45 rpm- (HD)
☆Down Under - The Sundowners Tommy Reilly -45 rpm- (HD)
Published: 2015/11/07
Channel: Kim chan
CUMANA Tommy Reilly (Audio)
CUMANA Tommy Reilly (Audio)
Published: 2009/05/16
Channel: Kim chan
Valsentino by Tommy Reilly, Harmonica solo by Sally Chan, Karmen Ng at the piano
Valsentino by Tommy Reilly, Harmonica solo by Sally Chan, Karmen Ng at the piano
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: 曾生錄影製作 ck Tsang 7
☆Yokohama Holiday - The Green Leves of Summer Tommy Reilly -45 rpm- (HD)
☆Yokohama Holiday - The Green Leves of Summer Tommy Reilly -45 rpm- (HD)
Published: 2015/11/07
Channel: Kim chan
Chromatic Harmonica - Valsentino
Chromatic Harmonica - Valsentino
Published: 2013/05/07
Channel: Shen Mingcheng
☆Bachanalia Tommy Reilly (HD)
☆Bachanalia Tommy Reilly (HD)
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: Kim chan
Music I adore #296 Londonderry Air (Skaila Kanga & Tommy Reilly)
Music I adore #296 Londonderry Air (Skaila Kanga & Tommy Reilly)
Published: 2013/04/13
Channel: Nijipoop
LATIN HARMONICA Tommy Reilly (Audio)
LATIN HARMONICA Tommy Reilly (Audio)
Published: 2012/06/24
Channel: Kim chan
Golden Girl By Max Martin (Tommy Reilly). Harmonica solo by Hang-hay Wai. Zoe Liaw at the Piano.
Golden Girl By Max Martin (Tommy Reilly). Harmonica solo by Hang-hay Wai. Zoe Liaw at the Piano.
Published: 2010/07/22
Channel: harmonicawai
Harmonica-Valsention
Harmonica-Valsention
Published: 2009/09/27
Channel: Chaoteng Chang
Golden Girl by Max Martin (Tommy Reilly).  Harmonica solo by Hang-hay Wai . Zoe Liaw at the Piano.
Golden Girl by Max Martin (Tommy Reilly). Harmonica solo by Hang-hay Wai . Zoe Liaw at the Piano.
Published: 2011/02/26
Channel: harmonicawai
Kai Warner (Werner Last, Germany) & Tommy Reilly (United Kingdom) - Ba-Tu-Ca-Da
Kai Warner (Werner Last, Germany) & Tommy Reilly (United Kingdom) - Ba-Tu-Ca-Da
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Last Forever
Tommy Reilly @ King Tuts Jackets
Tommy Reilly @ King Tuts Jackets
Published: 2008/09/16
Channel: rosscammy89
Concerto Harmonica Spivakovsky 1st Mov with Orchestra Harmonica concerto Music A Classical Harmonica
Concerto Harmonica Spivakovsky 1st Mov with Orchestra Harmonica concerto Music A Classical Harmonica
Published: 2008/05/27
Channel: taptotpat
Valsentino
Valsentino
Published: 2015/05/13
Channel: Owen Ho
An Ordinary Copper - Jack Warner - Dixon of Dock Green Theme Song - 78 rpm - Numark TTX
An Ordinary Copper - Jack Warner - Dixon of Dock Green Theme Song - 78 rpm - Numark TTX
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: videocurios
Golden Girl ( Max Martin )
Golden Girl ( Max Martin )
Published: 2011/12/06
Channel: Ari's Harmonica
Tokyo Tommy Reilly (HD)
Tokyo Tommy Reilly (HD)
Published: 2015/08/04
Channel: Kim chan
The Silver Sound Of The Harmonica 2
The Silver Sound Of The Harmonica 2
Published: 2009/04/27
Channel: Mobilecheese
Harmonica Perfomance-Singmund Groven
Harmonica Perfomance-Singmund Groven
Published: 2006/08/15
Channel: aka97
★TEDDY BEARS
★TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC Tommy Reilly -78 rpm- (HD)
Published: 2015/12/27
Channel: Kim chan
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Tommy Reilly
MBE
Birth name Thomas Rundle Reilly
Born (1919-08-21)August 21, 1919
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Died September 25, 2000(2000-09-25) (aged 81)
Frensham, Surrey, England
Genres Jazz, classical, popular
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, teacher
Instruments Harmonica
Years active 1940s–1990s
Associated acts James Moody
Website tommyreilly.co.uk

Thomas Rundle "Tommy" Reilly MBE (August 21, 1919 – September 25, 2000) was a Canadian-born harmonica player, predominantly based in England. He began studying violin at eight and began playing harmonica at aged eleven as a member of his father's band. In the 1940s, he began parallel careers as a concert soloist and recitalist playing the harmonica.

Early life[edit]

Born in Guelph, Ontario, he studied violin at eight and began playing harmonica at aged eleven as a member of his father's band. In 1935 the family moved to London. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was a student at the Leipzig Conservatory. Reilly was arrested and interned for the duration of the war in prisoner of war camps. However it was there that he developed his virtuosity on the harmonica, basing his ideas of phrasing and interpretation on the playing of Jascha Heifetz.[1]

Career[edit]

Returning to London in 1945, Reilly began championing the cause of the harmonica as a serious solo concert instrument. He began parallel careers as a concert soloist and recitalist, a popular BBC radio and TV performer, and a studio musician-composer. He performed with most of the major European orchestras and toured Europe several times with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields. He also played the theme tune and musical breaks to the BBC Radio series The Navy Lark from 1959 to 1977.[2]

Over 30 concert works have been composed for Reilly, including Michael Spivakovsky's Harmonica Concerto of 1951 (considered the first important full-scale concerto for harmonica), and fellow Canadian Robert Farnon's Prelude and Dance for Harmonica and Orchestra. Other pieces were composed for him by Reilly's accompanist James Moody, Matyas Seiber (Old Scottish Air for Harmonica, Strings and Harp), Gordon Jacob (Five Pieces for Harmonica and Strings), Fried Walter (Ballade and Tarantella for Harmonica and Orchestra), Karl Heinz-Köper (Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra), Graham Whettam (Fantasy for Harmonica and Orchestra), Vilem Tausky (Concertino for Harmonica and Orchestra), Francis Ward (Kaleidoscope for Harmonica and Orchestra), Willem Strietman ("O bonne douce France" for Harmonica and Orchestra), Max Saunders (Sonatina for Harmonica and Piano), Sir George Martin (Three American Sketches for Harmonica and Strings, and Adagietto for Harmonica and Strings), Alan Langford (Concertante for Harmonica and Strings), Paul Patterson (Propositions for Harmonica and Strings). Reilly himself transcribed works by Bach, Chopin and Mozart amongst others, for the harmonica. Reilly worked with many composers to get more original music written for the instrument, and his recordings also include original harmonica works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Arthur Benjamin, and Villa-Lobos.[3]

He was signed to Parlophone in 1951 where his recordings were produced by George Martin. He also performed music for the soundtracks of many US and European films and for several US TV series. Among the composers who wrote film scores for Reilly were Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstein and Dimitri Tiomkin.

In 1967, Reilly initiated the development of the first Hohner silver harmonica, which became the de facto standard concert instrument for many years and to which Hohner has made with few adjustments ever since.

Tommy Reilly and James Moody have recorded many musical scores for the harmonica under the pen names "Dwight Barker" and "Max Martin". One of such musical compilation is the LP: Conroy/Berry Music – Conroy BMLP 160 – Album Title: Conroy Recorded Music Library: Harmonica, 1976, which is a compilation of previous 78 RPM of the 1960s from Berry Music.

In 1992 he received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth for his services to music.

Reilly developed and invented much of the playing technique which is common today. He wrote a handbook Play like the Stars, about playing classical style on the chromatic harmonica.

Reilly died aged 81 in Frensham, Surrey. His granddaughter Georgina Reilly is a Canadian film and television actor.

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tommy Reilly Biography". Historica Canada. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  2. ^ White, Robert (27 September 2000). "Tommy Reilly Obituary". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ "Tommy Reilly". The Daily Telegraph. 29 September 2000. 

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