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Alfred Hitchcock (suspense anthology)

     (CBS Primetime, 1955 - 1960, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" - 30 min.;
      NBC Primetime, 1960 - 1962, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" - 30 min.;
      CBS Primetime, 1962 - 1964, "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" - 60 min.;
      NBC Primetime, 1964 - 1965, "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" - 60 min.)

Theme (melody based upon): "Funeral March of a Marionette"

    [This classical novelty was composed in 1872 by Charles Gounod, 
     while he was living in England, and was first published there;

     Hitchcock is said to have selected this piece for his THEME
     after remembering its use behind the 1927 silent film "Sunrise" 
     directed by F. W. Murnau;

     For the TV series, this quirky little tune was arranged by
     several people, in the approximate order, as described below.
     
     Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article "It Seems To Me
     I've Heard That Theme Before" July 28, 1956, pp. 12-13;
     
     Verified also as the THEME in TV Guide article "Looking
     For A Lost Chord?" April 28, 1962, pp. 12-13]

     Composer: Charles Gounod (predates ASCAP & BMI)

     Original Publisher: Goddard and Co., London, England

     1999 Publisher: [in the Public Domain]

     First Publication Date: 1872

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Theme Arrangement 1: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"

    [an adaptation/arrangement based upon
     Charles Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette"]

     Adapter/Arranger: Stanley J. Wilson (ASCAP/BMI)
                      [Revue Studios Music Director]

     Original Publisher: Gordon Music Co, Inc. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Gordon Music Co. (ASCAP), of
                     Canoga Park, CA

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Theme Arrangement 2 (circa 1960): "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"

    [above is title as filed for copyright; 
     aka: "The Alfred Hitchcock Theme"; this is another version
     adapted/arranged from Charles Gounod's "Funeral March of
     a Marionette"
     
     Melvyn Lenard is a pseudonym of publisher David Marvin Gordon
     of Gordon Music, who got a piece of the performance royalties]

     Adapters/Arrangers: Dave Kahn (ASCAP), and
                         Melvyn Lenard (ASCAP)
                        [pseudonym of publisher David Marvin Gordon]

     Original Publisher: Gordon Music Co, Inc. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Gordon Music Co. (ASCAP), of
                     Canoga Park, CA

     Copyright Date: Aug. 28, 1962; EU 735 538.
     Renewal   Date: July 30, 1990; RE-481-297.

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Theme Arrangement 3 (circa 1962): "The Alfred Hitchcock Theme, from Funeral March of a Marionette"

    [above is title as filed for copyright]

     Adapter/Arranger: Lyn Murray (ASCAP)
                      [pseudonym of Lionel Breeze]

     Original Publisher/Claimant: Revue Studios, Inc. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: MCA/Northern Music Company (ASCAP), of
                     Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: January 21, 1963; EU 753 696.
     Renewal   Date: October 16, 1991; RE-548-909.

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Theme Arrangement 4 (circa 1964): "Hitchcock Hour Theme (M and E)"

    [above is title as listed in the ASCAP database without publisher;
     BMI Titles aka: "Alfred Hitchcock Theme";
     BMI Alternate aka: "Theme from 'Alfred Hitchcock'";

     In Bernard Herrmann's arrangement the melody was transposed
     up a third...but it is based upon the Charles Gounod "Funeral
     March of a Marionette" listed above]

     Adapter/Arranger: Bernard Herrmann (ASCAP/BMI)

     Original Publisher/Claimant:

     2001 Publisher: Duchess Music Corporation (BMI),
                        c/o Duchess-Hawaii Music
                        a div. of MCA Music,
                        of New York, NY

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Commercial Bumper (circa 1960 - 1965): "Tymp Beat Music Cue"

    [this was the cue with sustained strings and an eerie 
     soft timpani figure, which often preceded commercials on 
     the series. The name was seen on an episode cue sheet supplied
     to ASCAP in order to collect performance royalties. This 
     cue may have originated in a production music library.

     Melvyn Lenard is a pseudonym of publisher David Gordon. Probably
     a ghost writer or library writer actually wrote this cue...
     
     Library Music contributor T. Perrone has also found a very
     similar cue in a movie scored by Herschel Burke Gilbert...]

     Composer: credited to Melvyn Lenard (ASCAP)
              [pseudonym of publisher David Marvin Gordon]

     Original Publisher: Marlen Music Co., 
                            selling agent of Gordon Music Co. (ASCAP),
                            of Beverly Hills, CA

     1998 Publisher: Gordon Music Company Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of Canoga Park, CA

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