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Armstrong Circle Theatre (dramatic anthology)

     [aka: "Armstrong Theatre Of The Air";
      aka: "Circle Theatre"]

     (NBC Primetime, 1950 - 1957; 
      CBS Primetime, 1957 - 1963)

     [NOTE: On NBC the series aired on alternate weeks with the
      "Kaiser Aluminum Hour"; then when it moved to CBS, it aired
      on alternate weeks with the "U.S. Steel Hour", which see]


Open Theme 1 (NBC, 1950 - 1957): "Fanfare & Opening"

     [title source: TV Theme collector Ray Clark's collection]
     [aka: "Armstrong Theatre of the Air". The writer also used
     the name "Harold Leeds" from time to time according to the 
     ASCAP Repertoire database]

     Composer: Harold Levey (ASCAP)
             [aka Harold Leeds, according to ASCAP]

     Original Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons (ASCAP)

     1997 Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons (ASCAP)
     
     2013 Publisher: Warner Bros. Music (ASCAP)
                        div. of Warner Bros. Inc.

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:


Main Theme 2 (NBC, 1950 - 1957): "When The Organ Played At Twilight"

     [Credit in Craig Patillo's book "TV Theme Soundtrack Recordings", 
      this piece was used during the first 8 seasons, 1950 - 57;

      aka: "When The Organ Played At Twilight (The Song
                                         That Reached My Heart)"]

     Composers: music by Jimmy Campbell (ASCAP) and
                         Reginald ("Reg") Connelly (ASCAP); with
                lyric by Raymond Wallace (ASCAP)

     1978 Publishers: Anne Rachel Music Corp. (ASCAP) and
                      Campbell-Connelly Inc.  (ASCAP)

     1997 Publishers: Anne Rachel Music Corp. (ASCAP); and
                       Campbell-Connelly Inc. (ASCAP)
                          c/o Music Sales Corporation
                          
     2013 Publishers:  Anne Rachel Music Corp. (ASCAP)
                          c/o Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.; and
                       Campbell-Connelly Inc.  (ASCAP)
                          c/o Music Sales Corporation

     Copyright Date: 1929, according to "Who Wrote That Song?" by
                     Dick Jacobs
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings: 
          78rpm - Jesse Crawford, organist made a popular recording
          [according to "Who Wrote That Song?" by Dick Jacobs]
          
          78rpm - Guy Lombardo
          [according to ASCAP Repertoire]

NOTE: Above may have been the series theme on radio when it was called "Armstrong Theatre of Today" (CBS, 1941 - ). During the series CBS-TV run, the following themes were used:


Open Theme 3 (CBS, 1957 - 1962): "Long John Silver" (from the 1954 film "Long John Silver")

    [The film "Long John Silver" was an Australian production
     also seen in America; Buttolph's involvement in TV scoring
     led to his movie THEME being recycled for use by this TV series;

     Craig Patillo's book "TV Theme Soundtrack Recordings"
     credits this as a Main Theme for all except the last season]

     Composers: words & music by David Buttolph (ASCAP) and
                                 Irving Gordon (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. (ASCAP)

     1997 Publishers: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. (ASCAP, and
                      The Songwriters Guild (ASCAP)
                        
     2013 Publishers: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP, and
                      Gunston Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

     Unpublished Copyright Date: Oct.  6, 1955; Eu 412 940.
     Unpublished Renewal   Date: Dec. 29, 1983; RE-188-814.

     Published Copyright Date: Nov.  3, 1955; EP  94 626.
     Published Renewal   Date: Dec. 29, 1983; RE-188-846.

     Recordings:
          78rpm - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra under Lee Castle
          [according to ASCAP Repertoire]


Open Theme 4 (CBS, 1962 - 1963): "Armstrong Opening Signature"

    [ASCAP title variation...
     aka: "Armstrong (Main Title)";

     Craig Patillo's book "TV Theme Soundtrack Recordings",
     credits a piece by this title used as a Main Theme for
     the last season only.]

     Composers: Willard Alan Oldfield (ASCAP) and
                Robert Oliver ("Bob") Ragland (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index of
                      Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: Sarmareli Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o C. Eaton, Ltd.
                        of Marina Del Rey, CA
                        
     2013 Publisher: Sarmareli Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Eaton Accounting Services
                        of La Quinta, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Close Theme 5 (CBS, 1957 - 1963): "New Horizons"

    [Craig Patillo's book "TV Theme Soundtrack Recordings", 
     as a Theme during last six seasons, 1957 - 63;

     THEME title verified by TV THEME collector Ray Clark;
     
     Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article "It Seems To Me
     I've Heard That Theme Before" July 28, 1956, pp. 12-13]

     Composers: Jack Beaver (British PRS/ASCAP) and
                Raphael ("Ralph") Elman (British PRS/ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter, Ltd. (British PRS)

     Original U.S. Publisher: Emil Ascher Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

     1997 Publisher: Keith Prowse Music [KPM] (ASCAP)
     
     2013 Publisher: KPM APM (ASCAP)

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording: 
          78rpm - FDH 110 in the Francis, Day & Hunter 
                  mood music library
               by L'Orchestre Delerue, conducted by George Delerue
              [verified by audio engineer Graham Newton]


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