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As The World Turns (soap opera)

     (CBS Daytime, 1956 - present)

     [one of the first half-hour daily TV soap operas created by Irma Phillips
      who also created "The Guiding Light" on radio and TV]

     [Some theme information after 1965 courtesy Soap Opera music expert
      David R. Jackson, who has several screen shots of the various
      "As The World Turns" openings over the years on his web page
      at http://lavender.fortunecity.com/indemnity/439/atwt.html]


Theme 1 (1956 - 1961; and 1962 - 1981): "Theme for 'As The World Turns'"

    [Originally performed on the "Piano/Organ" played by the
     composer, it returned in an orchestrated version in 1962]

    [aka: "As The World Turns"]

     Composer: Charles F. Paul (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP)
     2001 Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP),
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Feb. 18, 1965. Eu 867 631. 

     Recordings:


Sub-Theme 2 (1956 - 66): "Simple Melody"

    [a mid-program station break theme, never used as a Main or End Credits THEME,
     identified by Craig Pattillo in his "TV Theme Soundtrack Directory"]

     Composer: Charles F. Paul (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP)
     2001 Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP),
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Recordings:


Theme 3 (1961 - 1962): "As The World Turns"

    [verified as a THEME in correspondence with publisher
     J. Krieg on Nov. 27, 2000; apparently this THEME
     was only used for one season, after which the original
     Charles Paul THEME returned in an orchestrated version]

     Composers: music by Dick Charles (ASCAP)
               [pseudonym of Richard Charles Krieg], and
                lyric by Fay Tishman (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: Lear Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
     2001 Publishers: Hartley Music Co. (ASCAP), of
                      Marco Island, FL

     Copyright Date: July 30, 1962; Eu 730 389.
     Renewal   Date: Jan. 10, 1990; RE-466-393.

     Recordings:


Theme 4 (1981 - 1993): "The World Turns On and On"

    [aka: "As The World Turns (Theme)"]

     Composer: Jack C. Cortner (ASCAP/BMI)

     Orig. Publisher: Elliot Music Co. (BMI)
     1999  Publisher: Fountain Square Music (ASCAP)
                         c/o Signature Sound, Inc.
                         of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Nov. 1, 1982; PA-154-613.
     Recordings:


Theme 5 (1993 - 1999): "Jelinda's Theme" from "The Jelinda Suite"

    [DeVorzon apparently likes naming Main Title THEMEs after characters,
     cf. with his "Nadia's Theme" from "The Young and The Restless"]
    
    [aka: "As The World Turns Theme"]

     Composers: Barry DeVorzon (BMI), and
                Richard Hazard (BMI)

     2001 Publishers: Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. (BMI)
                         c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                         of New York, NY; and
                      Riverfront Music Publishing Co. (BMI)
                         c/o Signature Sound, Inc.
                         of New York, NY

     Copyright Date [part of "The Jelinda Suite Collection" by DeVorzon et al]:
                     Sep. 18, 1997; PAu-2-250-391.
     Recordings:


Theme 6 (1999 - present): "As The World Turns Theme (Opening & Closing)"

    [aka, mispelled: "As The Worl <sic> Turns Theme (Opening & Closing)"
     in the ASCAP ACE Database of 2001]

     Composers: David Nichtern (ASCAP) and
                Kevin D. Bents (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Fountain Square Music (ASCAP)
                        c/o Signature Sound, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Recordings:



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