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Cosmos (documentary, hosted by Carl Sagan)

    (PBS, 1975)

    [This science series co-produced by PBS and the BBC in England
     explained topics in cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics
     to the average viewer; its host was a prize-winning physicist
     and author Carl Sagan -- who had an erudite and sometimes
     effusive style of explaining the wonders of science; one of
     his catch-phrases -- "billions and billions of stars" --
     became the most famous, and was lampooned by Johnny Carson,
     and on other comedy series of the day]


Theme: "Heaven and Hell - 3rd Movement (Theme from the TV Series 'Cosmos')"

    [above is the title as filed for copyright; ASCAP title variations
     aka: "Theme from the TV Series 'Cosmos'";

     Composer Vangelis was a 1970s advocate of using synthesizers in
     film and TV scoring; his THEME for the dramatic sports story
     film "Chariots Of Fire" in 1981 became a hit instrumental;

     Although excerpts from Vangelis synthesizer suite "Heaven and
     Hell" was used throughout the series, there were many other
     excerpts from classical music used to score episodes, including
     parts of the Shostakovich Symphony No. 11, Stravinsky's "Rite
     of Spring", the Pachelbel "Canon a 3" and Rimsky-Korsakov's
     "Russian Easter Overture" -- all of which ended up on the LPs
     and CD's which were released as "soundtrack" albums for the
     TV series...]

     Composer: Vangelis (Greek BUMA, affiliated with ASCAP)
        [professional name of Evanghelos ("Vangelis") Papathanassiou]

     Orig. Publisher: Spheric, B.V. (Europe)

     1978 Publisher: Gordon Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Warner-Chappell Music, Inc. 
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Creation Date listed on the filing: 1976.
     U.S. Publication Date listed on the filing: Jan. 1, 1978.
     U.S. Copyright Date as a sound recording:   Aug. 2, 1982; PA-145-399.

     Recordings: 
            Disc filed for copyright: 45-rpm single from Britain:
            B B C Records & Tapes BBC 1, c1975.

            LP: "The Music Of Cosmos" (1975)
                 composed/performed by Vangelis
                 and several other orchestras and conductors
                 RCA AFL1-5110

            LP Re-issue: "The Music Of Cosmos" (1981)
                 composed/performed by Vangelis
                 and several other orchestras and conductors
                 RCA ABL1-4003

            CD Re-issue: "The Music Of Cosmos" (2000)
                 composed/performed by Vangelis
                 and several other orchestras and conductors
                 BMG/Collectibles Records COL-CD-6293 (DRC 1-2379)


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