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The Rifleman (western, starring Chuck Connors)

     (ABC Primetime, 1958 - 63)


Open Theme 1: "Rifleman Main Title"

    [Above is the title as listed in BMI;
     aka: "The Rifleman" as per TV Guide;

     Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article "Looking 
     For A Lost Chord?" April 28, 1962, pp. 12-13;
     
     Although composer Herschel Burke Gilbert is ASCAP,
     and no specific BMI publisher was listed, this title
     was found in the BMI database, indicating perhaps
     the Four Star BMI publishing wing had control of
     it at some point.]

     Composer: Herschel Burke Gilbert (ASCAP)
     
     1978 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP)
     
     1999 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP), of
                     Los Angeles, CA
                     
     Copyright Date:
     
     Recordings:

          LP: [in a medley with the End Credits THEME]
              "Television's Greatest Hits" [Vol. 1]
               TVT Records, TVT 1100 (1985)

          CD Re-issue: [in a medley with the End Credits THEME]
                       "Television's Greatest Hits" [Vol. 1]
                        TeeVee Toons, TVT 1100 CD (1986)


Close Theme 1: "Rifleman End Credits"

    [aka: Theme from "The Rifleman",
     aka: (The) Rifleman (Title Song from the TV Series)]

     Composer: Herschel Burke Gilbert (ASCAP)
     
     1978 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP)
     
     1999 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP), of
                     Los Angeles, CA
     Copyright Date:
     Recordings:
          LP: [in a medley with the Main Title THEME]
              "Television's Greatest Hits" [Vol. 1]
               TVT Records, TVT 1100 (1985)

          CD Re-issue: [in a medley with the Main Title THEME]
                       "Television's Greatest Hits" [Vol. 1]
                        TeeVee Toons, TVT 1100 CD (1986)

          LP: "TV Classic Themes"
               Breakable Records [private label] (1973)

          CD Re-issue: "25th Anniversary Edition - TV Classic Themes"
                        Breakable Records [private label]
                        DPMC 105 (1999)
                        8720 Woodley Ave. #232, North Hills, CA


Open Theme 2 (circa 1960): "New Main Title Rifleman"

    [Above is the title as listed in BMI.

     This is an "expansion" of the melody line of Theme 1, 
     which inserts some figures at the end of each phrase;
     so it is an adaptation or "arrangement" of Theme 1
     Although both composers Gilbert and Perry are ASCAP,
     and no specific BMI publisher was listed, this title
     was found in the BMI database, indicating perhaps
     the Four Star BMI publishing wing had control of
     it at some point.]

     Composer: music by Herschel Burke Gilbert (ASCAP), and
               lyrics by Alfred Perry (ASCAP)
               
     1978 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP)
     
     1999 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP), of
                     Los Angeles, CA
                     
     Copyright Date: [circa 1960]
     Recordings:


Close Theme 2 (circa 1960): "New End Credits Rifleman"

   [Above is the title as listed in BMI;
     aka: "The Rifleman Theme"]

     This is an "expansion" of the melody line of Theme 1, 
     which inserts some figures at the end of each phrase;
     so it is an adaptation or "arrangement" of Theme 1
     Although both composers Gilbert and Perry are ASCAP,
     and no specific BMI publisher was listed, this title
     was found in the BMI database, indicating perhaps
     the Four Star BMI publishing wing had control of
     it at some point.]

     Composer: music by Herschel Burke Gilbert (ASCAP), and
               lyrics by Alfred Perry (ASCAP)
               
     1978 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP)
     
     1999 Publisher: John Paul Music (ASCAP), of
                     Los Angeles, CA
                     
     Copyright Date: [circa 1960]
     
     Recordings:
          LP: "Themes from the Original Soundtrack of
                     Four-Star Television Productions"
               Dot DLP-3421/25421 (1962)
               conducted by Herschel Burke Gilbert


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