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San Diego TV Themes (local shows)

     (from the 1950's - 1970's) 

     [NOTE: At present we don't have time to list local TV THEMEs 
      for everyone's home town; We still have many more National THEMEs to 
      add to the Web Site from our research. But in time we may expand
      the Web Site to include some more local THEMES.
      
      Since most local shows of this vintage fall into the category of 
      either News, Public Affairs, Afternoon Movies or local talk shows, 
      those are the shows for which THEMEs are remembered here;

      Below is our unforgivable indulgence and sole exception to the 
      organization of this Web Site which ordinarily lists only Network
      and Nationally-Syndicated THEMEs; We will beg the pardon in advance
      of anyone who wants to argue about this inconsistency :-) These were
      the THEMES fondly remembered circa 1950s - 1970s in our home town
      of San Diego, California.]

KFMB-TV Channel 8 (CBS)
     [Some Ch. 8 THEME information courtesy Audio Engineer Larry Scholz]

Ch. 8 Morning Sign-On Theme: "Sunrise, from 'The Grand Canyon Suite'"

        [KFMB used an LP recording by the Boston Pops orchestra
         conducted by Arthur Fielder. The original name of "The Grand Canyon
         Suite" as filed for copyright was "Five Pictures of the Grand Canyon."
         
         Although some people thought Ferde Grofé (sometimes spelled
         "Ferdie" Grofé) was of Latin descent, he was actually of
         French Huguenot extraction. His last name from birth was really
         "von Grofé"]

         Composer: Ferde Grofé Jr. (ASCAP)
                  [professional name of Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofé]
                           
         Original Publisher: Robbins Music Corp. (ASCAP), 
                                of New York, NY
                                
         1978 Publisher: Robbins Music Corp. (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher: EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP),
                            div. of EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                            of New York, NY
         
         ["Sunrise" filed as an individual work:]
         Copyright Date: Dec. 30, 1931; EU 49 481.
         Renewal Date:   Dec. 30, 1958; R 227 997.
         
         Recordings: LPs by the Boston Pops Orchestra
                         conducted by Arthur Fiedler
                         RCA-Victor LM 1928 (mono),
                         RCA-Victor LSC-2789 (stereo), and
                         RCA Victrola VICS-1423 (re-issue)

Ch. 8 "Bob Dale's Early Show" Open Theme, Pt. A: "Fanfare No. 332, from the Capitol 'Q' Library"

        [weekday afternoon movies hosted by Bob Dale;
         This opening fanfare segued into "New Horizons" below.
         
         No composer was listed on the transcription disc.] 

         Composer: *under investigation*
         
         1978 Publisher:
         2014 Publisher:
         
         Copyright Date:
         
         Recording: 78rpm 16" transcription disc
                    in the Capitol "Q" Library

Ch. 8 "Bob Dale's Early Show" Open Theme, Pt. B: "New Horizons, from Major Records Production Music"

        [weekday afternoon movies hosted by Bob Dale;
         The opening fanfare above segued into the beginning of this THEME.] 

         Composer: Roger Roger (French SACEM/ASCAP/BMI)
         
         1978 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
         
         2014 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing Corp. (BMI)
                         c/o Bug Music
                             Los Angeles, CA
         
         Copyright Date:
         
         Recordings: LP 51-A: Cut 1, from Major Records Production Music
                    [later R F T Music Publishing, Inc.,
                     a division of Thomas J. Valentino]

Ch. 8 "Bob Dale's Early Show" Close Theme: "Tag No. 875 (Production), from the Capitol 'Q' Library"

        [no composer was listed on the transcription disc]

         Composer: *under investigation* 
         
         1978 Publisher:
         2014 Publisher:
         
         Copyright Date:
         
         Recording: 78rpm 16" transcription disc
                    in the Capitol "Q" Library

Ch. 8 "Million Dollar Movie" (weekends) Theme #1: "Naked City"

        [This haunting 1953 composition is not to be confused with the TV 
         series "Naked City", whose themes were written by Nelson Riddle & Billy May.
         
         One part of this slow big band ballad was recorded in heavy reverb
         on an erie sounding electronic instrument called the "Ondes Martinot",
         a French predecessor of the Theremin. In the 1950s we were under the  
         mistaken impression that this was a cello played in the extreme 
         high register, which the sound resembles; But we were puzzled 
         why it sounded more like a tenor saxophone in the low register.]        
        
         Composer: Raymond Scott (ASCAP)
                  [pseudonym of Harry Warnow]
                       
         Orig. Publisher: Gateway Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         1978 Publisher: Gateway Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher: Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
                            of New York, NY
         
         Copyright Date: Feb. 20, 1953; EU 304 728.
         Renewal Date:   Jan.  5, 1981; R   81 886.
                                       
         Recordings: 78-rpm single on the Audivox label
                     Audivox 103 (E3CB 3545) 
                     by Raymond Scott & His Orchestra;

Ch. 8 "Million Dollar Movie" (weekends) Theme #2: "Metropolitan Rhapsody, from Major Records Production Music"

        [French writer Roger Roger wrote for several Mood Music libraries, and
         seems to have "borrowed from himself" in adapting an earlier work with a
         slightly different arrangement, but a nearly identical melody.
          
         We are not sure which came first -- but "Metropolitan Rhapsody" resembles his work
         "Gershwinesque No. 2" written for the Parry Records Production music library.]
          
         Composer: Roger Roger (French SACEM/ASCAP/BMI)
         
         1978 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
         
         2014 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing Corp. (BMI)
                         c/o Bug Music
                             Los Angeles, CA
         
         Copyright Date:   
         
         Recordings: 78-rpm 5220-B
                        from Major Mood Music (production library);
                     LP 52-B
                        from Major Records Production Music
                       [later R F T Music Publishing, Inc.,
                        a division of Thomas J. Valentino]

Ch. 8 Other Movie Show Theme: "Grand Vista, from 'Title Music'"

        [ASCAP 1978 title: "Grand Vistas"]

         Composer: Trevor Duncan (British PRS/ASCAP/BMI)
                   [pseudonym of Leonard Trebilco]
               
         1978 Publisher: Hawkes & Son, Ltd.
                            of London, England
         
         2014 Publisher: Cavendish-Music-Co-Ltd.
                         c/o Cavendish Collection,
                         div. of "5 Alarm Music"
                             of Pasadena, CA
         
         U.S. Copyright Date: 
         
         Recordings: 78rpm - Boosey & Hawkes OT 2222,
                     from the Boosey & Hawkes music library

Ch. 8 "Channel 8 Newsroom" (weekday News Theme): "Conquering Hero, from Major Records Production Music"

         Composer: George S. Chase (BMI)
        [pseudonym of Michael Reynolds]

         1978 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
         
         2014 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing Corp. (BMI)
                         c/o Bug Music
                             Los Angeles, CA
         
         Copyright Date:   
         
         Recordings: from Major Records Production Music
                    [later R F T Music Publishing, Inc.,
                     a division of Thomas J. Valentino]

Ch. 8 "This Day 1956 - 1961" (weekend News Theme #1): "Theme No. 524 (Dramatic), from the Capitol 'Q' Library"

        [no composer listed on the transcription disc]

         Composer: *under investigation*
         
         1978 Publisher:
         2014 Publisher:
         
         Copyright Date:
         
         Recording: 78rpm 16" transcription disc
                    in the Capitol "Q" Library

Ch. 8 "This Day 1956 - 1961" (weekend News Theme #2 Open): "Triumphal March, from 'Quo Vadis'"

        [aka "Ave Caesar" from "Quo Vadis?";
         aka: "Hail Caesar" from "Quo Vadis?"

         This stirring Roman march composed for the 1951 motion picture was the background
         for one of the most dramatic local TV news openings ever created -- and it was
         performed "live" every weekend night. This author was on the set waiting to
         be interviewed by Harold Keen in 1956 when he witnessed the following scene:
         
         To the strains of the roman march, one camera began with a wide shot of the
         TV studio including the overhead lighting grid, and started a slow dolly
         forward toward the news set. Two other cameras crossed in front as the
         news team of sports reporters, weather girls, etc. walked in from the side.
         
         As the main camera approached the podium, the anchor man Ray Wilson took
         his place and as the camera stopped, the music faded and he began to read 
         the news. The other members of the news team continued walking off camera
         back to the newsroom after taking part in the studio opening.]

         Composer: Miklós Rózsa (ASCAP/BMI)
         
         Orig. Publisher: Loew's Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         1978 Publisher: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher: Miklós Rózsa Revocable Trust
         
         Unpublished Copyright: Oct. 22, 1951; EU 255 713.
         Unpublished Renewal:   June 12, 1979; R   25 424.
         
         Recording: 78rpm single
                       from the 1951 film soundtrack
                       with the MGM Studio Orchestra
                       conducted by Miklós Rózsa (1951)
                       ___;
                    Track 6 on "Quo Vadis" CD
                       by the Royal Philharmonic Orch.
                       conducted by Miklós Rózsa
                       London Records CD 820 200-2 
                       [a 1978 recording released 
                       on CD in 1985]

Ch. 8 "This Day 1956 - 1961" (weekend News Theme #3 Close): "Tag No. 851 (Dramatic), from the Capitol 'Q' Library"

        [no composer listed on disc]

         Composer: *under investigation*
         
         1978 Publisher:
         2014 Publisher:
         
         Copyright Date:
         
         Recording: 78rpm 16" transcription disc
                    in the Capitol "Q" Library

Ch. 8 "People In The News" (segment) with Harold Keen (Theme #1): "On Parade (march)"

         Composer: Edwin Franko Goldman (ASCAP)

         Orig. Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         1978 Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher: Carl Fischer, LLC, (ASCAP)
                            of New York, NY
         
         Copyright Date: Feb. 5, 1934; EP 40 589.
         Renewal Date:   May 16, 1961; R 275 909.
         
         Recording:78rpm single recording
                      by The Goldman Band
                      Brunswick 7556

Ch. 8 "People In The News" (segment) with Harold Keen (Theme #2): "Bombasto (march)"

        [this march was a familiar one used on old-time radio
         and played live in circuses and parades]
         
         Composer: Orion R. ("O.R.") Farrar (ASCAP)

         Orig. Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         1978 Publisher: [in the Public Domain]
         
         2014 Publisher: [in the Public Domain]
                            
         Copyright Date: Registered in 1895, Composer "O.R. Farrar", 
                         Proprietor "C. Fischer, New York"; no number
         Renewal Date:   
         
         Recording: 78rpm 16" transcription disc, from
                        the Capitol Transcription Library, 
                        forerunner of the 78rpm Capitol "Q" library; 
                        performed by Louis Castellucci 
                        conducting "The Capitol Band"

Ch. 8 "The Weatherword" (news segment): "Mercury (the Winged Messenger), from the LP Suite 'Bacchanal!'"

         Composer/Orchestrator: Albert Harris (ASCAP)

         Orig. Publisher: Bulls Eye Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         1978 Publisher: Bulls Eye Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher: Bulls Eye Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                            of Hollywood, CA
         
         Copyright Date: April 14, 1959; EU 571 937.
         Renewal Date:   Jan.   5, 1987; RE 320 642.
         
         Recordings: on "Bacchanal!" -- a Columbia LP album
                         composed and orchestrated by Albert Harris
                         recorded by Frank De Vol and His Orchestra,
                         Columbia Records CS 8054 (1959);
                     Re-released on "Portraits / Bacchanal!" -- a 2-for-1 CD
                         Collectables COL-CD-6647 (2000)

Ch. 8 "TV-8 Reports" (documentary, Pt. A): "Timpani and Cymbal, from Major Records Production Music"

         Composer: Rico Calle (ASCAP)
                  [pseudonym of Ralph Carmichael]
         
         1978 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
         
         2014 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing Corp. (BMI)
                         c/o Bug Music
                             Los Angeles, CA
         
         Copyright Date:   
         
         Recordings: from Major Records Production Music
                    [later R F T Music Publishing, Inc.,
                     a division of Thomas J. Valentino]

Ch. 8 "TV-8 Reports" (documentary, Pt. B): "Tide of Empire, from Major Records Production Music"

         Composer: George S. Chase (BMI)
        [pseudonym of Michael Reynolds]
             
         1978 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
         
         2014 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing Corp. (BMI)
                         c/o Bug Music
                             Los Angeles, CA
         
         Copyright Date:   
         
         Recordings: from Major Records Production Music
                    [later R F T Music Publishing, Inc.,
                     a division of Thomas J. Valentino]

Ch. 8 (Sign-Off Theme Pt. A): "Sunset" from "The Grand Canyon Suite"

        [KFMB used an LP recording by the Boston Pops orchestra
         conducted by Arthur Fielder. The original name of "The Grand Canyon
         Suite" as filed for copyright was "Five Pictures of the Grand Canyon."
         
         Although some people thought Ferde Grofé (sometimes spelled
         "Ferdie" Grofé) was of Latin descent, he was actually of
         French Huguenot extraction. His last name from birth was really
         "von Grofé"]

         Composer: Ferde Grofé Jr. (ASCAP)
                  [professional name of Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofé]

         Original Publisher: Robbins Music Corp. (ASCAP), 
                                of New York, NY
                                
         1978 Publisher: Robbins Music Corp. (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher: EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP),
                            div. of EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                            of New York, NY
         
         ["Sunset" filed as an individual work:]
         Copyright Date: Dec. 30, 1931; EU 49 484.
         Renewal Date:   Dec. 30, 1958; R 227 994.
         
         Recordings: LPs by the Boston Pops Orchestra
                         conducted by Arthur Fiedler
                         RCA-Victor LM 1928 (mono),
                         RCA-Victor LSC-2789 (stereo), and
                         RCA Victrola VICS-1423 (re-issue)

Ch. 8 (Sign-Off Theme Pt. B): "Fanfare Curtain, from Major Records Production Music"

         Composer: George S. Chase (BMI)
        [pseudonym of Michael Reynolds]

         1978 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
         
         2014 Publisher: R F T Music Publishing Corp. (BMI)
                         c/o Bug Music
                             Los Angeles, CA
         
         Copyright Date:   
         
         Recordings: from Major Records Production Music
                    [later R F T Music Publishing, Inc.,
                     a division of Thomas J. Valentino]

Ch. 8 News Open/Close (1983 - 1994): "TV-8 News Theme"

        [original music written & produced for 
         Peters Productions, Inc., San Diego, CA by Dave Shields]

         Composer: David G. ("Dave") Shields (ASCAP)
         
         1978 Publisher: [none found]
         2014 Publisher: [none found]
         
         Copyright Date: [none found]
         
         Recordings:

KFSD/KOGO/KGTV Channel 10 (NBC/ABC)

Ch. 10 Morning Sign-On Theme: "Prelude, from the film 'The Ten Commandments'"

        [alternate theme title: "Love and Ambition";
         Title filed for copyright: "Ten Commandments - Overture";

         This 1956 soundtrack was one of Elmer Bernstein's most beloved, and
         its Prelude served as an overture to the film while patrons were
         seated in the movie theatre. It contained many of the melodies
         Bernstein used throughout the film. It was orchestrated as per
         Bernstein's sketch-scores by Leo Shuken and Lucien Cailliet.
         
         The first part of the Prelude/Overture was used for the KFSD/KOGO
         Channel 10 "Sign-On" each day.]

         Composer: Elmer Bernstein (ASCAP/BMI)
         
         Original Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                                         
         1978 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher: Sony ATV Harmony (ASCAP),
                            of Nashville, TN
                            
        [cross-referenced as "Ten Commandments - Overture" on
         the Renewal filing; also registered as "The Ten Commandments"]:
         
         Copyright Date: Jan. 8, 1957; EU 461 414.
         Renewal Date:   Jan. 7, 1985; RE 234 682.
         
         Recordings: Mono Soundtrack LP with the
                        studio orchestra conducted by Elmer Bernstein;
                        United Artists UAL-3495 (1956);
                     Stereo LP re-recorded with Bernstein conducting
                        Dot DLP-25054-D (1960);
                     Stereo re-issue 2-disk LP with Bernstein conducting
                        Paramount Pictures PAS 1006 (1972);
                     Stereo re-issue CD on MCA Records
                        MCAD-42320 (1989)

Ch. 10 "The Lynn Taylor Show" (women's show): "Star Fire, from 'The Sound of Speed'"

        [ASCAP title variation: "Starfire"

         The album tracks all begin with some kind of sound effect. In the
         case of "Star Fire" it was a jet engine, which the audio engineers
         at Channel 10 bypassed as they faded up on the musical introduction...]

         Composer: Robert Lamar ("Bob") Thompson (ASCAP)
                                           
         1978 Publisher: Lissauer Robert Company (ASCAP)
                       
         2014 Publisher: Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)
                            c/o Irwin Chusid
                            of Hoboken, NJ
                            
         Copyright Date: [not found]
                            
         Recordings: Dot LP "The Sound of Speed" 
                        arranged by Robert Lamar "Bob" Thompson; recorded by
                        "The Orchestra dei Concerti di Roma"
                        conducted by Paul Baron
                        Dot Records DLP 25123 (1960);
                     CD re-issue on Dionysus Records
                        Dionysus BA 1190 (2003)

Ch. 10 "Weekend Movie" theme: "Fiddlin' For Fun (Les Violons s'Amusent)"

        [Orig. French title: "Les Violons s'Amusent";
         ASCAP title variation: "Fiddling For Fun";

         Faustin Paul Jeanjean (1900 - 1979), and his brother
         Maurice Auguste Jeanjean (1897 - 1968) wrote this 
         delightful novelty piece for orchestra featuring the 
         string section. It was published by Éditions Salabert in
         France where a recording was made for Odeon under the name of
         "Jean Faustin and his Orchestra." In 1950 the orchestral
         arrangement was also for sale by Leeds Music in New York.
                 
         Faustin Jeanjean had been a young trumpet player with bandleader 
         Lud Gluskin during the ten years Gluskin led a jazz band in 
         upper-class French and German night clubs from the mid-1920's 
         through the mid-1930's; 
         
         Gluskin returned to the U.S., and many years later in the
         early 1950s became music director of the CBS TV network; When
         Gluskin tired of Musician's Union obstacles, Faustin JeanJean 
         was one of several musicians in Europe whom Gluskin contracted
         to supply cue music for the "CBS Recorded Music Library" he
         used in "tracking" (scoring episodes of) CBS radio/TV shows 
         like "Gunsmoke";
        
         In particular, Faustin JeanJean's cues were used for CBS shows
         "You Are There" and the "CBS Radio Mystery Theatre"; in addition
         some of Faustin's compositions found their way onto CBS comedy
         shows for Carol Burnett and Red Skelton, where his work came
         to the attention of Skelton's music director David Rose.
         
         Rose featured this ebullient composition as the title track 
         on his delightful 1954 LP album, "Fiddlin' For Fun"]          
         
         Composers: Faustin Paul Irenee Jeanjean (French SACEM/ASCAP),
                    Maurice Auguste Jeanjean (French SACEM/ASCAP), with
                    orchestral arrangement by Charles Constant (French SACEM/ASCAP)
                                             [pseudonym of Constantin Micsunesco]
         
         Orig. Publisher: Éditions Salabert (SACEM)
                              of Paris, France; and
                          Leeds Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                              of New York, NY
                    
         1978 Publishers: Éditions Salabert Inc.; and
                          MCA Inc. 
                    
         2014 Publishers: Éditions Salabert (SACEM)
                              of Paris, France;
                          BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP)
                              c/o BMG Rights Management US, LLC
                              of New York, NY; and
                          Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                              c/o Universal Music Publishing Group
                              of Santa Monica, CA

        [The original orchestral arrangement filed for U.S. copyright
         under the title "Les violons s'amusent"]:
        
         U.S. Copyright Date: Nov. 6, 1950; EFO 5 461.       
        
        [An arrangement for Violin & Piano by Florian Zabach with the
         title "Fiddlin' For Fun" was filed in the U.S. in 1952]:
                                               
         U.S. Copyright Date: June   3, 1952; EP 63 085.
         U.S. Renewal Date:   March 24, 1980; RE 54 944.

         Recordings: LP album titled "Fiddlin' For Fun""
                         by David Rose & His Orchestra
                         MGM E-3108 (1954);
                     2-EP 45rpm album titled "Fiddlin' For Fun" 
                         by David Rose & His Orchestra
                         MGM X237 (1954);
                     on the CD "King of Strings"
                         by David Rose & His Orchestra
                         Jasmine JASCD 597 (2011)

Ch. 10 "The Johnny Downs Show" (children) theme: "Little Bells and Big Bells (Glocke und Gloeckchen)"

        [original German title: "Glocke und Glöckchen";
         ASCAP title: "Bells and Little Bells"
         
         Johnny Downs had been a child actor appearing for 3 years in the
         Our Gang (Little Rascals) short subjects. He made appearances in
         over 100 films dancing and sometimes singing, but was never to  
         become a "star".
         
         This "after school" children's show he hosted on Channel 10 was
         locally popular from the mid 1950's to early 1960's. He introduced 
         segments of "Little Rascals" and "Popeye" cartoons among others.]

         Composer: Helmut Zacharias (German GEMA/ASCAP/BMI)
         
         Orig. Publisher: Cordial-Musikverlag Rolf Budde (GEMA)
         
         1978 Publishers: Cordial-Musikverlag Rolf Budde (GEMA), and
                          MCA Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publishers: Rolf Budde Musikverlag, GmbH (GEMA)
                              of Berlin, Germany;
                          Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                              c/o Universal Music Publishing Group
                              of Santa Monica, CA
                              
        [piano "Foxtrot" arrangement by Siegfried Ulbrich filed for copyright]:
         U.S. Copyright Date: Oct. 5, 1955; EFO-39 459.
         U.S. Renewal Date:   Nov. 7, 1983; RE 189 981.
         
         Recordings: from the Columbia mono LP "Passport To Romance"
                         by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
                         Columbia CL 880 (1956);
                         
                     re-issued on CD "Passport To Romance / Mucho Gusto"
                         by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
                         Collectables COL-CD-6057 (1999)

Ch. 10 "Assignment San Diego" (back-country travelog) theme: "Open Road, Open Sky, from 'The Gypsy Baron'"

        ["Open Road, Open Sky" was a song in an English-language production
         of "The Gypsy Baron" with English words and adaptation by Ann Ronell.
         
         Lyricist Ann Ronell had also adapted Strauss' songs for the
         1936 film "Champagne Waltz". The melody of "Open Road, Open Skies"
         was from the "Sweetheart Waltz" from Strauss's 1885 operetta 
         "Der Ziegeunerbaron", known in English as "The Gypsy Baron".
          
         The singer who was most associated with this song was baritone
         John Charles Thomas who recorded it for the Victor Red Seal label, 
         and whose recording was used to open the San Diego TV show.
                  
         Robert E. ("Bob") Lee was the host and producer of the show. He
         was a San Diego entrepreneur who had several business interests
         including Advertising and Real Estate. Bob took his family on
         frequent road trips and filmed them with a 16mm film camera. Then
         he came to the Channel 10 studios and narrated the films live on
         Sunday afternoons.
         
         His films were in color, and in the early days of color TV, they
         provided a local color show with a folksy family flavor.]
         
         Composers: music by Johann Strauss II (predates ASCAP & BMI), and
                    lyric by Ann Ronell (ASCAP)
                    
         Orig. Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         1978 Publishers: G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP) 
         
         2014 Publishers: Ann Ronell Music (ASCAP)
                             c/o The Songwriters Guild of America
                             of Brentwood, TN; and
                          G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP)
                             c/o Music Sales Corporation
                             of Chester, NY
         
         Copyright Date: Sept. 13, 1940; EP 88 539.
         Renewal Date:   Sept. 13, 1967; R 417 565.
         
         Recordings: 12" 78rpm "Open Road" from "The Gypsy Baron"
                         by baritone John Charles Thomas
                         with the Victor Symphony Orchestra
                         conducted by Frank Tours
                         Victor Red Seal 16184-A

Ch. 10 "The News" with Sam Rinaker (Open and Close Theme #1): "Powerful End, from the Video Moods library"

        &91;"F. Mahl"" shows up as a writer credited on many 1950's music
         production music library tracks published and released by Emil Ascher 
         Inc. of New York, NY;
         
         Copyright records show that F. Mahl was a pseudonym, and they
         link it to Everett Ascher who ran the publishing company founded
         by his father Emil Ascher. ASCAP records show "Franz Mahl" as the
         name listed in their records. Curiously they also list this name
         as a writer for the French performance rights organization SACEM.
         
         So "F. Mahl" may have been a catch-all pseudonym used by Ascher to 
         collect the writer's share of performance royalties whenever they 
         could get away with it.
         
         The ghost writer who actually composed much of the music may have
         been Michael Reynolds, who also wrote for other music libraries
         under the pseudonym of George S. Chase. 
         
         Composer: F. ("Franz") Mahl (ASCAP)
                  [pseudonym of publisher Everett Ascher]
         
         Orig. Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         1978 Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher: [not found in ASCAP or BMI databases]
         
         Copyright Date:
         Renewal Date:
         
         Recordings: 78rpm in the "Video Moods" Production Library
                           distributed by Emil Ascher, Inc., New York

Ch. 10 "The News" (Close Theme #2): "End of 'Be Glad Then, America' from 'The New England Triptych'"

        [The "New England Triptych" was a 1956 symphonic composition 
         by William Schuman. He created this 3-movement work based upon three 
         different tunes written by William Billings -- known at the time of 
         the American Revolution.
         
         The third movement is based upon Billings' most famous melody -- a tune
         known as "Chester". It began as a hymn tune, and was taken up by the
         Continental Army as a marching song in the war for independence
         from Britain.
         
         But it is the first movement -- "Be Glad Then, America" -- that the
         producers at Channel 10 chose for the ending THEME with its quasi-
         patriotic tone.
         
         Channel 10 used the last 30-40 seconds of this stirring movement over 
         the closing credits of the nightly news for several years.
           
         Composer: William Howard Schuman (BMI)
         
         Orig. Publisher: Merion Music, Inc. (BMI)
                             of Bryn Mawr, PA
         
         2014 Publisher: Merion Music Inc. (BMI)
                            of King of Prussia, PA
        
        [as "New England Triptych (3 pieces for orchestra after William Billings)"]:
         
         Copyright Date: Feb. 21, 1957; EP 106 470.
         
        [individual filing for "Be Glad Then, America"]:
        
         Copyright Date: June 25, 1975; EP 339 849.
         Renewal Date:   Dec. 31, 2003; RE 903 951.
         
         Recordings: LP by the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
                           conducted by Howard Hanson
                           Mercury Stereo LP SR90379 (1964)
                     CD "Howard Hanson conducts American Masterworks" (5-CD Set)
                           the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
                           conducted by Howard Hanson
                           Mercury Living Presence 475627-4,
                           Philips Import (2004)

Ch. 10 "The News" (Close Theme #3): "Finale of 'Symphonia Domestica', Opus 53"

        [Richard Strauss had previously written the tone poem "A Hero's Life" to
         to great acclaim. Four years later he wrote: "My next tone poem will 
         represent a day in my family life. It will be partly lyrical, partly 
         humorous – a triple fugue will bring together Papa, Mama and Baby."
              
         The piece was finished in 1903 and debuted in Germany. One curious
         coincidence was for the final three notes the full orchestra plays
         the 'G - E - C' motif of the NBC Chimes. Since NBC wasn't formed
         until 1926, this obviously wasn't a deliberate reference to radio.
              
         Channel 10 was an NBC network affiliate at the time of this use 
         for ending the local news. So it may have seemed like a symphonic
         nod to the network.]
         
         Composer: Richard Strauss (German GEMA/ASCAP)
         
         Orig. Publisher: Eduard Bote & Gustav Bock
                           [later Bote & Bock, GmbH]
                            of Berlin, Germany
         
         1978 Publisher: Hawkes & Son, Ltd. (ASCAP)
                            of London, England
         
         2014 Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes, Inc. (ASCAP)
                            of New York, NY
                            
         U.S. Copyright Date: Feb. 17, 1904; C 64 970.
         U.S. Renewal Date:   Dec. 24, 1931; R 17 052.
         
         Recordings: LP by The Cleveland Orchestra,
                        conducted by George Szell
                        Columbia ML-6027 (1964);
                     LP Re-issue on "Columbia Odyssey" 
                        stereo Y 32889 (1974);
                     CD Re-issue on "Sony Essential Classics"
                        LSBK 53511 (1994)

Ch. 10 (1970s Public Affairs Theme): "Gathering Crowds, from the KPM Production Music Library"

         Composer: John Scott (British PRS/ASCAP)
                  [professional name of Patrick John O'Hara Scott]
         
         Orig. Publisher: Keith Prowse Music (PRS)
                            of London, England
         
         1978 Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP)
                            of New York, NY
         
         2014 Publisher: KPM APM (ASCAP)
                            c/o Associated Production Music
                            of Hollywood, CA
                  
         U.S. Copyright Date: [unknown]
                  
         Recording: LP in the British "KPM Recorded Music Library"
                         KPM 1138 Side A, Track 1

Ch. 10 Evening Sign-Off Theme #1: "Prelude, from the film 'The Ten Commandments'"

        [alternate theme title: "Love and Ambition";
         Title filed for copyright: "Ten Commandments - Overture";

         This 1956 soundtrack was one of Elmer Bernstein's most beloved, and
         its Prelude served as an overture to the film while patrons were
         seated in the movie theatre. It contained many of the melodies
         Bernstein used throughout the film. It was orchestrated as per
         Bernstein's sketch-scores by Leo Shuken and Lucien Cailliet.
         
         This recording was also used for the KFSD/KOGO Channel 10
         Morning "Sign-On" each day.]

         Composer: Elmer Bernstein (ASCAP/BMI)
         
         Original Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                                         
         1978 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher: Sony ATV Harmony (ASCAP),
                            of Nashville, TN
                            
        [cross-referenced as "Ten Commandments - Overture" on
         the Renewal filing; also registered as "The Ten Commandments"]:
         
         Copyright Date: Jan. 8, 1957; EU 461 414.
         Renewal Date:   Jan. 7, 1985; RE 234 682.
         
         Recordings: Mono Soundtrack LP with the
                        studio orchestra conducted by Elmer Bernstein;
                        United Artists UAL-3495 (1956);
                     Stereo LP re-recorded with Bernstein conducting
                        Dot DLP-25054-D (1960);
                     Stereo re-issue 2-disk LP with Bernstein conducting
                        Paramount Pictures PAS 1006 (1972);
                     Stereo re-issue CD on MCA Records
                        MCAD-42320 (1989)

Ch. 10 Evening Sign-Off Theme #2: "Rising Star (Love Theme), from the film 'The Electric Horseman'"

         Composer: music by Dave Grusin (ASCAP/BMI)
                [professional name of David Robert Grusin]
          
          Orig. Publisher: Gold Horizon Music Corporation (BMI); and
                           Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)
          
          2014 Publisher: EMI Gold Horizon Music Corp. (BMI)
                             c/o EMI Music Publishing
                             of Nashville, TN; and
                          Universal Duchess Music Corp. (BMI)
                             of Santa Monica, CA       
          
         [original copyright date]:
          Copyright Date: 1979; PAu 154-119.
                                 
          Recordings: [film score] by Dave Grusin
                       Soundtrack LP recording
                       performed by Willie Nelson
                       Columbia JS 36327 (1979)

XETV Channel 6 (ABC/Independent)

Ch. 6 News (Theme #1): "Mood No. 464 (Communications) from the Capitol 'Q' Library"

        [This was actually a recycled Opening THEME for the
         TV sitcom "My Hero", composed by Leon Klatzkin who
         was a music editor for the MUTEL Music Service which
         sub-licensed much music to the Capitol "Q" Library
         for its first few years.]
            
         Composer: Leon Klatzkin (ASCAP)
         
         Orig. Publisher:  (ASCAP)
         
         1978 Publisher:  (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher:  (ASCAP)
                            
         
         Copyright Date:
         Renewal Date: 
         
         Recording: 78rpm 16" transcription disc
                    in the Capitol "Q" Library

Ch. 6 News (Theme #2): "Allegro" (first mvt.) of "Concerto in F, for Piano and Orchestra"

        [Several TV stations across the country chose 
         to use this dramatic opener as their local news THEME
         during the 1950s and 1960s -- using only the first
         part of the first movement of this jazz-influenced tone
         poem that Gershwin wrote in 1925, that he called a 
         "Concerto" for piano and orchestra;
           
         The piece opens with a declarative statement via timpani
         (kettle drums), cymbal and wind flourishes; followed by a 
         series of alternating major and minor ninth chords in a
         1920's-style syncopated Charleston-rhythm played by the 
         full string section accented by brass; followed by the
         woodwinds playing a pentatonic arpeggio outlining minor
         sixth chords to further mix up the harmonic flavors; 
         
         The effect is a colorful jazz-age pastiche describing 
         the hustle-bustle of people and traffic in a major city;
           
         This is probably why it appealed to so many production
         managers seeking an ASCAP-cleared composition to use
         as a news theme; and it influenced imitators who wrote
         for production music libraries for years to come.]
           
         Composer: George Gershwin (ASCAP)
           
         Orig. Publisher: Harms, Inc. (ASCAP)
                             of New York, NY
         
         1978 Publisher: [Not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index
                          of Performed Compositions]
         
         2014 Publisher: New World Music Company, Ltd. (ASCAP)
                            c/o Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.
                            of Los Angeles, CA
                            
         Composition Date: 1925
         
        [The 2-piano arrangement was filed for copyright[:
         Copyright Date: Oct.  7, 1927; E 674 722.
         Renewal Date:   Oct. 15, 1954; R 137 654.
         
         Recordings: LP of Pianist Earl Wild performing with
                        The Boston Pops Orchestra
                        conducted by Arthur Fiedler
                        RCA-Victor Red Seal LSC-2586 (1961)
           

KCST/KNSD-TV Channel 39 (Independent/NBC)
   [last three items below identified courtesy KCST Channel 39  
                     Audio Engineer James ("Jim") Alburger]

Ch. 39 (1974) News Theme Open/Close: "39 Alive (news theme)"

        [part of an original promotional music "image package"
         named "39 Alive" written & produced for Peters Productions, Inc., 
         San Diego, CA by Dave Shields. This package was syndicated to 
         several other TV markets using "11 Alive" (WPIX in New York 
         and WXIA-TV in Atlanta, GA) and other channel numbers.]    

         Composer: David G. ("Dave") Shields (ASCAP)

         1978 Publisher: [none found]
         2014 Publisher: [none found]
         
         Copyright Date: [none found]
         
         Recordings:

Ch. 39 (1976) News Opening Theme: "Ponderosa, from the Network Production Music library"

        [The "Network Production Music" library was created by the owners of
         San Diego jingle company "Tuesday Productions". Craig E. Palmer was
         the principal composer of the library, and created a number of
         memorable industrial and western-flavored THEMES during the 1970s.
         
         The library was sold to a Los Angeles company named "Killer Tracks",
         and it has now found its way onto Digital downloads from Amazon.com
         and iTunes]

         Composer: Craig Everett Palmer (BMI)

         Orig. Publisher: Network Production Music Publishing (BMI)
                             of San Diego, CA
                             
         2014 Publisher: 
         
         Copyright Date: [none found]
         
         Recordings:LP 017 B2098 in the
                       Network Production Music Library;
                    MP3 downloads available on the
                       album "Pioneer Spirit (Specialty)" by
                       the "Network Music Ensemble" via
                       Amazon.com and iTunes as of June, 2014;
                       Amazon.com Song ID: 223294585

Ch. 39 (1976) News Bumper to Commercial: "Iron Horse, from the Network Production Music library"

         Composer: Craig Everett Palmer (BMI)

         Orig. Publisher: Network Production Music Publishing (BMI)
                             of San Diego, CA
                             
         2014 Publisher: 
         
         Copyright Date: [none found]
         
         Recordings:LP 017 A2102 in the
                       Network Production Music Library;
                    MP3 downloads available on the
                       album "Pioneer Spirit (Specialty)" by
                       the "Network Music Ensemble" via
                       Amazon.com and iTunes as of June, 2014;
                       Amazon.com Song ID: 223294584

Ch. 39 (1976) News Closing Theme: "Country Livin', from the Network Production Music library"

         Composer: Craig Everett Palmer (BMI)

         Orig. Publisher: Network Production Music Publishing (BMI)
                             of San Diego, CA
                             
         2014 Publisher: 
         
         Copyright Date: [none found]
         
         Recordings:LP 017 A2101 in the
                       Network Production Music Library;
                    MP3 downloads available on the
                       album "Pioneer Spirit (Specialty)" by
                       the "Network Music Ensemble" via
                       Amazon.com and iTunes as of June, 2014;
                       Amazon.com Song ID: 223294583

KEBS/KPBS-TV Channel 15 (PBS) from San Diego State

Ch. 15 "Profile" logo: "Profile Stinger"

         The series "Profile" was a weekly show seen on a fledgling 
         "bicycle route" network of educational TV stations -- who would later 
         join PBS (the Public Broadcasting System.) It was referred to as a
         "bicycle route" since the early 2" analog video tape on which the 
         program was recorded would lose quality if duplicated, so it was
         the actual tape sent to the stations that aired it, who sent it to
         the next station on the "route" when they were finished.
         
         At the time in the 1960s, KEBS on the campus of San Diego State had
         one of the most advanced facilities for producing radio and television
         of any of the State College system. So it attracted students and
         professors from all over.
         
         The content of the "Profile" TV series varied a bit -- perhaps one week
         would be an interview of a single expert -- another week a full-fledged 
         costume drama. So the music on the series varied -- the only common 
         denominator was its logo music -- used at the beginning and repeated 
         at the end behind a still graphic.
    
         The series was produced on the campus of San Diego State University with a
         student crew under the direction of professor Thomas Skinner -- who later 
         was co-producer of the National Geographic series of specials.

         Conrad Stephen Susa (1935 - 2013) was music writer in residence at a
         Shakespearean venue -- San Diego's "Old Globe" theatre from 1959 - 1994.
         He created over 200 suites of incidental music, primarily for Shakespearean
         productions, but also for some Broadway theatre revivals.
          
         He was known primarily as a writer of chamber music, incidental music 
         for the theatre, choral music, and chamber operas (he wrote 5 of them.) 
         He also held a position from 1988 until his death at 2013 as professor 
         of composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
    
         Composer: Conrad Stephen Susa (ASCAP)
         
         Orig. Publisher: [not found]
         1978 Publisher: [not found]
         2014 Publisher: [not found]
         
         Copyright Date: [not found]
         
         Recordings:

Ch. 15 [Public Affairs Theme]: "Pharoah"

        [aka: "The Pharoah";
         original title filed for copyright: "Pharoah (instrumental)";

         from the Columbia LP "Music For Brass" produced by George Avakian;
         This was an album celebrating "Third-Stream" -- semi-classical works 
         utilizing jazz idioms-- in a genre championed by Gunther Schuller.
         
         The beginning of this work as used on TV was an engaging intro with
         timpani, french horns, trombones and tuba alternating harmonies in
         the major and minor modes...]

         Composer: James P. ("Jimmy") Giuffre (BMI)
                                     
         Orig. Publisher: [claimant: James P. Giuffre]
         
         1978 Publisher: Planetary Music Publishing Corp. (ASCAP)
         
         2014 Publisher: M J Q Music, Inc. (BMI)
                            c/o Hal Leonard-Milwin Music, Inc.
                            of Milwaukee, WI
         
         Unpublished Copyright Date: April 9, 1956; EU 434 115.
         Unpublished Renewal Date:   Oct. 29, 1984; RE 221 065.
                                        
        [the following orig. filing is missing from the printed "Catalog of Copyright
         Entries for 1962" (both vols.), and only appears via the Renewal copyright]:
         
         Published Copyright Date: Mar. 26, 1962; EP 231 127.
         Published Renewal Date:   Jan.  9, 1990; RE-471-663.
          
         Recordings: on the Columbia LP "Music For Brass" 
                        "The Brass Ensemble of the Jazz and 
                        Classical Music Society"
                        conducted by Gunther Schuller
                        Columbia CL 941 (1956),
                        reissued on CBS/Sony 20AP 1480;
                     CD reissued on "The Birth of the Third Stream"
                        Columbia/Legacy CK 64929 (1996);
                     CD reissued on "NPR Milestones of the Millennium: 
                        Preludes, Fugues and Riffs: Jazz in Classical Music"
                        selected by the staff of National Public Radio
                        Sony Classical (1999)


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