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Suspense (dramatic anthology)

   (CBS Primetime, 1949 - 1954, broadcast live;
    CBS Primetime, 1964, filmed episodes with host Sebastian Cabot)

   [The dramatic series originated on CBS radio, where it ran from
    1942 - 1962; It was adapted for TV -- first as a live series
    produced and directed by Bob Stevens from CBS' New York studios;
    and then as a short-lived filmed anthology series under the
    same title, introduced by Sebastian Cabot]


Theme 1: "Suspense Theme"

    [This is the primary radio THEME used for years,
     which has also been verified as the Main Title on TV,
     although in a shorter arrangement than on radio...

     On radio, this series used a medium-sized studio orchestra 
     including a "Harmonium" pump organ, chimes, winds and
     strings. But on TV, according to "TV's Biggest Hits"
     by Jon Burlingame, the series began by using only a live
     organist for underscoring...In "TV Theme Soundtrack Directory"
     by Craig Pattillo performance credit was given to Hank Sylvern;

     Since Hank Sylvern was a composer but also an organist, and
     Pattillo often lists the "performer" rather than the composer,
     this may explain the Pattillo credit of Sylvern for the THEME,

     which was verified as a Bernard Herrmann composition at the
     CBS-TV Collection at UCLA Music Department Special Collections]

     Composer: Bernard Herrmann (ASCAP/BMI)

     Original Publisher: Broude Brothers, Limited (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Broude Brothers, Limited (ASCAP)

     Creation Date: 1942

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Theme 2: "New Suspense Closing"

    [above is the actual title on the manuscript of this THEME
     in the CBS Collection at UCLA Dept. of Special Collections;
     ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Suspense Cues";

     This was used as a Closing THEME on radio during the years
     when Autolite sponsored it; and may possibly have been used
     on TV as an End Credits THEME, but this is under investigation.
     
     The tune is a Moraweck original, but very similar to Prokofiev's
     "March from 'The Love For Three Oranges'"]

     Composer: Lucien Alfred E. Moraweck (French SACEM/ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

     1999 Publisher: Aspenfair Music Inc./Special Account (ASCAP)
                     c/o CBS, Inc.
                     New York, NY

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