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Victory At Sea (documentary)

    (NBC Sundays, 1952 - 1953)

    [a series of 26 narrated films about the US Navy's role in World 
     War Two, with a music score composed by the venerable Broadway 
     composer Richard Rodgers, proving he was more than just a 
     tunesmith...the narrator for the series was Leonard Graves.]


Theme: "Song Of The High Seas"

    [other cues for this series were so good, they became well-known
     on their own, including "Guadalcanal March", "The Pacific Boils
     Over", "Hard Work and Horseplay", "Fiddlin' Off Watch", and
     "Beneath The Southern Cross" -- a tango tune Rodgers re-cycled in
     for the Broadway Musical "Me And Juliet" -- which became a popular
     hit song with lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II, under its new title:
     "No Other Love (Have I)".]

     Composer: Richard Rodgers (ASCAP)

     Arranger/Orchestrator: Robert Russell Bennett (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Williamson Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Williamson Music Co. (ASCAP),
                        of New York, NY

     Composition Date: 1952

     Copyright Date: 1953; Eu 324 273.
     Renewal   Date:
     
    [arr. for orchestra - piano/conductor's score]:
     Creation Date: 1954
     Publication Date: Jan. 1, 1978
     Copyright Date: Dec. 16, 1981; PA-125-642.

     Recordings:
         LP: "Victory At Sea -- Orchestral Suite from the
              score of the NBC Television Production"
              The RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted
              by Robert Russell Bennett
              RCA Victor [Mono] LM-1779 (1954)

         LP: "Victory At Sea -- Orchestral Suite from the
              score of the NBC Television Production, Vol. 1"
              The RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted
              by Robert Russell Bennett
              RCA Victor LM/LSC-2335 (1957/59)

         First Re-issue on CD...
         CD: "Victory At Sea -- Orchestral Suite from the
              score of the NBC Television Production"
              The RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted
              by Robert Russell Bennett
              RCA Victor Red Seal 6660-2-RC (1987)

         2nd re-issue on CD w/digital remastering & dolby surround:
         CD: "Richard Rodgers Victory At Sea"
              The RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted
              by Robert Russell Bennett
              BMG Classics 09026-60963-2 (1992)

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