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Zorro (western, starring Guy Williams and Henry Calvin)

     (ABC Primetime, 1957 - 1959)

     [This Disney series was loosely based upon the novels of
      Johnston McCulley in the early 1900s, and several movies
      between 1920s - 1940s, as well as Republic Studios
      B-Picture Serials in the 1930s;

      The legend has a lot in common with both "The Lone Ranger"
      and "Superman"...;

      An attempt to revive the Zorro series by Disney, called
     "Zorro And Son" was made in 1983 starring Henry Darrow. 
      For its Opening and Closing Theme, George Duning dusted
      off a melody he had composed in 1957 for the original series.]


Theme 1: "Theme From Zorro"

    [aka: "Zorro";
     aka: "Zorro - TV Theme"]

     Composer: music by George Bruns (ASCAP), with
               lyrics by Norman Foster (not-affiliated)

     1978 Publisher: Walt Disney Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP),
                        c/o Disney Music Publishing,
                        of Burbank, CA 

     Unpublished Copyright Date: "(in notice: 1957)"
     Unpublished Renewal   Date:

     Published   Copyright Date: Feb. 20, 1958; EP 118 159.
     Published   Renewal   Date: Sep. 17, 1985; RE-258-913.

     Recordings:


Theme 2: "Zorro (Main Theme)"

    [aka: "Zorro (Op. Sig. Pt. 1-2);
     aka: "Zorro: Thema";
     aka: "Sign of Zorro (Main Theme)"]

     Composer: William Lava (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Walt Disney Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP),
                        c/o Disney Music Publishing,
                        of Burbank, CA 

    [probably included under the first episode music 
     score by Lava, filed under the title
     "Presenting Senor Zorro (Zorro, No. 1)"]:

     Copyright Date: Oct. 21, 1957; EU 497 329.
     Renewal   Date: Nov. 22, 1985; RE-264-350.

     Recordings:


Theme 3: "Zorro (Opening Signature, Part III)"

     Composer: George Bruns (ASCAP), and
               Thomas Montgomery Adair (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher [as "Zorro Cues"]: Walt Disney Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP),
                        c/o Disney Music Publishing,
                        of Burbank, CA 

    [probably a quote from "Sweet Senorita" by Bruns and Adair]
     Copyright Date: July 21, 1958; EU 534 434.
     Renewal Date: Oct. 20, 1986; RE-307-530.

     Recordings:


Theme 4 (for Zorro And Son): "Zorro (Opening Theme)"

     Composer: George W. Duning (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not listed in ASCAP Performance Index of 1978]

     2000 Publisher: Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP),
                        c/o Disney Music Publishing,
                        of Burbank, CA 

     Copyright Date: 1957, EU 494 716.
     Renwal    Date: 

     Recordings:


Theme 5 (for Zorro And Son): "Zorro (Closing Theme)"

     Composer: George W. Duning (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not listed in ASCAP Performance Index of 1978]

     2000 Publisher: Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP),
                        c/o Disney Music Publishing,
                        of Burbank, CA 

     Copyright Date: 1957, EU 494 716.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

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