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8 OCTOBER 1913 Birth of composer-conductor Walter Schumann who died 21 August 1958. 
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He was an American composer for film, television, and the theater. His notable works include the score for The Night of the Hunter and the Dragnet Theme. In 1949, Schumann was asked to compose a new theme for a police detective show about to make its debut on the NBC Radio network. He began his theme with a four note motif—quite possibly the second most famous four-note motif after Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. "Dragnet" became a smash hit on the radio, and then television, and Schumann's theme quickly became instantly recognizable. Schumann also wrote one opera, John Brown's Body, which premiered in Los Angeles in 1953 and subsequently ran for 65 performances on Broadway at the New Century Theatre.[1] Around this time, Schumann gathered together 20 talented vocalists and "The Voices Of Walter Schumann" was born. The ensemble recorded several easy-listening albums, similar to those recorded by Jackie Gleason, for both Capitol Records and RCA.
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DAVID ROSE

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David Rose (June 15, 1910August 23, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

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This web page is dedicated to the memory of composer-conductor DAVID ROSE and his contributions to popular music With many standards including "Holiday For Strings", "Our Waltz", and scores for TV's "Bonanza" and "Little House On The Prairie".

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