The Fred Waring Show (musical variety)

    (CBS Sunday Nights, 1949 - 1955;
     CBS Daytime, 1957)

    ["Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians" were the most famous 
     chorus on radio having been heard on various shows since the
     1920s, his chorus was featured on this series in the early 
     days of TV;

     What Lawrence Welk did for dance band music, Fred Waring did
     for Choral Music (at least for a time)...

     Choral singing is often associated with churches...but this 
     group of both male and female singers had wide appeal singing 
     secular songs and a few hymns from time to time;

     For five seasons at the dawn of network television the show
     was seen on Sunday Nights; In 1957 it made a brief return
     as a Summer replacement daytime series from Warings retreat,
     an estate at Shawnee-On-The-Hudson]

Open Theme: "I Hear Music"

     Composers: Roy Ringwald (ASCAP),
                Fred Waring (ASCAP), and
                John M. Dolph (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Shawnee Press, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Shawnee Press, Inc. (ASCAP) 
                        of Delaware Water Gap, PA

     Copyright Date: July 3, 1946; EP  8 108.
     Renewal   Date: July 5, 1973; R 555 006.


Close Theme: "Sleep"

    [ASCAP title variation: "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep";

     Originally the composer of this work was known as "Earl Lebieg"
     but it was the professional name of the team of Earl Burtnett 
     and Adam Geibel (Lebieg is Geibel spelled backwards (!)]

     Composers: Earl Burtnett (ASCAP) and
                Adam Geibel (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Sherman, Clay & Co.
                         of San Francisco, CA

     1978 Publisher: Miller Music Corp. (ASCAP) and
                     Theodore Presser Company (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: EMI-Miller Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of New York, NY; and
                     Theodore Presser Company (ASCAP)
                        of King Of Prussia, PA

     Copyright Date: Oct. 30, 1923; E 576 756.
     Renewal   Date: 


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