Men Of Annapolis (military drama)

     (Syndicated, from 1957;  produced by ZIV-TV)

Open Theme 1: "Anchors Aweigh"

     Composers: Charles A. Zimmerman (ASCAP), and
                Alfred H. Miles (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Robbins Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     1999 Publisher: [now in the Public Domain]

     Composition Date: 1906, according to "The Book of
                       World-Famous Music" by James Fuld

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Theme 2: "Navy Blue and Gold"

    [Theme title credit from TV theme collector Ray Clark;

     This composition was written by the Chapel choirmaster and
     organist Joseph Crosley, known in print as "W. J. Crosley"
     who worked at the Annapolis Naval Academy during the early
     1900's; he was also a music professor at the Academy;

     Later a 1937 motion picture about the Navy used this title]

     Composer: Joseph ("W. J.") Crosley (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Edwin H. Morris & Co. (ASCAP)

     1999 Publisher: Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (ASCAP),
                        c/o MPL Communications, Inc.
                        New York, NY

     Composition Date: 1926, according to the U.S. Naval Academy
                       at Annapolis' Web Site.

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Close Theme 3: "Eternal Father, Strong to Save (The Navy Hymn) based on the hymn 'Melita'"

    [aka: "Melita";

     According to the U.S. Naval Library Web Site, the words of this Hymn
     were first written in 1860 as a poem by British teacher William 
     Whiting for a student who was about to sail to America. It was
     subsequently published.
     British clergyman J. B. Dykes saw the metrical strophe of the poem
     matched the traditional Hymn tune "Melita", and set Whiting's words
     to that melody in 1861 for performance by his church choir.
     It soon became a popular Hymn both in Great Britain and in the 
     United States; and was adopted as the official U.S. Navy Hymn.
     The BMI database lists an "Unknown composer" for the tune.]

     Composers: *Traditional* [Hymn tune], 
                 lyric (originally a poem) by William Whiting (predates ASCAP & BMI), and
                 adaptation by Rev. John Bacchus ("J. B.") Dykes (predates ASCAP & BMI) 

     Original Publisher: [unknown 1861 British publisher]

     1999 Publisher: [now in the Public Domain...but the
          arrangement used by ZIV-TV is credited to EMI-Unart (BMI)]

     Composition Date: Poem in 1860, musical setting in 1861

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