The Passing Parade (anthology, hosted by John Nesbitt)

     (Syndicated, 1961)

     [a 15-minute series of re-edited theatrical shorts which were
      originally distributed by MGM beginning in 1938, they were
      narrated historical dramas (we would now call it "docu-drama")
      packaged with introductions and narration by producer John 
      Nesbitt; sometimes episodes were used as "fillers"; these
      filmed shorts derived from the "Passing Parade" radio show
      Nesbitt produced from 1937 - 1951 which aired on 3 networks]

Theme: Excerpt from the "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture"

    [The excerpt used is the proud heroic melody toward the end
     as played in the "tutti" section of this overture; 

     Screen credits list Daniele Amfitheatrof as music director,
     so or David Snell below may have been the adapter-arranger; 

     This screen credit was seen 1/31/2002 during broadcast of 
     an episode shown on the Turner Classic Cable TV network;

     Contributor R. Armantrout reminds us this same melody was 
     re-used by Tchaikovsky as the 2nd theme of the 2nd movement 
     of his 1888 Symphony Number 5 in E Minor (Op. 64) 18 years
     after it was first used in the finale of the Fantasy-Overture;

     Original title aka: "Ouverture à la tragédie de Shakespeare
                          Roméo et Juliette";
     aka: "Romeo and Juliette Fantasy Overture";
     aka: "Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy"]

     Composer: Pytor Ilyitch ("Peter") Tchaikovsky (predates ASCAP & BMI)

     Original Publisher: Edition Bote & G. Bock
                            of Berlin and Posen, Germany

     Original US Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: [in the Public Domain]

     Composition Date: 1869 - 1870
     Publication Date: 1871

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Theme 2: "Passing Parade Titles"

    [This is undoubtedly an arrangement based upon the "Romeo
     and Juliet" excerpt of the above melody from Tchaikovsky
     arranged for use in the theatrical shorts with an extra
     original fanfare by David L. Snell]

     Arranger/Adapter: David L. Snell (British PRS/ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Leo Feist, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2002 Publisher: EMI-Feist Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP) 
                        c/o EMI-April Music, Inc.
                        a division of EMI Music Publishing
                        of New York, NY 

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