Studio One (dramatic anthology)

    (CBS Primetime, 1948 - 1958)

    [This fondly-remembered series evolved from radio show of 
     on CBS from 1947 (called "Studio One In Hollywood") although
     the TV series originated live from New York until its last
     year of 1958, when it too moved to Hollywood.
     Many of the young actors who appeared on the under-budgeted
     TV series such as CBS' "Studio One", ended up some of the most
     well-known stars of motion pictures and television. But they
     cut their teeth and gained valuable experience doing live TV.
     Some of those actors included: Jack Lemmon, Charlton Heston, 
     James Dean, Sal Mineo, Art Carney, Lee Remick, Leslie Nielsen 
     Lorne Green and Elizabeth Montgomery.
     And of course, Betty Furness did the Westinghouse commercials
     live, during breaks in the play.
     aka: "Westinghouse Studio One" (from its 1949 TV sponsorship);
     aka: "Studio One In Hollywood" (in 1958);
     aka: "Studio 1";

     Summer productions sponsored by Westinghouse were called...
     aka: "Summer Theatre";
     aka: "Westinghouse Summer Theatre";
     aka: "Studio One Summer Theatre"]

Westinghouse Logo #1 (1949 - 1952+): Fanfare from "Le Coq d'Or"

    [this solo trumpet fanfare appears at the beginning of "Le Coq d'Or
     (The Golden Cockerel) Suite" from Rimsky-Korsakov's 3-act Opera]
     The first movement of this Suite ("King Dodon In His Palace") begins with
     this solo trumpet fanfare -- which was used on TV behind the Westinghouse
     graphic logo during the years Westinghouse sponsored the series. 
     Later, original Westinghouse logo music was used, but this was the first
     music used behind the logo graphic (verified on "Westinghouse Studio One",
     heard on video airchecks of episodes made from 1949 - 1952.)
     After the fanfare, the music usually segued (cross-faded) into the Main Theme
     ("Prelude to the Stars" described below) at the beginning of each show.
     But in some cases, there was a pause after the fanfare during which the 
     announcer intoned, "You can be sure...if it's Westinghouse" before the
     Main Theme ("Prelude to the Stars") began.
     This distinctive fanfare was bi-tonal (started in the key of D, and immediately
     changed to the key of F, pivoting on the common tone of A.) It was a common
     motif in the Opera, and figures prominently in the Suite as well where it 
     first precedes the undulating oriental motif "Hymn To The Sun." It is heard 
     also at the beginning of the "March" (the 4th movement of the Suite.)
     Thanks to contributor T. Perrone for sharing video airchecks to verify 
     this fanfare used with the Westinghouse logo.

     Composer: Nikolai Andreyevitch Rimsky-Korsakov (predates ASCAP & BMI)

     Original U.S. Publishers: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.

     1999 Publisher: [now in the Public Domain]

     Composition Dates: 1906 - 1907
          LP: "Hi-Fi Fiedler" (1958)
               Arthur Fiedler conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra
               RCA Red Seal LPM/LSC-2100
          CD: "Hi-Fi Fiedler" (2005 SACD remaster from 3 channel original)
               Arthur Fiedler conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra
               RCA Red Seal multichannel SACD 82876-67895-2

Theme 1: "Prelude to the Stars"

    [aka: "Studio One Concerto", as adapted by Art Lowry;

     Verified as the THEME in the TV Guide article "What's The 
     Name of That Theme Song?" Feb. 19, 1954 on p.21;

     Also verified as the THEME in the "Stetcheson Classified Song 
     Directory" published in 1961;
     This theme song -- one of the most beloved from early television --
     began as the signature tune of the British orchestra leader and
     entertainer "Vic" Oliver, who also composed the melody.]

     Composer: Victor ("Vic") Oliver (British PRS/ASCAP)

     Original Publishers: Keith Prowse & Co. (British PRS), and
                          Sam Fox Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
     1999 Publisher: Sam Fox Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP),
                        of Santa Barbara, CA

     Composition Dates: 1945, and 1946 on Piano sheet music

    [as "Prelude To The Stars"]:
     U.S. Copyright Date: Jan. 28, 1946; EF  1 043.
     U.S. Renewal   Date: Nov. 19, 1973; R 563 580.

    [as "Studio One Concerto", adapted by Art Lowry
     (copyright date courtesy contributor T. Perrone)]:
     U.S. Copyright Date: Mar. 30, 1953; Ep  70 740.
     U.S. Renewal   Date: Sep. 18, 1981; RE 101 134.

          [may have been in the KPM Mood Music library in 1945;
           not listed in later KPM Library catalogs or Synchro-Fox]

          78rpm single: "Studio One Concerto"
               Columbia ____ (1953)
               by Art Lowry, pianist

          LP: "Great Music Themes of Television" (1956)
               RCA-Victor LPM 1020
               Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra

          LP: "Great Music Themes of Early Television" (1984)
               Franklin Mint-1 (re-issue of RCA LPM 1020)
               Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra

Theme 2: "Studio One In Hollywood"

    [above title has an asterisk in the ASCAP Performance Index, 
     indicating it is an arrangement, perhaps of the above THEME
     originally written by British composer Vic Oliver or it may
     possibly have been the radio THEME adapted from another source]

     Arranger: Lucien Alfred E. Moraweck (French SACEM/ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [listed in the ASCAP Index of Performed
                      Compositions, 1978 without publisher.
                      Other cues published by April Music, a
                      division of CBS.]
     2000 Publisher: [listed in ASCAP Repertoire database
                         without publisher]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal Date:


Theme 3 (circa 1955 - 1957): "Studio One"

     Composer: Abe ("Glenn") Osser (ASCAP)
              [professional name of Abe Arthur Osser]

     Original Publisher: Leeds Music Corporation (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP),
                        div. of Universal Studios, Inc.
                        of Los Angeles, CA

    [published band arr.]:
     Copyright Date: June 8, 1959; Ep 130 190.
     Renewal   Date:


Theme 4 (1957 - 1958): "Studio One Theme"

    [Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article 
     "When The Melody Lingers On..." May 17, 1958, pp. 22-23; 
     Apparently this "Studio One Theme" by this well-known 
     composer of radio/TV/film scores was used ONLY for the
     last season of the show, 1957 - 1958, according to 
     Craig Patillo's "TV Theme Soundtrack Directory"]

     Composer: Bernard Herrmann (ASCAP/BMI)

     Original Publisher of Cues: April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: [listed in ASCAP Repertoire database
                         without publisher]

     Copyright Date: Apr. 13, 1959; Eu 571 541.
     Renewal   Date: May  22, 1987; RE-337-982.


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