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The High Chaparral: Main Theme - David Rose

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Published on Feb 3, 2012

Music composed and conducted by David Rose.

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The High Chaparral is a Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell, which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David Dortort, who had previously created the hit Bonanza for the network. The theme song was also written and conducted by Bonanza scorer David Rose, who also scored the two-hour pilot.

David Rose (June 15, 1910 -- August 23, 1990) was an American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were 'The Stripper', 'Holiday for Strings' and 'Calypso Melody'. He also wrote music for many television series, including It's a Great Life, The Tony Martin Show, Little House on the Prairie, Highway To Heaven, Bonanza and Highway Patrol under the pseudonym 'Ray Llewellyn.' Rose's work in composing music for television programs earned him four Emmys. 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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