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David Rose - Holiday For Strings (1942)

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Uploaded on Jun 1, 2010

Holiday for Strings
Music by David Rose
Performed by David Rose and His Orchestra
Recorded 1942
Victor 27853

David Rose (1910 - 1990) was born in London, England but moved to Chicago in 1914 with his family. He grew up in Chicago and studied at Chicago Musical College. He was a pianist with Chicago band, Ted Fio Rito as pianist-arranger and as a conductor-arranger on Chicago radio between 1930 and 1937. Rose Had professional associations with Jack Benny (1936) and with the Jack Hylton U. S. band. He did freelance work in Hollywood in the late 1930s and was musical director for Mutual radio network from 1938 to the early 1940s. In late 1940 he had his own "California Melodies" radio show and a series with Tony Martin 1941. In military service during World War II and was composer-conductor for Army Air Force musical "Winged Victory." Show opened on Broadway late 1943 and made into movie in 1944. Rose was married to Hollywood stars, Martha Raye 1938-41 and Judy Garland 1941-43. In late 1940s was orchestra leader on Red Skelton's radio show. which followed on TV through the 1950s and 1960s. "Holiday for Strings" was many years the theme for the Skelton show. During the 1950s and 1960s, Rose scored films "Rich and Pretty", "Everything I Have is Yours", Operation Petticoat", "Please Don't Eat the Daisies". He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. He was guest conductor for many symphony orchestras, and remained active into the 1980s

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