Bonanza : Work information

Composers
Jay Livingston ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Davis (Conductor)

This work

Work name
Bonanza
Work number
n/a
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1959-00-00 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Producer
Alan Peters
Engineer
Dick Lewzey
Recording date
n/a

The Composers

Jay Livingston

Track listing

  • 2:00 min

Notes

When NBC's new Western series Bonanza was in preparation for its 1959 first season, Vice President in charge of programming Alan Livingston turned to his Oscar-winning brother, Jay Livingston and his writing parter, Ray Evens, to write the theme song. Recorded anew for each season, the original theme tune was briefly replaced in seasons 12 and 13 with a new tune by David Rose, who wrote the incidental music for the show, before the original was restored for the final season. It remains one of the most recognisable of TV theme tunes.