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David Rose

David Daniel Rose (June 15, 1910 – August 23, 1990) was an American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader. His best known 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 as a composer for television programs earned him four Emmys. In addition, he 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 15th, 1910 (London), Died August 23rd, 1990 (Burbank)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter, leader, director

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4810 10-in. 9/16/1907 Shoulder arms march Arthur Pryor's Band Band Musical group, composer  
Victor E-4810 8-in. 9/16/1907 Shoulder arms march Arthur Pryor's Band Band Musical group, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rose, David," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105423.

Rose, David. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105423.

"Rose, David." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105423

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