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David Rose

p, 1910-1990 GB
Musician / Composer / Songwriter / Arranger of Jazz, Pop and Soundtrack
A.k.a. Ray Llewellyn

British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader (born June 15, 1910, London, England – died August 23, 1990, Burbank, California, USA). His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for a number of television series, including Bonanza (1959-1973), Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983) and Highway To Heaven (1984-1989). 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. For the bass player, see David Rose (2). For the violinist, see David Rose (4). For the photographer, see David Rose (7).

  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • Classical
  • World
Popular Tracks   
The Stripper on David Rose and His Orchestra: The Good Mood Nights by David Rose
Theme - From "The High Chaparral" on 100 Greatest TV Themes by Various Artists
Gay Spirits - Remastered on Ultra-Lounge/Space Capade by Various Artists
Toyland on The David Rose Christmas Album by David Rose
The Twelve Days of Christmas on The David Rose Christmas Album by David Rose
Like Young - Remastered on Ultra-Lounge/Cocktail Capers by Various Artists
Carol Of The Bells on The David Rose Christmas Album by David Rose
The Christmas Tree on The David Rose Christmas Album by David Rose
September In The Rain on Autumn Leaves by David Rose
Shine On Harvest Moon on Autumn Leaves by David Rose

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
David RoseDavid Rose2017Compil.
Waltzes In StereoDavid Rose2011Album
The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm / The Honeymoon MachineLeigh Harline, David Rose2010Compil.
The Undefeated / Hombre (Original Motion Picture Soundtracks)Hugo Montenegro / David Rose2000Album
The Very Best Of David RoseDavid Rose1996Compil.
Dirty Den / Dirty RagWhiskey & Sofa / David Rose1986Single
The Stripper / Happy BirthdayDavid Rose / Eddy Howard1986Single
Song Of Norway / Winged Victory / Up In Central ParkDavid Rose, Moss Hart, Sigmund Romberg, Dorothy Fields, Wilbur Evans, Eileen Farrell, Celeste Holm1978Album
High Chaparral / BonanzaDavid Rose1974Single
A Festival Of Film MusicFrank Chacksfield, Nelson Riddle, David Rose, Maurice Jarre With Larry Adler, Richard Attenborough1972Album
Secret Songs For Young LoversAndré Previn - David Rose1971Single
Happy HeartDavid Rose1970Single
Happy HeartDavid Rose1970Album
Something FreshDavid Rose1969Album
The Wonderful Music Of David RoseDavid Rose1968Single
The David Rose Christmas AlbumDavid Rose1968Album
High Chaparral / Merci CherieDavid Rose1968Single
The BlowupDavid Rose1967Single
The BibleDavid Rose1966Album
Deep PurpleDavid Rose1965Album
Emily / A World of our OwnDavid Rose1964Single
Vibrant Strings / Enchanted KeysDavid Rose With The Stradivari Strings, André Previn1964Album
Three Of A Kind (3 Top Stars Of Romantic Mood Music)Percy Faith / David Rose / Russ Case1964Compil.
The Grasshopper (El Cigarron) / Bird BrainDavid Rose1964Single
The StripperDavid Rose1962Single
Montgomery Ward 90th AnniversaryDavid Rose1962Album
Strings AliveDavid Rose Also The Fabulous Stradivari Strings1962Album
Like BlueAndré Previn, David Rose1960Album
Like BlueAndré Previn, David Rose1960Album
Like Young, Like BlueAndré Previn And David Rose1959Album
Like Young / Young Man's LamentAndré Previn, David Rose1959Single
Like BlueAndré Previn, David Rose1959Single
Songs Of The Fabulous Thirties Volume 2David Rose1958Album
Secret Songs For Young LoversAndré Previn & David Rose1958Single
Holiday For StringsDavid Rose1957Album
Why Do You Pass Me By / Paris Oui OuiDavid Rose1952Album
Stardust / Sentimental JourneyDavid Rose1948Album
Manhattan Square Dance / IntermezzoDavid Rose1947Album
Dinah / Chinatown, My ChinatownLouis Prima - David Rose - Norman Gast1934Album
Theme From "The Bible" / "King Of Kings" ThemeDavid RoseSingle
musique de filmsDavid RoseSingle
Great Waltzes Of The Fabulous CenturyDavid RoseAlbum
Cool Tango / The Catered Affair ThemeDavid RoseSingle
Downbeat Program No. 5David RoseAlbum
The National Association For Retarded Children Presents Benefit PerformanceCount Basie / Shelley Berman / Maurice Chevalier / Ella Fitzgerald / Connie Francis / Stan Getz / Debbie Reynolds / David Rose / Johnny Tillotson / Jonathan WintersCompil.
MGM Movie HitsDavid Rose, Leroy HolmesAlbum
CimarronDavid RoseAlbum
David Rose Presents Themes From The Great Screen EpicsDavid RoseAlbum
The Special Magic Of David RoseDavid RoseAlbum
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing / Take My LoveDavid RoseSingle
The Stripper / Theme From The Threepenny OperaDavid Rose / Dick HymanSingle
The Stripper / BonanzaDavid RoseSingle
The Magic Melodies Of David RoseDavid RoseAlbum
Enchanting StringsDavid RoseAlbum
The Americanization Of Emily And Other Great Movie ThemesDavid RoseAlbum
GigiDavid RoseAlbum
Let's Fall In Love (Playing The Music Of Harold Arlen)David RoseAlbum
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