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William Lava

1911-1971 US, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Composer / Arranger of Soundtrack and Children's Music

William "Bill" B. Lava (March 18, 1911 St. Paul, Minnesota - February 20, 1971 Los Angeles, California) was a musical composer and arranger who worked on the Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated cartoons from 1962 onwards, replacing the deceased Milt Franklyn. Lava's music was very different from that of Franklyn and previous composer Carl Stalling. It has a tendency towards atonality. A sense of tension is often created in Lava's scores using sequences based on the notes of the diminished seventh chord. Lava also sang the theme to the popular T.V. western series Cheyenne.

  • Soundtrack
  • Children's Music
Popular Tracks   
Theme From Cheyenne on The Themes From Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare and Other Great TV Shows by Various Artists
Anxious Moments - From "Republic Action Trilogy" on Shoot 'Em Ups! by Various Artists
Maple Leaf Forever - From "King Of The Royal Mounted" on Cliffhangers! by Various Artists
End Title - From "Under Western Skies" on Shoot 'Em Ups! by Various Artists
Main Title Song - Cheyenne Tv Series, 1955-1957 on Best JAMES GARNER Early Movie & TV Themes by Various Artists
Sub Surface Action - From "Zorro's Fighting Legion" on Cliffhangers! by Various Artists
Mounted Fury - From "King Of The Royal Mounted" on Cliffhangers! by Various Artists
Main Title - From "The Border Legion" on Shoot 'Em Ups! by Various Artists
Main Title - From "Adventures Of Red Ryder" on Cliffhangers! by Various Artists
Riders In Pursuit - From "Republic Action Trilogy" on Shoot 'Em Ups! by Various Artists

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Title Artist Year Type
The Music Of RepublicWilliam Lava, Cy Feuer, Mort Glickman, Alberto Colombo, Paul Sawtell - James King1985Album
Quattro Avventure Di ZorroWilliam Lava1968Album
The Story Of The Littlest OutlawCliff Edwards, William Lava1956Single
Dracula Vs. FrankensteinWilliam LavaAlbum
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