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Question by  azkc (59)

Who wrote the theme music for Masterpiece Theatre?

I would like to find a recording of it.


Answer by  cccc (57)

You are looking for the Fanfare-Rondeau from the first Suite de symphonies of French baroque composer Jean-Joseph Mouret. Try the Paul Kuentz recording for a familiar (but very impressive) take on it; if you prefer recordings with period instruments, they are also available (and these days, probably easier to find).


Answer by  starfox007 (7)

Jean-Joseph Mouret was the original composer. The tune is "First Suite in D". More information can be found at the PBS website. (Can't post URLs) If you would like to purchase a recording of this piece, you can look at "Ceremonial Music for Trumpet & Symphonic Organ" on Amazon MP3. This specifically calls out the classical tune as "Masterpiece Theme".


Answer by  kt1969 (72)

The music was written by composer Jean-Joseph Mouret for the court of Louis XV, King of France. It is the first movement of Mouret's "First Suite in D".


Answer by  kiradeleria (465)

"Rondeau" by Jean-Joseph Mouret can be found on sites such as youtube and possibly even iTunes if you look up PBS and try to find the Masterpiece Theatre area to see if they have a sound track.


Answer by  Azoodica (286)

The song is called Rondeau, it was written by Jean-Joseph Mouret from the play "Symphonies and Fanfares for the King's Supper."


Answer by  Jakeo16 (28)

The theme is from the early 18th century, written for Louis XV's court in France. The piece is Jean-Joseph Mouret's "First Suite in D". It is also known as "Rondeau".


Answer by  daubachsgirl23 (244)

The theme music for Masterpiece Theatre was composed by a French musician named Jean-Joseph Mouret but was performed by Collegium Musicum de Paris. The title of the piece is "Symphonies and Fanfares for the King's Supper. "

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