Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States
The musical theme for Gunsmoke is one of the most recognizable of any program on either radio or television. Rex Koury explains the details of his composition in Volume II of the Archives Treasures and how his inspiration came about.
Rex Koury's first love was the Theater Pipe Organ. The Gunsmoke theme is played primarily with the Pipe Organ in this Volume on the episode "Fingered". All the other variations of the Gunsmoke theme used various instruments but always with the lonely theme of a guitar.
If you love the Theater Pipe Organ which for years was used on other earlier Radio Shows, this episode will give you the chance to hear the Gunsmoke theme played by Rex Koury on a Mighty Theater Pipe Organ.