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TV Themes and Commercials

Part 1 - Frank Ludwig TV Themes, Commercials etc,

Return To Antarctica - documentary currently in production

Silas Wright: Antarctica expedition

I recently reconnected with political cartoonist Adrian Raeside who was the animation genius in the work we did for Sesame Street . Adrian has published "Return To Antarctica" in which he retraced his grandfathers journey as part of the ill-fated Scott Expedition to the South Pole.  He is currently producing a documentary of the same name for which he has graciously allowed me to provide original music.  For more information, please visit Adrian's website: http://www.raesidecartoon.com/

Opening Theme: Return To Antarctica

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Return To Antarctica - Opening
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Fix Patch & Sail - repairs in New Zealand before the final ocean leg

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Return To Antarctica - Fix Pat
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The Ice Cave

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The Urban Peasant: long running cooking show

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"Oh James" the Urban Peasant Theme (James Barber)

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Oh James
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- co-written with Paul MacDonald, the cooking show ran for years on C.B.C. James has since passed away but left a legacy which includes his many cookbooks.  The vocal version features internationally known jazz singer Dee Daniels

The instrumental version has solos by Dave Sinclair; guitar, Norm Quin; Flugel Horn; and Frank on keys

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Oh James - instrumental versio
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Jim Green had been the original producer on the Urban Peasant series.  He also did a show on dresage.  He asked me to write a Kur which is the music form for a dresage routine for horses. (like music for an Olympic skaters routine)  The tempos and lengths are prescribed.  This is a MIDI recording.

Kur

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Kur
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Kids Cook - this theme co-written with children's entertainer (??)___________ the show never made it past the pilot but I still think the concept was great as was the song.

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Kids Cook
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Engineer Paul MacDonald and I wrote and produced a number of commercials and themes for radio and tv.

Arrow We're #1 - the trucking company

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Arrow #1
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This next one was an excercise in writing:- trying to create a flowing melody for a long name..the lead vocalist has a nice almost Stevie Wonder quality to his voice

IWA & Community Credit Union

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IWA & Community Credit Union
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We also created a lot of music for Union Campaigns.

Say Union Yes: - 2 versions

The Country version complete with slide guitar

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Say Union Yes - country versio
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The Rhythm & Blues version with Tom Colclough again on alto sax

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Say Union Yes - R&B version
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Over the years Paul MacDonald & I wrote commercials for virtually every political party..This one was for the BC NDP campaign.

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Count on the NDP
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Paul and I wrote a number of songs together: - as usual - Dave Sinclair on guitar

Faster Than the Speed of Love

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Faster Than The Speed of Love
(Frank Ludiwg)
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What In The World

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What In The World's Come Over
(Frank Ludiwg)
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3:26 min
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Hard Times

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Hard Times
(Frank Ludiwg)
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The following featured Dee Daniels on vocals - really the best part of the songs as I was being dragged kicking and screaming to create dance songs with Paul..although I like the first of the three...egotistically maybe it's more Ludwigy? than the others

You Captured My Imagination -

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You Captured My Imagination
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Dance Alone

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Dance Alone
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One on One

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One on One
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Around the time I was working on the Janice Lozano cd (see Artists, I was approached about making some easy-listening music..After I said yes, I was advised that I needed to present demos of some songs by the next day...I wrote 3 songs in about 3 hours..

At Water's Edge

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At Water's Edge
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Another production company hired me as vocalist for the following commercial:

Telus: One Hit Wonder.

designed to discourage music piracy, this spot had an aging rock star (sung by old 1-hit wonder, me) complaining about not being able to keep up the extravagant life-style he had grown acustomed to.. I never got that rich but had fun doing the spot..

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One Hit Wonder
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