What is the PBS theme music?


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The Public Broadcasting Service, or PBS, produces many shows, each with different theme music. Some music, such as the ���Masterpiece Theatre��� theme music, is widely recognized, according to the PBS website.

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The ���Masterpiece Theatre��� theme is ���Rondeau,��� written by Jean-Joseph Mouret for the court of France���s King Louis XV. Academy Award-winning composer John Williams adapted the piece for ���Masterpiece Theatre���s American Collection.��� Recorded with the Boston Pops Orchestra and featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the theme music is played during the opening and closing credits of the series.

Other notable PBS theme songs include ���Downton Abbey��� by composer John Lunn and ���Indian Summers��� by composer Stephen Warbeck.

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