This is the theme to Sunday Morning, usually attributed to 18th century German composer Gottfried Reiche and called Abblasen. This music has been used on CBS News Sunday Morning for many years, but they have used three versions. This version, the current one, is performed by jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. It was recorded for Sunday Morning in 2004. It replaced a version of the theme that was used from 1998 to 2004 that was played by former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen. Before that, a version by Don Smithers was used to open the venerable morning show.
Network News Music is a website by Victor Vlam, who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of news music. 1,876 hours, 2 minutes and 52 seconds. News music is rarely heard without voice-overs or fade outs to commercial, yet it leaves an impact on many people. Founded in 2002, this site is a museum for TV news themes past and present.
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