This theme from 1966 has resonated through the imaginations of generations. It ignites the spirit of discovery and exploration. It is National Geographic. However, it is not the first National Geographic theme.
The local library I go to has a librarian whose personal hobby is collecting old sheet music. During a recent trip he told me how he had a copy of the "National Geographic song from the 1930s." Interested, I made a deal with him to trade some geography books in my personal collection for the sheet music. It was a good deal.
|Jackpot! Scan of the cover.|
Currently I am contacting people I know in National Geographic to see if there is any historian office I can contact about this music. However, from personal knowledge, old National Geographic contacts, and an extensive internet search I believe National Geographic has forgotten this piece of music.
Sadly the music is beyond my piano playing "abilities" which my mother tried so hard to teach me. I am trying to get some personal contacts to play the music for recording and sharing. The sheet music is embeded below and I am willing to e-mail anyone a copy if they can aid in creating a computer music file or uploading a video of them performing the piece onto YouTube.
I will post any updates on my effort to find out more about this music and hopefully share the sound of this music so it can be heard again after being apparently lost to time.