Yes. I noticed that even the first time around back in the 60s. Apparently, the original version was composed by Robert Farnon and is, I believe, actually used in THE PRISONER in the episode "Dance Of The Dead."
Harry thanks so much! I know Robert Colbert talked about the change of the music box tune in an interview. I do not think any DS fan talked about where the original tune came from. I know we have never talked about it here. So what a news flash!
Do you know you hear it again when Vicky returns to 1968. Yes at least in one episode during the dream storyline.
The other thing I wanted to bring up was long time back you mention the music supervisor on the show. Well one time she may have been off. The person used all kind of tunes in the wrong place. The best I loved is one of the episodes of Willie and Maggie in the Collins tomb in the fall of 1968.
1840 Barnabas had two of Angelique's tunes not her famous one from PT 1970 invented just for her in that storyline. No her two most famous ones use while Barnabas cast a spell. The gal must have been off that day too.
Quentin also had a second cue beside his famous one. Lots of tunes were born out of DC productions but rearranged for the show. Some tunes were not changed such as those that came from the DC productions pilot for Prime time A Darkness at Blaisdon which put the cues without change into 1897. The main theme from Blaisdon which I loved was used as the Warlock theme in 1840. I encourage all fans to get that dvd for your DS collection for it is very special.
You can also watch it without spoiling your DS experience. All the DC Productions done for ABC Late Night Wide World of Entertainment are very good and use all the DS music cues.
Get them they are very good and have some DS actors in them for they were produced after the show went off the air.
Fans should also get after viewing the series the two CDs Return to Collinwood and Night Whispers which Jonathan Frid does his one and only return to the role of Barnabas Collins.
There other great cds based on the show coming out every year which fans should take a look at.