The Cavalcade of Music features music by "distinguished American composers." Each show dedicates a full half hour to one composer and their best and most memorable music.
The Cavalcade of Music features "light music" composers such as Jerome Kern who wrote over 700 songs including "Old Man River," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", Rudolf Friml originally from Prague wrote musicals, Victor Herbert great composer of operettas including Babes in Toyland, Cole Porter who wrote many fine musicals, and many more. Each show gives a brief biography of the American composers and the history of the individual song performed.
Sponsored by DuPont, The Cavalcade of Music features Frank Singiser as announcer and Donald Voorhees serves as conductor.
For more cavalcades, see also: Cavalcade of America, Best of All, and Cavalcade of Kings.