Opus No. 1

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Opus No. 1 may refer to at least 2 distinctly different pieces of music. The 1943 Sy Oliver piece is spoken of below but it is also the title of the standard on hold music for Cisco phone systems composed by Tim Carleton and Darrick Deel. These are different pieces of music.

"Opus No. 1" is a popular song, composed in 1943 by Sy Oliver, with lyrics by Sid Garris. The tune is often titled "Opus One", or "Opus #1". It has become a standard song in the swing, jazz and big band repertoire.

The song was a big hit for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1944.[1]

Recorded versions


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 138. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  2. ^ RCA Victor Records in the 20-1500 to 20-1999 series
  3. ^ RCA Victor Records in the 20-2000 to 20-2499 series
  4. ^ http://musicoftedheath.co.uk/Discography.htm
  5. ^ Columbia Records in the 37000 to 37499 series
  6. ^ Decca Records in the 29000 to 29499 series
  7. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.

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