His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for a number of television series, including Bonanza (1959-1973), Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983) and Highway To Heaven (1984-1989). In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.
For the bass player, see David Rose (2).
For the violinist, see David Rose (4).
For the photographer, see David Rose (7).