Alec Templeton

Alec Andrew Templeton (4 July 1909/10 – 28 March 1963) was a Welsh composer, pianist and satirist.

Templeton was born in Cardiff, Wales. There is some confusion concerning Alec Templeton's year of birth. Most published and Internet biographies give his birth year as 1909, and it was certainly registered in September of that year, but his headstone shows 1910 as his year of birth. Blind from birth and gifted with absolute pitch, he studied at London's Royal Academy of Music, his piano teachers there being Lloyd Powell and Isador Goodman.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 4th, 1909 (Cardiff), Died Greenwich

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, speaker, vocalist, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-026317 10-in. 12/15/1938 Pardonnez moi madame Tito Guizar Dubbed from film : Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-030702 10-in. 12/15/1938 Bach goes to town Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-036413 10-in. 8/16/1939 Body and soul Alec Templeton Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-036414 10-in. 8/16/1939 Star dust Alec Templeton Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-036415 10-in. 8/16/1939 Night and day Alec Templeton Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-036416 10-in. 8/16/1939 Mendelssohn mows 'em down Alec Templeton Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor PBS-036417 10-in. 8/16/1939 Three little fishies (Itty bitty poo) Alec Templeton Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-036418 10-in. 8/16/1939 Man with a new radio Alec Templeton Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor PBS-036419 10-in. 8/16/1939 Mary had a little lamb Alec Templeton Piano solo arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-036420 10-in. 8/16/1939 And the angels sing (As it might be presented at the Metropolitan Opera House) Alec Templeton Comic monologue, with piano and male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, speaker, vocalist  
Victor PBS-036421 10-in. 8/16/1939 The phonograph and player piano Alec Templeton Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor PBS-036422 10-in. 8/16/1939 Phonograph record, player piano, and Carmen Lombardo Alec Templeton Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor PBS-036423 10-in. 8/16/1939 Hazy and blue Alec Templeton Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-046495 10-in. 1/23/1940 As Brünnhilde's battle cry might be sung by an American crooner Alec Templeton Comic monologue, with piano and male vocal solo and talk instrumentalist, piano, speaker, composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-046496 10-in. 1/23/1940 Mozart matriculates Alec Templeton Piano solo, with talk composer, speaker, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-046497 10-in. 1/23/1940 Opera presentation : South of the border Alec Templeton Comic monologue, with piano and male vocal solo speaker, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-046498 10-in. 1/23/1940 A sultry day in New York Alec Templeton Piano solo, with talk composer, speaker, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-046499 10-in. 1/23/1940 Bach tours Radio City Alec Templeton Piano solo, with talk composer, instrumentalist, piano, speaker  
Victor BS-046700 10-in. 1/23/1940 Sousa and Strauss in reverse Alec Templeton Piano solo, with talk instrumentalist, piano, speaker, composer  
Victor BS-063722 10-in. 4/8/1941 Mother's Day song Roy Bargy ; Lanny Ross Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-067594 10-in. 8/18/1941 Bach goes to town Dixieland Octet of NBC's Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street ; Henry Levine Jazz/dance band, with speaker composer  
Decca 70377 10-in. 2/21/1942 Blues in the night Alec Templeton instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70378 10-in. 2/21/1942 Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, 1st mvt. (Allegro) (Grieg) Alec Templeton instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70379 10-in. 2/21/1942 Summertime Alec Templeton instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70380 10-in. 2/21/1942 It ain't necessarily so Alec Templeton instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Templeton, Alec," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105908.

Templeton, Alec. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105908.

"Templeton, Alec." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105908

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