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 March 28th, 1963 (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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Templeton, Alec," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105908.
Templeton, Alec. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105908.
"Templeton, Alec." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.
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