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 from the age of 9 at Worcester College, Oxford with Ivor Atkins (organ) and later at London's Royal Academy of Music, where his piano teachers were Lloyd Powell and Isador Goodman.
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Recordings (Results 26-31 of 31 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||70381||10-in.||2/21/1942||Sleepy lagoon||Alec Templeton||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||70382||10-in.||2/21/1942||Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op. 74, 1st mvt (Andantino) (Tchaikovsky)||Alec Templeton||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||70889||10-in.||6/15/1942||Warsaw concerto (Addinsell): Part 1||Alec Templeton||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||70890||10-in.||6/15/1942||Warsaw concerto (Addinsell): Part 2||Alec Templeton||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||71231||10-in.||7/28/1942||Warsaw concerto, part 1 (Addinsell)||Alec Templeton||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||71232||10-in.||7/28/1942||Warsaw concerto, part 2 (Addinsell)||Alec Templeton||instrumentalist, piano|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Templeton, Alec," accessed December 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105908.
Templeton, Alec. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105908.
"Templeton, Alec." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 December 2023.
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