Friday, May 30, 2008
Alexander Courage 1919-2008
I couldn't let this pass with a small mention...
Alexander "Sandy" Courage, an Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated arranger, orchestrator, and composer who created the theme for the Star Trek TV show, died May 15th, at 88.
The theme, "Fanfare For Star Trek", was later adapted in all 10 Trek films and the opening bars could be heard at the opening of Jerry Goldsmith's theme for Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Music for the ages, Mr. C.
[The BLOG note: Click on the photo to see the detail of the ASCII art U.S.S. Enterprise.]