Alexander Courage

The name of Alexander Courage will of course be instantly recognizable to you as the composer of one of the most well known theme tunes for an American television series. But on this side of the final frontier, what else is there to tell about the recently-retired Sandy Courage’s life and career? What stories does he have about his work for the musicals in the...

Alexander Courage

Can you think of one composition by Alexander Courage, apart from the original STAR TREK theme? This article sets out to show that Sandy Courage is under-rated as a composer. As you will be aware, he has worked exclusively as Jerry Goldsmith’s primary orchestrator for a number of years now that Arthur Morton is getting on, but there is much more to him...

Alexander Courage

Alexander Courage has been doing as he describes for nearly four decades in a career that spans radio, film and television. He came out to California after World War II where he began composing and conducting for CBS Radio. In 1948 he joined MGM and worked for the next twelve years as an arranger and orchestrator with Adolph Deutsch and Andre Previn...