Alec Templeton

Alec Templeton, 1910 - 1963

Alec Templeton, 1910 – 1963

Alec Templeton was a composer, pianist and satirist. Born in Wales, his career took him to the US, where he played in orchestras, performed on the radio, and recorded for Victor, Columbia and Decca. More about him and his career can be found on Wikipedia.

The Recordings

A Sultry Day in New York

 record label Group: Alec Templeton
Label: Victor Matrix Number: Victor (26494)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: 1940
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This is not one of Templeton’s satiric pieces. Rather, it’s a lovely piece written by Templeton in which he recreates a summer day in New York City. Solo piano.

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Opera Presentation of South of the Border

 record label Group: Alec Templeton
Label: Victor Matrix Number: Victor (26494)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: 1940
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If you’ve ever pretended to be an opera singer for comic effect, you’ll love this recording.

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