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    Alexander Mair " Sandy " Courage Jr. (December 10, 1919 – May 15, 2008) was an American orchestrator, arranger, and composer of music, primarily for television and film. He is best known as the composer of the theme music for the original Star Trek series.

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    Alexander Courage De la Wikipedia, enciclopedia liberă Alexander „Sandy” Mair Courage Jr. (n. 10 decembrie 1919, Philadelphia, statul Pennsylvania – d. 15 mai 2008, Pacific Palisades, statul California) a fost un orchestrator american, aranjor și compozitor de muzică, în principal muzică pentru televiziune și film.

  3. Alexander Courage | Memory Alpha | Fandom › wiki › Alexander_Courage
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    Alexander Courage was bornin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but moved to New Jersey as a child. He began playing the piano and the horn, and in 1941, he received his degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and became a band leader at various bases in California and Arizona. Following the war, Courage worked for CBS Radio, where he composed and sometimes conducted such popular programs as The Screen Guild Theater, The Adventures of Sam Spade, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. In 1948, Courage began working at MGM, and over the next twelve years, he orchestrated, conducted, or arranged music scores for such films as Annie Get Your Gun, Show Boat, Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Bad Day at Black Rock, Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls (starring Jean Simmons), Funny Face, Raintree Country (featuring DeForest Kelley), Gigi, The Big Country (also starring Jean Simmons), Porgy and Bess (195...

    In 1973, Courage was nominated for his first Emmy Award, for composing the "Cycle of Peril" episode of the CBS series Medical Center. He was again nominated by the Emmy Awards in 1987 for arranging the music of the TV special, Liberty Weekend. The following year, he received a third Emmy nomination – and his only win – as the principal music arranger of Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas. Courage, Jerry Goldsmith and Arthur Morton alternated scoring duties on The Waltons during the show's entire run, from 1972 through 1981. Courage scored over 100 episodes of this series, in addition to five Waltons TV specials – one in 1980, three in 1982, and one in 1993. The latter, A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion, featured Steven Culpin the cast. In 1979, at the request of Jerry Goldsmith, Courage created several "Captain's Log" cues for Star Trek: The Motion Picture using a subdued version of his Star Trek Fanfare. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Courage continued to collaborate with Goldsmith...

    Alexander Courage and the Music of "Star Trek", Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier, Starlog, issue 107, June 1986, pp. 16-18
    The Music of Star Trek, Hans Siden, Cinefantastique, Vol 17 #2, 1987, pp. 35, 54
    The Music of The Next Generation, Randall Larson, Cinefantastique, Vol 19 #3, 1989, pp. 46, 60
    Alexander Courage at Wikipedia
    Alexander Courage at the Internet Movie Database
    Short documentary on the career of Courage at YouTube
    2000 Alexander Courage interview at the Archive of American Television
  4. Alexander Courage — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Alexander_Courage
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    Courage was born in Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia. He re­ceived a music de­gree from the East­man School of Music in Rochester, New York, in 1941. He served in the United States Army Air Forces in the west­ern United States dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. Dur­ing that pe­riod, he also found the time to com­pose music for the radio. His cred­its in this medium in­clude the pro­grams Ad­ven­tures of Sam Spade Detective, Broad­way Is My Beat, Hol­ly­wood Soundstage, and Ro­mance.

    Courage began as an or­ches­tra­tor and arranger at MGM stu­dios, which in­cluded work in such films as the 1951 Show Boat ("Life Upon the Wicked Stage" num­ber); Hot Rod Rum­ble (1957 film); The Band Wagon ("I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan"); Gigi (the can-can for the en­trance of pa­trons at Maxim's); and the barn rais­ing dance from Seven Brides for Seven Broth­ers. He fre­quently served as an or­ches­tra­tor on films scored by André Previn (My Fair Lady, "The Cir­cus is a Wacky World", and "You're Gonna Hear from Me" pro­duc­tion num­bers for In­side Daisy Clover), Adolph Deutsch (Funny Face, Some Like It Hot), John Williams (The Po­sei­don Ad­ven­ture, Su­per­man, Juras­sic Park, and the Acad­emy Award-nom­i­nated mu­si­cal films Fid­dler on the Roof and Tom Sawyer), and Jerry Gold­smith (Rudy, Mulan, The Mummy, et al.). He also arranged the Leslie Bricusse score (along with Li­onel New­man) for Doc­tor Dolit­tle(1967). Apart from his work as a re­spected or­ches­tra­tor, C...

    At the age of 35, Courage mar­ried Mareile Beate Odlum on Oc­to­ber 6th 1955. Mareile, born in Ger­many, was the daugh­ter of Rudolf Wolff and Elis­a­beth Loechelt. After Wolff's sui­cide Elis­a­beth mar­ried Carl Wil­helm Richard Hülsen­beck, renowned for his in­volve­ment in the Da Da move­ment in Eu­rope. Hülsen­beck brought his wife (Elis­a­beth), son (Tom) and step-daugh­ter (Mareile) to the United States in 1938 to avoid the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion rapidly de­vel­op­ing in Eu­rope. After ar­riv­ing in the USA he changed his last name to Hul­beck. Mareile's mar­riage to Courage was her third. Her sec­ond mar­riage was to Bruce Odlum in 1944 [son of fi­nancier Floyd Odlum]. That union pro­duced two sons, Christo­pher (1947) and Brian (1949). When Courage mar­ried Mareile he bravely ac­cepted the re­spon­si­bil­ity of act­ing step­fa­ther to Mareile's two chil­dren of a pre­vi­ous mar­riage. The fam­ily orig­i­nally lived to­gether on Er­sk­ine Dr. in Pa­cific Pal­isades, but l...

    Courage is best known for writ­ing the theme music for Star Trek, and some other music for the se­ries. Courage was hired by Gene Rod­den­berry to score the orig­i­nal Star Trek tele­vi­sion show at Jerry Gold­smith's sug­ges­tion, after the lat­ter turned down the job. Courage re­port­edly be­came alien­ated from Star Trek cre­ator Gene Rod­den­berry over the lat­ter's claim for half of the music roy­al­ties: Rod­den­berry wrote words for Courage's Star Trek theme music, not be­cause he ex­pected the lyrics to be sung on tele­vi­sion, but so that by claim­ing credit as the com­po­si­tion's co-writer, Rod­den­berry could re­ceive half of the roy­al­tiesfrom the song. No­tably, after later serv­ing as Gold­smith's or­ches­tra­tor, when Gold­smith com­posed the music for Star Trek: The Mo­tion Pic­ture, Courage or­ches­trated Gold­smith's adap­ta­tion of Courage's own orig­i­nal Star Trektheme. Fol­low­ing Star Trek: The Mo­tion Picture, Courage's iconic open­ing fan­fare to the Star...

    Courage had been in de­clin­ing health for sev­eral years be­fore he died on May 15, 2008, at the Sun­rise as­sisted-liv­ing fa­cil­ity in Pa­cific Pal­isades, Cal­i­for­nia. He had suf­fered a se­ries of strokes prior to his death. His mau­soleum is in West­wood Vil­lage Memo­r­ial Park Ceme­tery.

    Alexander Courage at IMDb
    Alexander Courage at The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
    Short documentary on the career of Courage on YouTube
    Alexander Courage at Find a Grave
  5. Talk:Alexander Courage - Wikipedia › wiki › Talk:Alexander_Courage
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    The dig at Gene Roddenbery really belongs in Gene's article. But of course, it would never survive there! --- Anonymous 1. Yes, I agree - this is no place for bald statements slamming people like Mr. Roddenberry. 2. I have changed it using words like "supposedly". Also, nobody but a mind-reader knows how Mr. Courage and Mr. Roddenberry felt or thought about each other. In one way of looking at it, they both owed each other a lot of respect for what they did for each other. They both benefitted a lot. 3. I don't know what exactly you are referring to, or when you had this discussion (since you did not sign your comments), but if a reputable source describes a notable disagreement between two notable people, then it is appropriate to include it in either of their articles. Primogen (talk) 16:29, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

    According to this bio he was born in 1919 during WW1 which ended 1918. Did anyone extend this war without telling me?-- (talk) 13:00, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

    I created a new section named "Star Trek" theme and moved all the relevant "Career" information to it, since Courage is primarily known for writing the Star Trek theme. Primogen (talk) 16:20, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

    Although Courage served in the United States Army Air Forces during the World War II era, no reliable sources found as of yet state that he served overseas in a war zone during the war. Accordingly, Category:American military personnel of World War II was removed from the article. Semper Fi! FieldMarine (talk) 12:56, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

  6. Alexander Courage | Military Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Alexander_Courage
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    Courage was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, in 1941. He served in the United States Army Air Forces in the western United States during the Second World War. During that period, he also found the time to compose music for the radio. His credits in this medium include the programs Adventures of Sam Spade Detective, Broadway Is My Beat, Hollywood Soundstage, and Romance.

    Courage began as an orchestrator and arranger at MGM studios, which included work in such films as the 1951 Show Boat ("Life Upon the Wicked Stage" number), The Band Wagon ("I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan"), Gigi (the can-can for the entrance of patrons at Maxim's), and the barn raising dance from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He frequently served as an orchestrator on films scored by André Previn (My Fair Lady, "The Circus is a Wacky World", and "You're Gonna Hear from Me" production numbers for Inside Daisy Clover), Adolph Deutsch (Funny Face, Some Like It Hot), John Williams (The Poseidon Adventure, Superman, Jurassic Park, and the Academy Award-nominated musical films Fiddler on the Roof and Tom Sawyer), and Jerry Goldsmith (Rudy, Mulan, The Mummy, et al.). Apart from his work as a respected orchestrator, Courage also contributed original dramatic scores to films, including two westerns: Arthur Penn's The Left Handed Gun (1958) and André de Toth's Day of the Outlaw (1959...

    Courage is probably best known for writing the theme music for Star Trek, and some other music for the series. Courage was hired by Gene Roddenberry to score the original Star Trek television show at Jerry Goldsmith's suggestion, after the latter turned down the job. Courage reportedly became alienated from Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry over the latter's claim for half of the music royalties: Roddenberry wrote words for Courage's Star Trek theme music, not because he expected the lyrics to be sung on television, but so that by claiming credit as the composition's co-writer, Roddenberry could receive half of the royaltiesfrom the song. Notably, after later serving as Goldsmith's orchestrator, when Goldsmith composed the music for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Courage orchestrated Goldsmith's adaptation of Courage's own original Star Trektheme.

    Courage had been in declining health for several years before he died on May 15, 2008 at the Sunrise assisted-living facility in Pacific Palisades, California. He had suffered a series of strokes prior to his death. His mausoleum is in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.

  7. Wikizero - Alexander Courage › en › Alexander_Courage

    Alexander Mair "Sandy" Courage Jr. (December 10, 1919 – May 15, 2008) was an American orchestrator, arranger, and composer of music, primarily for television and film. He is best known as the composer of the theme music for the original Star Trek series.

  8. Alexander Courage | Jurassic Park Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Alexander_Courage

    Alexander Courage was an orchestrator for Jurassic Park.

  9. Theme from Star Trek - Wikipedia › wiki › Star_Trek_theme

    The "Theme from Star Trek"(originally scored under the title "Where No Man Has Gone Before")is an instrumental musical piece composed by Alexander Couragefor Star Trek,the science fictiontelevision seriescreated by Gene Roddenberryand originally aired between September 8, 1966, and June 3, 1969.

  10. American composer, arranger, orchestrator, multireedist, and music educator.

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