Another encore presentation of a Friday Five post I did back in March 2016.
Several weeks ago, Cheryl Wright, who blogs at Plucking of my Heartstrings, and I were talking about TV themes, and the name William Garrett “Snuffy” Walden came up, who’s written theme songs and incidental music for a number of TV shows and movies. He has been nominated for a number of Emmy awards for his music for TV, including the five themes I’ve chosen for today.
- The West Wing: Walden won the Emmy for this song in 2000.
- Early Edition: Walden received Emmy nominations for Main Title Theme Music and Music Composition for a Series for this show in 1997.
- My So-Called Life: Nominated for Main Title Theme Music in 1995.
- Huff: Nominated for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2005.
- I’ll Fly Away: A nomination for Main Title Theme Music in 1992.
I just realized that we never watched any of these shows….
W. G. “Snuffy” Walden, your Two For Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Stu Phillips has worked as a record producer, a composer for movies and TV, an A&R executive, and arranger over his long career. As A&R man for Colpix records, he produced singles by Nina Simone, The Skyliners, and Shelley Fabares, including her hit “Johnny Angel.” While at Capitol Records, he created, arranged and produced by The Hollyridge Strings, some of whose music can be heard on the US versions of the soundtrack of A Hard Day’s Night. He started writing scores for TV shows in the ’70’s, and soon became the favorite composer of producer Glen A. Larson, for whom he wrote the themes for a couple dozen of Larson’s series.
Theme for the original Battlestar Galactica
Theme from Night Rider
Theme from Quincy, M.E.
IMDb has a full list of his credits, and you can get more information from his website.
Stu Phillips, your Two For Tuesday, November 5, 2019.