Alec Templeton


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(b Cardiff, 1909; d Greenwich, Conn., 1963). Welsh-born pianist and composer (Amer. cit. 1941). Blind from birth. After career in London as radio entertainer, settled in USA 1936. Wrote orch. and pf. works, but best-known for his witty ‘skit’, Mr Bach Goes to Town, a jazzed-up pastiche of Bach.

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