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Name  Alan Tew

Role  Composer
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Albums  Drama Suite, Part II, Drama Suite, Part 1
Similar People  The Alan Tew Orchestra, Alan Hawkshaw, Cat Stevens, Brian Bennett, Keith Mansfield

Alan tew and his orchestra patricia

Alan Tew is a British composer and arranger. He got his start as the pianist/arranger for the Len Turner Band based in London, in the 1950s.


Tew is known as a composer of library music, including the theme tunes for British television programmes, Doctor in the House called "Bond Street Parade", and ...And Mother Makes Three. He also composed all the music for the 1975 series, The Hanged Man, some of which was used as incidental music for The Two Ronnies, The Sweeney, the 2009 Blaxploitation spoof Black Dynamite, and would eventually become the primary music (theme, bumpers) for both iterations of the American television series, The People's Court. That same track, entitled "The Big One", was used in an episode of the British detective show Van der Valk.

Tew also led his own orchestra, The Alan Tew Orchestra, and collaborated with Cat Stevens.

During his career, Tew made a number of orchestral albums with highly imaginative arrangements for the CBS label, though none of them has been reissued on CD. In particular, Tew's album The Magnificent Westerns (1969) is very highly regarded.

The alan tew orchestra on the other side


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