Alexander Courage Star Trek Fanfare Composer Alexander Sandy Courage won an Emmy Award as principal arranger for the ABC special Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas and was a nominee for his work on Medical Center.
Sandy Courage described his work as a conductor, arranger, and composer in network radio on such series as: The Screen Guild Theater, The Adventures of Sam Spade, and Hedda Hopper's This Is Hollywood.
Courage's entrance into feature filmmaking as an arranger was at MGM, his screen highlights on such musical classics as Showboat, The Band Wagon, and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. He was composer for television at Revue Productions. He was composer on the MGM series National Velvet. Switching to 20th Century Fox, his work on such feature films as The Pleasure Seekers and Doctor Doolittle.
For television at 20th he worked on such series as: Daniel Boone, for which he composed dozens of episodes. He described maybe his most famous work on the series Star Trek for which he wrote the familiar fanfare, theme, and music for the two pilot episodes, as well as several later episodes.
Courage extensive work on The Waltons for which he composed over one hundred episodes and other shows include: Judd For The Defense (for which Courage wrote the theme and music for several episodes), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and several Academy Award telecasts.