Saturday, January 20, 2007

Mystery TV Themes: THE MAGICIAN

Spotlighting the great themes from mystery/crime TV shows ...

THE MAGICIAN
For one season on NBC, 1973-74, Bill Bixby starred as the crime-fighting The Magician. He portrayed Anthony Blake, a man once wrongfully imprisoned, now an illusionist / escape artist who put his wealth and skills to the aid of other victims of injustice.

The theme was written by the versatile Patrick Williams, who has composed well over 150 scores for film and TV, plus records and concert works. With 22 Emmy nominations (winning four), 13 Grammy nominations (winning two), a CableACE award, and the prestigious Richard Kirk Lifetime Achievement Award from B.M.I., Williams was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music. His many TV themes and scores include The Streets of San Francisco and Lou Grant. An accomplished recording artist and arranger with a proficiency in composing for symphony orchestras as well as jazz bands, Williams is Artistic Director for the Henry Mancini Institute.

Patrick Williams bio at The Henry Mancini Institute
Television Chronicles: The Magician



More themes:
ALIAS
AVENGERS (w/ NEW AVENGERS)
BARNEY MILLER
BATMAN 1966 (w/ THE ODD COUPLE)
BONES

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