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Half Minute Melodies


Get some inspiration for your composition by listening to some of the greats talk about how they created their piece of television musical magic.

 

Image from Have I Got News For You
It's 12 notes. Shuffle them around, put them in the right order and you get the job.
Big George - Composer; Have I Got News For You, Stockport.
Listen to Big George talk to Chris Serle

 

Image from Prisoner of Zenda
I thought of a little dog's feet twinkling along and I put a cheeky little melody on top.. voila, a theme is born.
Paul Lewis - Composer; The Prisoner of Zenda and Woof
Listen to Paul Lewis talk about creating his compositions

 

Image from Neighbours
All I try to do is write something that is entertaining, pleasant to the ear, inoffensive and as close as possible to the general theme of the programme.
Tony Hatch - Composer; Emmerdale, Crossroads and Neighbours
Listen to Tony Hatch talk about his work

 

Image from EastEnders
It's pure emotion. If you won't get the goosebumps you haven't cracked it.

 

Image from Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em
I wouldn't prostitute a tune, and bend it all ways to fit the title.. but if I can make it so, I do.
Ronnie Hazlehurst - Composer; Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Last of the Summer Wine, Yes Minister
Listen to Ronnie Hazlehurst talk about how he composes


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