Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Jan Stoekart

Prolific composer, conductor, trombonist, and producer -- via AKA Willy Faust, Peter Milray, Julius Steffaro, and Jack Trombey. Best known for two hit compositions -- "Eye Level," a popular British TV theme, and "Homeward Bound," King Arthur's theme from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. His faux-Mozartian "Eye Level" I discuss in greater detail in my series here on popular songs swiped from opera. "Homeward Bound" was a generic music bed licensed by the De Wolfe Music Library, used by the Python producers.