The 13 greatest’ Simpsons’ anthems helmed by fired composer Alf Clausen

Simpsons composer Alf Clausen has been let go from the prove after 27 years.

According to Variety , producer Richard Sakai advised Clausen the indicate was looking for a different musical direction. Clausen employs a 35 -piece orchestra, something creator Matt Groening insisted upon, and it was rumored that cost-cutting might have played a part in his dismissal.

The composer was responsible for some of the series’ greatest original music, including” Can I Borrow a Feeling ?” and the Planet of the Apes musical. He also composed music for Moonlighting and Alf . Check out his most essential work below.

The best Alf Clausen sungs from The Simpsons

1) The epic-as-hell Apes musical

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2) Kirk Van Houten’s failed solo single

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3) Apu’s sweeping ode to his business

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4) Mr. Burns’ villainous Beauty and the Beast charade

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5) The Kamp Krusty anthem

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6) Clausen’s dynamite homage to Springfield

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7) The rollicking Stonecutters anthem

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8) Who shot Mr. Burns? It wasn’t Tito Puente

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9) The heartbreaking Mother Simpson theme

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10) The Canyonero jingle-jangle

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11) The Scorpio credits

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12) The Schoolhouse Rock parody

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13) Kent Brockman’s Eye on Springfield topic

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Clausen was active on Twitter in the wake of the news, responding to fans.

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The 29th season premieres Oct. 1, and will apparently still include Danny Elfman’s theme. A new composer has not been named.

H/ T Variety

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