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Sidney Torch (1908–1990)

Leading composer-conductor of familiar orchestral music and a famed British organist. Born of Russian parents at 27 Tottenham Court in London, his father, Morris Torchinsky, was a professional trombonist and encouraged his son to excel. Sidney studied piano at the Blackheath Conservatoire, then became accompanist to violinist Albert Sandler and an... See full bio »

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Known For

Carnival
Carnival Music Department
(1946)
It's a Grand Life
It's a Grand Life Soundtrack
(1953)
The Green Finger
The Green Finger Music Department
(1946)

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 2014 Red Army (Documentary) (writer: "Red Square Review" - as Sydney Torch)
 2012 Newsround (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
  SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (music - 17 episodes, 2000 - 2007) (writer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2001)
 2003 Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
 1998 Oh Yeah! Cartoons (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
 1997 KaBlam! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
 1994 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
 1983 Privates on Parade (music: "Ooh La La" - uncredited)
 1978 The Stud (arranger: "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", "O Come All Ye Faithful", "The First Noel" - uncredited)
 1977 Ripping Yarns (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
 1969-1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey (performer: "Off Beats Mood" - uncredited)
 1967-1968 The Prisoner (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
 1967 A Challenge for Robin Hood (music: "Unknown Danger" - as Denis Rycoth, uncredited)
 1961 The Never Never Murder (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1961 The Square Mile Murder (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1961 The Grand Junction Case (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1961 The Silent Weapon (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1960 Evidence in Concrete (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1960 The Last Train (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1960 The Dover Road Mystery (Short) (music: "Changing Scenes", "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1958-1959 Blue Peter (TV Series) (performer - 63 episodes)
 1959 The Unseeing Eye (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1959 Great Van Robbery (music: "Samba Sud" - uncredited)
 1958 Crime of Honour (Short) (music: "Stings" - as Denis Rycoth, uncredited)
 1958 Print of Death (Short) (music: "Ominous" - as Denis Rycoth, uncredited)
 1957 Det händer i natt (music: "Striungs in Soliloquy" - as Denis Rycoth, uncredited)
 1957 Night Crossing (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1957 The Mail Van Murder (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited) / (music: "Stings" - as Denis Rycoth, uncredited)
 1957 The Tyburn Case (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1957 Inside Information (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1957 Suspended Alibi (music: "Stings", "Suspense" - uncredited)
 1957 Bullet from the Past (Short) (music: "Mysterious", "Suspense", "Dramatic Bridges", "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1957 The Lonely House (Short) (music: "Suspense", "Dramatic Bridges", "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1956 Person Unknown (Short) (music: "Beware Mountains", "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1956 Tarps Elin (music: "On a Spring Note" - uncredited)
 1956 Destination Death (Short) (music: "Dramatic Bridges", "Changing Scenes", "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1956 The Case of the River Morgue (Short) (music: "Stings", "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1955 Snowdrift at Bleath Gill (Documentary short) (music: "Iron Curtain" - uncredited)
 1955 Murder Anonymous (Short) (music: "Horror", "Suspense", "Sea Adventure", "Dramatic Action", "Eastside", "Dramatic Bridges", "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1955 They Can't Hang Me (music: "Villainy", "Stings", "Iron Curtain", "Dramatic Action", "Suspense", "Waterfront", "Strings In Soliloquy" - uncredited)
 1955 The Mysterious Bullet (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1955 The Deadliest Sin (music: "Stings", "Suspense", "Sad Story", "Eastside", "Changing Scenes" - uncredited)
 1955 The Stateless Man (Short) (music: "Changing Scenes", "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1955 Night Plane to Amsterdam (Short) (music: "Crime Cameos" - uncredited)
 1954 En natt på Glimmingehus (music: "Comic Cuts" - uncredited)
 1954 Passenger to Tokyo (Short) (music: "Crime Cameos", "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1954 Fatal Journey (Short) (music: "Dramatic Scenes" - uncredited)
 1954 Late Night Final (Short) (music: "The Duel" - uncredited)
 1954 The Blazing Caravan (Short) (music: "Changing Scenes" - uncredited)
 1953 It's a Grand Life (music: "Comic Cuts")
 1953 The Missing Man (Short) (music: "Crime Cameos", "Changing Scenes" - uncredited)
 1952 Treasure Hunt (music: "Comic Cuts" - uncredited)
 1951 The Name's the Same (TV Series) (performer: "Shooting Star")
 1950 The Magnet (music: "Samba Sud" - uncredited)
 1948 Biografía de la locomotora (Short documentary) ("Themes from:)
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Alternate Names:

Denis Rycoth
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