Beverly Hills 90210/saxophone music

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Hi!

I am just wondering if there is any chance of finding out about the saxophone music which is played in some of the episodes. I don't know if they are "real songs", or just something made just for the show but I thought I'd just ask an expert ;)

In the episode: "stand (up) and deliver" there is a song that they play in Brandon's election video. No words, just a melody.

In the episode "Dead end" there is a saxophone melody playing when Dylan's father is showing them the boat.

Thank you so much in advance for your help, even if you don't have the answer :)

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Hi Sarah,

Oh, how I would love to know the definitive answer to this!  Even just for the electric guitar and saxophone-laden segments that are so fondly associated with the show (sorry, Peach Pit AfterDark).  

The two main composers for Beverly Hills 90210, especially during the earlier years:

Jay Gruska
Gary S. Scott

If not produced by one of them, this type of music would have come as part of a sound package offered through one of the companies that the series did business with:

Transition Music (http://www.transitionmediacompany.com/transition-music/)
Todd-AO Scoring Stage
Glen Glenn Studios (http://www.glennsound.com/)

There may have been a lot of custom-tailored musical scoring as well.

The Todd-AO Scoring Stage has since closed down.  They also did post-production audio work at Laser Pacific, which has since been acquired by Technicolor, so it's probably no longer under that name.

Hope this helps.  Thanks for the question!

All the best,

Mel

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Can Dylan solve quadratic equations? What makes up a "mega-burger"? If an answer exists, I probably know it. Whether your question is general, begging the context of all 10 seasons, or completely inane, feel free to drop me a line either way. I will provide episode reference numbers for each response and plan to have some fun with this. Trivia quizzes often need correction, and publications will get their plotlines/characters/relationships mixed up too. I accept dialogue/scene requests, but please limit your inquiry to 1-2 per question. I only know music from the original broadcasts/reruns, not the DVDs. Been a fan since 1990 and didn't miss a beat.

Experience

Well, I began watching "Beverly Hills, 90210" at the tender age of 9 and a half, during its original run. By 11, I was a huge fan; 13, obsessed; 14, growing bitter. I don't like S6 - S10 as much as Seasons 1 - 5. But, technically, I still watch all of them in some way. Do this for 20 years and you'll remember the darndest things.
Well, I began watching "Beverly Hills, 90210" at the tender age of 9 and a half, during its original run. By 11, I was a huge fan; 13, obsessed; 14, growing bitter. I don't like S6 - S10 as much as Seasons 1 - 5. But, technically, I still watch all of them in some way. Do this for 20 years and you'll remember the darndest things.

Education/Credentials
I'd like to say I've earned a "degree" on the life and times of the original eight, with specific concentration on Seasons 1 thru 5, any Jack McKay drama, Dylan/Kelly together or apart, and the guest stars of 1992-1994. Season 4, I think, was the best and strikingly different from any other. My only weakness might be later-season 'stand-in' characters like Matt and Noah, and the ever-changing ownerships of The AfterDark.

Education/Credentials
I'd like to say I've earned a "degree" on the life and times of the original eight, with specific concentration on Seasons 1 thru 5, any Jack McKay drama, Dylan/Kelly together or apart, and the guest stars of 1992-1994. Season 4, I think, was the best and strikingly different from any other. My only weakness might be later-season 'stand-in' characters like Matt and Noah, and the ever-changing ownerships of The AfterDark.

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