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Songs in the Key of 'Simpsons'

Composer Alf Clausen makes sure Homer, Bart and company strike just the right note

Alf Clausen receives the Golden Note Award. For The Music of the Simpsons radio.

Composer Alf Clausen provides the soundtrack for "The Simpsons." — Phil McCarten/PictureGroup via AP IMAGES

Alf Clausen has composed music for The Simpsons since the second season in 1990, and has been nominated for 23 Emmy Awards for his work on the animated series, winning twice.  His music has appeared in dozens of other television shows and countless movies, including Moonlighting and Half Baked. He has released three compilation albums of his Simpsons compositions: Songs in the Key of Springfield, Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons and The Simpsons: Testify. He talks about his work on the long-running sitcom, and his long career in Hollywood.

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