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The Simpsons composer Alf Clausen is fired after 27 years

The Simpsons composer Alf Clausen has been let go from his gig providing original music for the Fox animated series.

Variety reported the firing of the two-time Emmy Winner after 27 years on the show Wednesday.

Clausen told the trade he’d been called by Simpsons producer Richard Sakei who told him they wanted ‘a different kind of music’ going forward.

Fired: The Simpsons composer Alf Clausen, pictured in 2016, has been let go from his gig scoring original music for the Fox animated series after 27 years, Variety reported Wednesday

Bart, Lisa and the rest have been a fixture on television since 1989 and Clausen scored more than 560 episodes, according to Variety. 

A Fox spokeswoman declined to comment on the news to the publication.

In all, the musician garnered 23 Emmy nods for his work on The Simpsons, taking home the trophy in 1997 and 1998.

Long-running hit show: Bart, Lisa and the rest have been a fixture on television since 1989 and Clausen scored more than 560 episodes, according to Variety

Long-running hit show: Bart, Lisa and the rest have been a fixture on television since 1989 and Clausen scored more than 560 episodes, according to Variety

He also received seven Emmy nods for his work on other projects. 

The premiere of season 29 of the hit animated series is slated for October 1 but it’s not known who will be scoring it.

Variety reported that Clauson used a 35-piece orchestra each week and the costs for the original music ran into millions of dollars a year. 

In addition to his work on The Simpsons, the composer has also worked on such fiums and TV shows as  Moonlighting, The Naked Gun and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Honored: In all, Clausen garnered 23 Emmy nods for his work on The Simpsons, taking home the trophy in 1997 and 1998. He's pictured in June, 2014

Honored: In all, Clausen garnered 23 Emmy nods for his work on The Simpsons, taking home the trophy in 1997 and 1998. He’s pictured in June, 2014

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