Ed Driscoll

Jerry Goldmith Passed Away

The great soundtrack composer, who wrote the scores to such diverse fair as Patton, Planet of the Apes, and even the Barnaby Jones theme song, was 75.

Goldsmith wrote the score for Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979, the main theme of which was later merged with Alexander “Sandy” Courage’s theme from the original series of the 1960s to create the theme song for the long running Next Generation series. The two men worked together frequently in another capacity, as Courage enjoyed a long second career as Goldsmith’s orchestrator on innumerable film soundtracks.