TV and Film Composer Dies — His Work Included Music for ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Stargate’

May 1, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A composer with a long string of film and TV credits — who was also the son of a legendary composer — has died, Deadline.com reports.

"Stargate" and "Star Trek" composer Joel Goldsmith died from cancer at 54, the story reports.

Goldsmith composed music for more than 330 episodes of the "Stargate" franchise, earning three Emmy nominations — for an episode of "Stargate SG-1," for the "Stargate Atlantis" theme and for an episode of that show, the story notes.

He was the son of composer Jerry Goldsmith, who earned an Academy Award in 1977 for his score of "The Omen." Jerry Goldsmith, who died in 2004, was one of the most nominated composers in the history of the awards, receiving 18 Oscar nominations.

Joel Goldsmith also wrote for films, including 1996’s "Star Trek: First Contact," on which he worked with his father and contributed more than 20 minutes of his own compositions, the story notes.

Joel_Goldsmith.jpgJoel Goldsmith

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  1. First Contact had one of the best scores ever! RIP, Joel.

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