Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith

Enjoy this curated playlist of cues from composer Jerry Goldsmith.

Jerrald King Goldsmith was an American composer and conductor known for his work in film and television scoring. He composed scores for five films in the Star Trek franchise and three in the Rambo franchise, as well as for Logan's Run, Planet of the Apes, Tora! Tora!

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  • Ep. 187 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'Basic Instinct'

    Who can forget Verhoeven's neo-nor thriller from 1992? No-one. This is a masterpiece by Jerry Goldsmith, and it garnered him nominations for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award.

    Goldsmith said, "Basic Instinct was probably the most difficult I've ever done. It's a very convoluted story...

  • Ep. 166 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'The Mummy'

    Saying 'The Mummy' was successful in 1999 is an understatement - it was hugely successful, and sparked a multitude of sequels, a park ride, spinoffs, and a reboot. With a score by the legendary Jerry Goldsmith, orchestrations were provided by Alexander Courage. Sommers, the film's director, had p...

  • Ep. 106 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'Alien'

    Who can forget this iconic 1979 Ridley Scott film? No-one. As an addition to our Halloween snapshot list we wanted to feature Jerry Goldsmith's absolutely unforgettable score. Interestingly, Goldsmith wanted to create a sense of romanticism and lyrical mystery in the film's opening credits (which...

  • Ep. 73 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'The Mummy'

    With another spectacular cue by Jerry Goldsmith this week, we are featuring "Imhotep" from the 1999 film, "The Mummy". This cue is one of our favorites and highlights such a dynamic sequence ranging from adventure, tenderness, and tragic loss. There is also very extensive brass and percussion ele...

  • Ep. 72 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'The Burbs'

    What can you say about the movie, except that it is brilliant? This is not only one of our favorite films, but also one of our favorite score by the legendary Jerry Goldsmith. What's super fun about this cue is that it features the theme from "Patton"! Can you spot it?

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  • Ep. 63 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'Rudy'

    After working with filmmakers Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh on their successful 186 film 'Hoosiers' which garnered the film an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score, Jerry Goldsmith was again a part of their team for the 1993 biographical film, 'Rudy'. Considered to be one of the best and mo...

  • Ep. 58 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'Total Recall'

    We consider this to be one of the best intros ever, composed by the incredible Jerry Goldsmith. Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra, this score in particular is hailed as one of Goldsmith's best. If you have the chance to grab the Deluxe Edition released by Varèse Sarabande, you abso...

  • Ep. 1 - Air Force One

    In our first episode, CineConcerts President/Producer Justin Freer discusses Jerry Goldsmith's score to Air Force One!

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  • Ep. 36 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'First Knight'

    Some consider this to be one of the best Jerry Goldsmith scores to-date. Interestingly, Goldsmith had limited time to compose the score with only three and a half days to record the entire thing.

    This sequence is from the epic battle and finale at the end of the film, and it is truly a massive c...

  • Ep. 22 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'The Edge'

    There is nothing quite like watching wide shots of wilderness and beautiful landscapes scored to music composed by Jerry Goldsmith. This masterful score is one of his best, and we absolutely love this intro sequence. Enjoy!

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  • Ep. 9 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'Legend'

    Enjoy this incredible score composed by Jerry Goldsmith from the Ridley Scott Director's Cut of 'Legend' (1985). This score was originally removed by the studio after a first round of test screenings in an effort to make the film appropriate for young audiences. Tangerine Dream ended up recording...

  • Ep. 6 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'The Russia House'

    Enjoy Jerry Goldsmith's incredible score to Fred Schepisi's 'The Russsia House', which came out in 1990. This score mixed Russian music and jazz to complement each character and scene in the film. In this cue, you can hear Branford Marsalis on soprano saxophone. There is nothing quite like it.


  • Ep. 48 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'Planet of the Apes'

    Justin discusses two scenes from the sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes, scored by Jerry Goldsmith.

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  • Ep. 46 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'The Sum of All Fears'

    Justin digs into three distinct scenes from Jerry Goldsmith's masterful score to 'The Sum of All Fears'.

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  • Ep. 42 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'Total Recall'

    Justin talks about two scenes featuring Jerry Goldsmith’s epic score to Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 sci-fi thriller film, TOTAL RECALL starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Goldsmith was an American composer and conductor, most known for his work in film and television scoring. He composed scores for five f...

  • Ep. 37 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'Chinatown'

    Justin Freer talks about Jerry Goldsmith’s truly unforgettable score to Roman Polanski’s Neo-noir mystery film, Chinatown. In this episode, he dissects two scenes and talks about Goldsmith’s experimental techniques, in addition to a fun story about how he only had 10 days to compose the entire sc...

  • Ep. 01 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'Patton'

    Welcome to the first episode of Film Music Fridays, narrated by CineConcerts President & Producer (& conductor) Justin Freer! These bi-weekly videos will be part educational, fun, and shed some light as to why we believe film music, and its corresponding relationship to the moving image, is one o...

  • Behind the Scenes: Rudy Montage

    This montage features behind the scenes photographs from the set of Rudy as well as footage of the sound stage where the original score was recorded.

  • Behind the Scenes: The Impact of the Film Concert Experience

    Sean Astin discusses the difference between recorded media immediately available through technology and the impact of a live concert experience.

  • The Klingon Sound

    Justin Freer describes the tools and tricks that Jerry Goldsmith used to create the music of the Klingon Empire. This type of music would become synonymous with the fierce warrior race later in the franchise.