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The Official Fans' Guide to the Composers of Star Trek

The Music of Star Trek is a reference book focusing on the composers and music of the various Star Trek series and films.


From the book jacket
The Music of Star Trek is a critical and historical overview of music scored for Paramount's Star Trek franchise, from the original '60s series to the highly successful Star Trek movies and the new television shows Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. This comprises some of the finest and most memorable music ever written for television or film and has become a part of our American cultural heritage.
This authorized book features in-depth discussion of the original '60s TV scores and interviews with composers who worked on the show such as Fred Steiner, Alexander Courage, and Gerald Fried, plus a talk with producer Robert Justman about his role in shepherding the classic show's music.
Individual chapters address each of the Star Trek motion picture scores, with cue breakdowns and interviews with film composers Dennis McCarthy, Cliff Eidelman, and Academy Award-winning composers Jerry Goldsmith and Leonard Rosenman. Finally, the music of the more recent Star Trek series is showcased, with interviews with all of the current series composers, including Dennis McCarthy, Jay Chattaway, Paul Baillargeon, David Bell, and Don Davis. Supplemental material includes original composer sketches, cue sheets, and sheet music samples.

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