Understanding the Musical Origins of the Star Trek Theme

This is a marvellous piece done by CBC music that really puts the Original Star Trek theme  into musical perspective.

It’s well known that Jerry Goldsmith, who composed the theme to the Motion Picture, which would later become the theme to the Next Generation, borrowed motifs from Holst and rightfully so. But this video traces the opening chords through Mahler, Brahms and Beethoven. A really wonderful piece. Have a watch.

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About Julian Munds

I possess a degree in Theatre and Drama from the University of Toronto. I own my own theatre company called Snobbish Theatre. We focus our work on new versions of classics.

Posted on January 14, 2014, in Star Trek, The Original Series and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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