Composer Joel Goldsmith (1958-2012)

Joel Goldsmith, a three-time Emmy nominee for his work on the “Stargate” franchise, died of cancer April 28 at the age of 54.

The son of Oscar-winner Jerry Goldsmith, who contributed to his father’s score for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Joel entered the industry in the late 1970s creating music for Laserblast and The Man With Two Brains.

He worked on over 350 episodes of “Stargate”, receiving Emmy nominations in 1998 for Stargate SG-1, 2005 for the main theme of Stargate Atlantis and 2006 for Stargate Atlantis: Grace Under Pressure.

Here are links to examples of his fine work — the Stargate Season 2 finale [YouTube], Stargate Atlantis Suite [YouTube], and the Ending credits of Sanctuary, Season 2, “Symphony for a Strange World” [YouTube].

[Thanks to David Klaus for the story.]

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