10 Feb 2020
The Birthday of Jerry Goldsmith
“If you have a Man riding a horse, don’t score the hooves, score the mind of the man.” Jerry Goldsmith
It is IMPOSSIBLE to properly find words to express how much I LOVE Jerry. He’s in the “Storm” Music to be sure.
On 10 Feb 1997, I composed ‘The Search for Truefire,’ Chapter 3 from STORMQuest. Originally, I had arranged Music from Jerry Goldsmith’s ‘First Knight.’ When the arrangement was rejected by publishers, thus depriving kids of great Music, I decided to make a new composition aligned to ‘First Knight,’ sort of in the Sammy Nestico/big band writers’ approach.
There’s more than one way to stop the guy who’s trying to skin the cat! Adding my own fanfare material from the 1994-composed, ‘DAVID,’ I wrote ‘The Search for Truefire.’
It was indeed a Message to kids. The title simply suggests that there is a “Search” for Truth, be it in Music, rejected or otherwise, be it in anything. I know that all of you can relate!
Happy 93rd Birthday in Heaven, Jerry Goldsmith! I have loved you since I was 12. Please accept my humble scribblings.
Enjoy & Godspeed! S
‘The Search for Truefire.’ from CDBaby on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/IUjCU9Cwe58
You can see my ‘far-less-than-he-deserves’ dedication to Jerry Goldsmith in the Score Notes, listen to the track, and investigate “The Search for Truefire,” Chapter 3 from STORMQuest, a series for young bands here:
https://stormworld.com/stormquest (Scroll until you see Chapter 3)