Let me say this...composer Dennis McCarthy sends waves of understated themes, of which are flowing, building and simply fascinating---the album at hand from GNP/Crescendo(Neil Norman's label), features the series familiar music---main title by Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith, but when Dennis McCarthy comes on the scene, some interesting and wonderful things happen...trust me you're going to be in for the ride of your life.
Three scores from the Original Television Series are featured---"YESTERDAY'S ENTERPRISE", is the first one---"KLINGONS/SKIN OF TEETH", with the orchestra building and climbing to an overpowering and ultimate climax, gotta love it---next we have "UNIFICATION I & II", second score, hauntingly beautiful is "SAREK DRIFTS AWAY", strings blending with brass, interwoven themes as you drift off into infinity---"HOLLOW PURSUITS", third and final score, a lighter touch mixed with a playful texture, take for instance "LADY GATES/SWORDPLAY", spells adventures and excitement from the get-go, memories of those thrilling days of old "swashbucklers", must admit...a nice touch by McCarthy.
In closing, highly recommend this as a "film-score-buffs" dream---has all the ingredients you look for in a score, and then some---well done GNP/Crescendo, this third voyage with "THE NEXT GENERATION", was a real gas!
You might try other Star Trek (GNP/Crescendo) releases ~ "Star Trek:First Contact"(GNPD-8052)..."Star Trek:Encounters"(GNPD-1701)..."Star Trek:Voyager"(GNPD-1405)...all worthy of a good listen for the classic "film-score-buff" in all of us!
Total Time: 46:14 on 18 Tracks ~ GNP/Crescendo GNPD-8031 ~ (1992)