In the previous installment of Mining for Goldsmith I explored film composer Jerry Goldsmith’s work for the television miniseries. This time I’m going to look at a genre that we don’t see too much of these days. But in the late 60s and early 70s the Western was still being made in Hollywood with some regularity. While Goldsmith missed the true heyday of the Western, he did manage to provide excellent scores for a few.
One thing he was great at was creating catchy main themes for this genre. Here are three of my favorites:
Rio Conchos (1964)
Take a Hard Ride (1975)