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Jerrald King (Jerry) Goldsmith

Jerrald King (Jerry) Goldsmith


Composer: Jerrald King “Jerry” Goldsmith

Dates: 10 February 1929 – 21 July 2004

Nationality: American

Title of Piece: The Gremlin Rag

Brief Biography: Goldsmith is best known for his television and film scores. He studied the piano with the legendary pianist Jakob Gimpel. Goldsmith’s career started as a clerk typist in the CBS music department. His music was influences by the classical styles of the 20th century but was unique for its use of ethnic instrumentation.