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Cliff Eidelman - musician and composer

Cliff Eidelman is something of an all-round musician. He trained in the violin but has film credits playing both piano and guitar. As a conductor he has recorded many film scores. For example he conducted the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in their rendition of the music from the Alien films in the Alien Trilogy CD (recorded at a time when there were but three parts to this trilogy!). He also conducted the orchestra for an album called "Romeo and Juliet" which features many film music tracks associated with the works of Shakespeare.

Cliff Eidelman: My Muse - Album cover As a composer, Eidelman's big break came with "Star Trek VI: The undiscovered Country". This 6th Trek movie was notable for its change of direction and darker tone which is helped immensely by Eidelman's well-judged score. See our article Star Trek Music for more about the music of the Star Trek films and TV series. Since then another sci-fi score was "The Meteor Man" and the composer's career has been steady rather than meteoric, but he has scored several family movies and romantic comedies, documentaries, adventure movies and various television movies. So Cliff Eidelman is certainly versatile. The composer has an official website at where you can hear samples of much of his music, including the composer's own song album called "My Muse".

Cliff Eidelman was originally going to score the new Star Trek TV Series "Star Trek: Discovery" (when Bryan Fuller was involved as showrunner) and even created some musical sketches which he continued work on afterwards. Those sketches has now been released as an EP under the title "Into The Unknown" which is available for download.

Films by Cliff Eidelman:

    Cliff Eidelman - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - soundtrack CD cover
  • To Die For
  • Magdalene
  • Animal Behavior
  • Triumph of the Spirit
  • Crazy People - with Dudley Moore
  • Delirious
  • Star Trek VI: The undiscovered Country - the dark one of the series, in a visual and musical sense, but successful too (being one of the even numbers!)
  • Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
  • Leap of Faith
  • Cliff Eidelman: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - soundtrack CD cover
  • Untamed Heart
  • The Meteor Man
  • My Girl 2 - the first film "My Girl" was scored by James Newton Howard
  • A Simple Twist of Fate
  • Now and Then
  • The Beautician and the Beast
  • Free Willy 3: The Rescue
  • Montana
  • One True Thing
  • Harrison's Flowers
  • Cliff Eidelman: He's Just Not That Into You - soundtrack CD cover
  • An American Rhapsody
  • Ocean Men: Extreme Dive - Documentary
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • Sexual Life
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Eidelman brings the separate stories together with the unifying almost mystical theme of the pants
  • Open Window
  • He's Just Not That Into You
  • Big Miracle

TV Music by Cliff Eidelman:

  • Dead Man Out - TV Movie
  • Judgment - TV Movie
  • Tales from the Crypt - the episode "The Reluctant Vampire"
  • Backfield in Motion - TV Movie
  • If These Walls Could Talk - TV Movie
  • Witness Protection - TV Movie

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