Star Trek: First Contact – Complete Score by Jerry Goldsmith [CD]


The composer captured the horror of the alien collective in a sepulchral line that derives its four pitches from the outline of a minor triad (1–5–8–3).  Simple as this motive seems, it undergoes the most development of any musical idea in the score, gaining a sinister answering phrase that can stand alone as a secondary motive and receiving elaborate accompanying lines during the film’s more intense sequences.