If you've heard Star Trek II and SWTWC, then you've heard a note.
Holy TOLEDO you're not kidding! This is... well, it's comically delightful! It's definitely the Battle in the Mutara Nebula's long-winded little brother. Also Kahn's Pets, Surprise Attack... it's like a big, ad-lib rehearsal for all of the the happy swashbuckle of Wrath of Kahn.
Hedji "Is it ... Christmaay sounding? I don't own it, but love holiday themed scores." --------------------------------- No. Certainly not in the HOME ALONE (Williams) CHRISTMAS CAROL (Silvestri) EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Elfman) way. It sounds like Goldsmith from that early 70's period, small, homespun, low-key, but as I mention above, it wouldn't trouble my December play-list.
The Goldsmith score popped up in my album shuffle earlier today, while walking around Ruthin Castle and town (beautiful... and it had great aural accompaniment) and it's completely grown on me now. It's a lovely effort by JG and although it doesn't feature the famous Walton's Theme that he subsequently used, I still smiled every time I heard that little tune (usually his intro/under narration piece) he did carry over to the series.
The Horner score is a personal favorite of mien and one of my absolute favorites by him. I surely didn't think it would get released anytime soon, then the FSM CD was announced -- that was a good day. :-)
I am still awaiting another one by him, "The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper". I think that was CBS, too. I remember Lukas asking in a thread here for suggestions, pointing to the UCLA(?) collection of donated CBS tapes. So many goodies but unfortunately FSM didn't closed shop before those (and an Omnibus Volume 2).