Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast

Melodic Treks is a podcast dedicated entirely to the music of Star Trek. Host Brandon-Shea Mutala explores the themes, orchestral scores, and incidental compositions that bring Star Trek episodes and films to life, as well as the composers, singers and musicians behind the sounds.


3: Holst the Klingon

The Klingon Battle Theme.

To know that Klingons are going into battle, you don’t need to see a Bird-of-Prey swooping across the screen or an armor-clad warrior wielding a mek’leth. No, all you need to do is use your ears. The iconic music cues of the Klingons tell you all you need to know.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, Colin Higgins delves into another iconic piece of music, the "Klingon Battle.” Originally envisaged as a stand-alone piece to convey one scene, it has become synonymous with the Klingons. We explore the piece’s composer, its influence on all Trek that came after The Motion Picture, and how Gustav Holst may have contributed to its sound.


 2014-02-01  39m