Sam Cardon

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Sam Cardon is a composer whose credits include 15 large-format films: Titans Of The Ice Age, Mummies, Mystic India, Texas, The Big Picture, Forces Of Nature, Lewis and Clark, The Legendary Journeys, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure, Mysteries of Egypt, Olympic Glory, Whales, Building the Dream at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California; Treasure of the Gods at Zion National Park, Utah and The Secret of San Francisco at Pier 39.

In addition, he has written or co-written the themes for National Geographic Explorer, ABC Sunday Night at the Movies, Good Morning America, and provided three hours of original music for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, and music for the 2002 Winter Olympic game Closing Ceremonies at Salt Lake City. He has also written music for over 40 independent films: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, Highway To Dhampus, The Velveteen Rabbit, Little Secrets, Beau Jest, The Work And The Glory, American Zion, A House Divided, Return To Secret Garden, The Assignment, Davie And Golimyr, The Wild Stallion. His documentary music includes Fires Of Faith, American Prophet, The Trail Of Hope, America's First Freedom and Meet The Mormons. Video game credits include World Of Warcraft, Jet Moto and Twisted Metal.

Cardon grew up in Farmington, New Mexico, and received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1993. He received the Distinguished Honored Alumnus award from Brigham Young University in 2006. He also received the Governor's Mansion Artist Award from Governor and First Lady Michael and Jacalyn Leavitt from the State of Utah in 2003.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of Snow College, on the Community Relations Board of Utah Valley University and on the College of Fine Arts and Communications Board of Brigham Young University.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Impulse Sam Cardon 1
1991 Serious Leisure Sam Cardon 1
1993 Innovators Sam Cardon & Kurt Bestor 4
2003 By the Hand of Mormon: Selections From the Original Musical Presentation Sam Cardon 1
Coming Full Circle Sam Cardon & Kurt Bestor 1
Digability Sam Cardon 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 The Work and the Glory Sam Cardon 1
2006 The Work and the Glory: American Zion Sam Cardon 1
2007 Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs Sam Cardon 1
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Russell Brower, Neal Acree, Clint Bajakian, Sam Cardon, Craig Stuart Garfinkle, Edo Guidotti & Eimear Noone 4
2016 Overwatch Collector's Edition Soundtrack Neal Acree, Sam Cardon, Derek Duke & Cris Velasco 2
Mysteries of Egypt Sam Cardon 1
Whales Sam Cardon 1

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