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Sam Cardon scores

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7781

Scope and Contents

Collection includes Sam Cardon's original music scores and copies of scores. The scores include Latter-day Saint music compositions and Imax soundtracks and date from approximately 1991 to 2005.


  • approximately 1991-2005


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Sam Cardon scores must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Sam Cardon (born 1956) is a composer of modern music. He is a multiple Emmy award winner.

Cardon composed the signature music for the Calgary Olympic Games in 1988. He has created music for films, television, and personal albums. He composed the music for Imax movies such as Whales in 1997, Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods, and Shakleton's Antarctic Adventure in 2001. He has composed themes for Good Morning America and ABC Sunday Night at the Movies. His personal albums include Serious Leisure, Innovators with Kurt Bestor, Digability, and Redemption Road.


19 oversize boxes (33.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The original order of the collection has been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by Sam Cardon prior to 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Sam Cardon; prior to 2011.


Prominent LDS Composers, (Section IV LDS Music Archives Collection Development Policy January 2011).

Processing Information

Processed; Brian Fletcher; March 2011.

Register of Sam Cardon scores
Brian Fletcher
2011 March 25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States