In all fairness, though, those early TNG seasons' music was mostly composed by Ron Jones, while Dennis McCarthy and Jay Chattaway took over after Berman's edict.
Not quite. McCarthy did half the music for the first season. In season two, when Berman wanted the music toned down, McCarthy scaled back his scores to sonic noise. Chattaway's first scores in the third season were a little more bombastic, and when Jones was fired in the fourth season, Chattaway's scores were dialed back.