James Horner

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James Roy Horner (August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015) was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music.

His first major film score was for the 1979 film The Lady in Red, but did not establish himself as a mainstream composer until he worked on the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Horner's score for Titanic is the best-selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time, with his work on Titanic and Avatar, both directed by James Cameron, contributing to the first two films to achieve a $2 billion box office.

Horner collaborated on multiple projects with directors including Don Bluth, James Cameron, Joe Johnston, Walter Hill and Ron Howard; producers including David Kirschner, Jon Landau, Brian Grazer and Steven Spielberg; and songwriters including Will Jennings, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Horner composed music for over 100 films; he won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, and three Saturn Awards, and was nominated for three British Academy Film Awards.

Horner died in a single-fatality crash of his Embraer EMB 312 Tucano turboprop aircraft at the age of 61.

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Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story / Rascals and Robbers Jerry Goldsmith / James Horner 1
2011 Wolfen James Horner 1
2012 Black Gold James Horner 2
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man James Horner 2
2012 For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada James Horner 2
2013 In Country James Horner 1
2015 Le Dernier Loup James Horner 3
2015 Southpaw James Horner 1
2015 The 33 James Horner 1
2016 The Rocketeer James Horner 1
2016 The Magnificent Seven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) James Horner&Simon Franglen 1
48 Hrs. / Another 48 Hrs James Horner 1
The Beast Within James Horner 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Testament / In Country James Horner 1
2010 I See You (theme from Avatar) (Cosmic Gate remix) James Horner & Cosmic Gate 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Theme of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan James Horner 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Dad James Horner 1

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