James Horner

Real Name:
James Roy Horner
Profile:
American film music composer, conductor and orchestrator,.born August 14, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA, died in a plane crash June 22, 2015 in the Los Padres National Forest, California, USA. In 1997, he won two Academy Awards for his score and song compositions for the film "Titanic".

Horner started playing piano at the age of 5. He studied at the Royal College Of Music in London, under György Ligeti. He received his bachelor's degree in music from the University of Southern California, and eventually earned a master's and started working on his doctorate, studying with Paul Chihara, among others. After several scoring assignments with the American Film Institute in the 1970's, he finished his teaching of music theory at UCLA and turned to film scoring.

He made his breakthrough in 1982, when he scored "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". In total, he has scored over 100 films, but he has also done some music for short films, three orchestral pieces and music for television, including the current theme music for the CBS Evening News (beginning September 5, 2006).

Horner's most known scores include: "Aliens", "Willow", "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West", "Legends of the Fall", "Braveheart", "Apollo 13", "Titanic", "A Beautiful Mind" and "The Mask of Zorro", among others. He has worked often with director Ron Howard, a collaboration that started with the 1985 film "Cocoon".
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RNSP 300 James Horner - Battle Beyond The Stars album art James Horner Battle Beyond The Stars (Album) Rhino Records (2) RNSP 300 US 1980 Sell This Version
CST 0203 James Horner - Humanoids From The Deep (Original Soundtrack) album art James Horner Humanoids From The Deep (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Cerberus Records (2) CST 0203 US 1981 Sell This Version
SD 19363 James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan album art James Horner Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (Album) Atlantic SD 19363 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
VIP-28084 James Horner - Brainstorm (Original Motion Picture Score) album art James Horner Brainstorm (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) Milan VIP-28084 France 1983 Sell This Version
2108, 2.108 James Horner - Krull - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art James Horner Krull - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) Southern Cross Records 2108, 2.108 France 1982 Sell This Version
VS 1001 James Horner - Gorky Park (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Gorky Park (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VS 1001 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
SKBK-12360 James Horner - Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SKBK-12360 US 1984 Sell This Version
P33P 20024 James Horner - Cocoon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Cocoon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Polydor, Polydor P33P 20024 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
STV 81290 James Horner - Where The River Runs Black (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Where The River Runs Black (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande STV 81290 US 1986 Sell This Version
MCA-39096 James Horner - An American Tail (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner An American Tail (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records MCA-39096 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
50484 James Horner - Der Name Der Rose Soundtrack album art James Horner Der Name Der Rose Soundtrack (Album) TELDEC 50484 France 1986 Sell This Version
VSD-47263 James Horner - Aliens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Aliens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-47263 US 1986 Sell This Version
MCAD-6225 James Horner - Batteries Not Included (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Batteries Not Included (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records MCAD-6225 US 1987 Sell This Version
CD-008 James Horner - The Story Of Willow album art James Horner And The London Symphony Orchestra James Horner And The London Symphony Orchestra - The Story Of Willow (Album) Buena Vista Records CD-008 US 1988 Sell This Version
VSD-5211 James Horner - Cocoon: The Return (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Cocoon: The Return (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5211 US 1988 Sell This Version
CDV 2538 James Horner - Willow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Willow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin Movie Music, Virgin Movie Music CDV 2538 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MCAC-6266 James Horner - The Land Before Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner The Land Before Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records MCAC-6266 Thailand 1988 Sell This Version
90989-1 James Horner - Red Heat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Red Heat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin Movie Music 90989-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
2292-57072-2 YS James Horner - Dad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Dad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records 2292-57072-2 YS Germany 1989 Sell This Version
3060-4-N James Horner - Field Of Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Field Of Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Novus 3060-4-N Taiwan 1989 Sell This Version
VL 3087 James Horner - Glory (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner, The Boys Choir Of Harlem James Horner, The Boys Choir Of Harlem - Glory (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin Movie Music, Virgin Movie Music VL 3087 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
VCL 9001.4 James Horner - Vibes album art James Horner Vibes (Album) Varèse Sarabande VCL 9001.4 US 1990 Sell This Version
VSD-5308 James Horner - Once Around (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Horner Once Around (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5308 US 1990 Sell This Version
HWD CD 14 James Horner - The Rocketeer album art James Horner The Rocketeer (Album) Hollywood Records HWD CD 14 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MCAC-10458 James Horner - An American Tail - A Musical Adventure With Fievel And Friends album art James Horner An American Tail - A Musical Adventure With Fievel And Friends (Album, Comp) MCA Records MCAC-10458 US 1991 Sell This Version

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tomgboko

tomgboko

October 19, 2020
RIP The King James Horner the composer of Titanic of James Cameron!
mengels68

mengels68

August 10, 2020
Still miss him. My favourite Filmcomposer. He really could describe feelings with music. He had a language for transcribing Emotions into Music. Hopefully some of his lesser known Soundtracks will see the light of a release anytime.
teknologika

teknologika

July 23, 2019
Such a prolific and talented composer. I was so sad to hear of his death. He will be remembered for a long time, especially for the Titanic soundtrack. Such a sublime and timeless album.
Starstruck

Starstruck

January 21, 2016
A fantastic composer, and a genuinely nice man. Life was cut too short for this brilliant composer and human being. Rest in piece James Horner.

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