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James Horner

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Los Angeles, United States (1979 – present)

James Roy Horner (born August 14, 1953) is an American , conductor, and orchestrator of orchestral and film music. He is noted for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for frequent use of Celtic musical elements. His score to the 1997 film Titanic remains the best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time.

In addition, Horner has scored over 100 films, frequently collaborating with acclaimed directors such as James Cameron and Ron Howard. Other scores he worked on include those of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Cocoon, Commando, Aliens, Willow, Field of Dreams, Glory, The Rocketeer, Legends of the Fall, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Casper, The Mask of Zorro, Mighty Joe Young, The Perfect Storm, A Beautiful Mind, Enemy at the Gates, Troy, Avatar, *batteries not included, and more recently, The Amazing Spider-Man.

Horner has won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, three Saturn Awards, and has been nominated for three British Academy Film Awards. His body of work is also notable for including the scores to the two highest-grossing films of all time: Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009), both of which were directed by James Cameron. Horner was greatly influenced by Dimitri Shostakovich.

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  • Peboels234

    This album is great by James Horner 'Wolf Totem' :http://open.spotify.com/album/4bxktslNziDcvvpCu6qb1x

    Yesterday 7:20pm Reply
  • Izhorian

    Braveheart, Titanic, A Beautiful Mind, Deep Impact, Troy, Avatar... This man is a legend of epic and/or beautiful OST's.

    24 May 4:02pm Reply
  • HerFadingSmile

    I did a new vocal cover. it would be awesome if u could give me some feedback under the video. thanks. https://youtu.be/3p2cPyOHsEA

    29 Apr 1:13am Reply
  • Nitrogenix

    Titanic Suite <3

    24 Mar 9:05pm Reply
  • Snow_Time

    Vi dumaete komu to interesno znat' kakoj trek vam ponravilsya?

    8 Mar 9:10am Reply
  • hellionhound

    Troy ost!

    7 Mar 11:02pm Reply
  • Kruznik7

    A Beautiful Mind (2)

    21 Feb 6:33pm Reply
  • darkstyle87

    I really would like to know how The Lord of the Rings would have sounded, if Horner accepted the offer to score the films.

    3 Jan 9:01pm Reply
  • JCFantasy23

    Braveheart will always and forever be the win <3 Casper's Lullaby - one of the most haunting, beautiful pieces ever?

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    Like a mix of John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith, yet lacking the talent.

    21 Aug 2014 Reply
  • lenarde

    A Beautiful Mind

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    JACK RYAN scores - don't forget about those!

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mecchaumai

    The titanic soundtrack is <3

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Braveheart!

    17 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Slayerrrr_88

    Horner is great, too bad he seems underappreciated by the Zimmer fans of the world. [3]

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • apxstitch

    Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan...still love it today just as much as I have for the past 32 years! Awesome score :)

    31 May 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    On the one hand, I kinda hate Avatar, on the other hand, I love its soundtrack. Horner is great, too bad he seems underappreciated by the Zimmer fans of the world. [2] kmt u rite.

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    On the one hand, I kinda hate Avatar, on the other hand, I love its soundtrack. Horner is great, too bad he seems underappreciated by the Zimmer fans of the world.

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • yakkowarner

    "How did it feel, strapping that thing to your back and flying like a bat out of hell?" - my favourite score of his.

    19 Feb 2014 Reply
  • maun

    someone remembering the land before our time? from the frst time ive heard his music as a kid i was in awe

    17 Feb 2014 Reply
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