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    James Horner

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    Cry For Love (Part 1) lyrics
    2Never Say Never lyrics
    James Horner feat. London Symphony Orchestra
    3He Carves A Roast Beast lyrics
    4Troy lyrics
    5"Take Her To Sea, Mr. Murdoch" lyrics
    6Briseis And Achilles lyrics
    7Somewhere Out There lyrics
    James Horner feat. Linda Ronstadt, London Symphony Orchestra and James Ingram
    8Grinch's Plot / You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch lyrics
    9Cry For Love (Part 2) lyrics
    10The Destruction Of Hometree lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1An American Tail: Fievel Goes West [1991]
    2An American Tail [1986]
    Titanic: Original Motion Pictu [2012]
    4Willow - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [1995]
    5The Amazing Spider-Man Soundtrack [2012]


    James Horner (1953-2015)

    James Horner is a Jewish American movie composer best known for his music scores in Hollywood movies like children's cartoon movies including "An American Tail" "Fievel Goes West", "The Land Before Time", "Once upon a Forest" "The Pagemaster" "We're Back a Dinosaurs story" "Casper" "Balto" and many more. His music's also best known for live action movies including "Batteries not included" "Willow" "Honey I shrunk the kids" "The Rocketeer" "Sneakers" "Hocus Pocus" "Jumaji" "Braveheart" "Titanic" 1997 remake, "Deep Impact" "Bicentennial Man" "Avatar" "The Karate Kid" 2010 remake and many more film scores. He's also an airplane pilot who owned small airplanes and flew airplanes by himself before he crashed in 2015.

    (Childhood years)
    James Horner was born on August 14, 1953 in Los Angeles California to both of his parents. James Horner moved to London and played piano at the age 5 at the Royal College of Music. He later returned to America and went to High School at Verde Valley High School in Sedona, Arizona.

    (College years)
    Later on he went to college in California at University of Southern California where he received his bachelor's degree and Masters degree in music. He went on to University of California, Los Angeles and studied with his friend Paul Chihara and worked on Scoring assignments at the American Film Institute in the 1970s. and taught in music theory. Then he decided to make a living from Composing music scores in movies.

    (Film Composer Years 1978-2015)
    One of James Horners first soundtrack score was "The Lady in Red" 1978 for the Director Roger Corman. Then he worked on another film score "Battle Beyond the Stars". Then in 1982 he composed music for the movie called "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" by the Director Nicholas Meyer because he couldn't afford to hire Jerry Goldsmith and he also composed music on the movie "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock."

    James Horner would work on soundtrack scores for Disney movies including "Something Wicked comes this way" 1983, "The Journey of Natty Gann" 1985 "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" 1989, "The Rocketeer" 1991, "A Far Off Place" 1993, "Hocus Pocus" 1993, "Mighty Joe Young" 1998 remake.

    James Horner also worked with Steven Spielburg, Don Bluth and composed music for children's cartoon movies including "An American Tail" 1986 with the performers Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram on "Somewhere Out There" which nominated him a music award for best music, "The Land Before Time" 1988, "Fievel Goes West" 1991 with Linda Ronstadt, and he worked for Hanna Barbera on "Once upon a Forest" 1993, and worked on other cartoon film scores including "The Pagemaster" "We're Back a Dinosaurs story" "Casper" "Balto" and many more.

    James Horner also worked on live action film scores including "Aliens" 1986, "Batteries not included", "Willow" 1988 film by George Lucas, "Field of Dreams" 1989, "Country" 1989, "Glory" 1989, "Sneakers" 1992, "Patriot Games" 1992. "Jumaji" 1995.

    But it wasn't until 1995 when he got nominated for music awards for film scores including "Braveheart" 1995, "Apollo 13" 1995. Then in 1997 he won the music award for "Titanic" 1997 remake for best music that he composed for the Hollywood Director James Cameron and Céline Dion on the music "My Heart will go on" which he would work with again on the music for "Avatar" 2009 which also won him music awards for best music.

    He continued to compose music scores for "The Perfect Storm", "Enemy at the Gates", "The Mask of Zorro", "The Legend of Zorro", "House of Sand and Fog", "Bicentennial Man" 1999, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" 2000 remake "A Beautiful Mind" 2001, "Troy" 2004, "All the Kings men", "The Spiderwick Chronicles" 2008. "The Karate Kid" 2010 remake, He also composed music for the superhero move "The Amazing Spiderman" 2012 but chose not to work on the music for the sequel because he didn't like the movie.

    (James Horners death)
    In 2015 James Horner worked on what would be his 3 final music scores for movies including "Wolf Totem" 2015, "The 33" and "South Paw".
    On June 22, 2015 James Horner died when his airplane crashed in the Padres National Forest in Ventucopa California. After James Horner died Many Hollywood movie Directors and Celebrities paid tribute to James Horner including James Cameron, Ron Howard, Russell Ira Crowe, Céline Dion, Diane Warren.
    His film score music legacy will be remembered for An American Tail, Fievel Goes West, Willow, Titanic 1997 remake, Avatar 2009 and many more Hollywood movies.

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