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James Horner

key, 1953-2015 US, Los Angeles
Composer / Conductor of Soundtrack and Classical
A.k.a. James Roy Horner

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".

  • Keyboards
  • Piano
  • Soundtrack
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
A Gift Of A Thistle on Braveheart by James Horner, The Choir Of Westminster Abbey & London Symphony Orchestra
Becoming one of "The People" Becoming one with Neytiri on AVATAR Music From The Motion Picture Music Composed and Conducted by James Horner by Various Artists
For The Love Of A Princess on Braveheart by James Horner, The Choir Of Westminster Abbey & London Symphony Orchestra
Rose on Titanic: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Collector's Anniversary Edition by James Horner
My Heart Will Go On - Love Theme from "Titanic" on Titanic: Special Edition by James Horner
The bioluminescence of the night on AVATAR Music From The Motion Picture Music Composed and Conducted by James Horner by Various Artists
The Ludlows on Legends Of The Fall Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by James Horner & Vic Frasier
Hymn to the Sea on Titanic: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Collector's Anniversary Edition by James Horner
Christmas, Why Can't I Find You_ on Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Expanded Edition by James Horner
Jake's first flight on AVATAR Music From The Motion Picture Music Composed and Conducted by James Horner by Various Artists

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Title Artist Year Type
Project XJames Horner2019Album
Living In The Age Of AirplanesJames Horner2018Album
The Boy In The Striped PajamasJames Horner2018Album
Batteries Not Included (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2018Album
The ClassicsJames Horner2018Compil.
The ClassicsJames Horner2018Album
Collage: The Last WorkJames Horner2016Album
The Magnificent Seven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner And Simon Franglen2016Album
AliensJames Horner2016Single
Alien - Complete Motion Picture ScoresJerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Elliot Goldenthal, John Frizzell2016Album
The Amazing Spider-Man - Music From The Motion PictureJames Horner2016Album
Pas de DeuxJames Horner2015Album
The 33James Horner2015Album
Le Dernier LoupJames Horner2015Album
Southpaw (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2015Album
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids / In CountryJames Horner2013Album
In Country (Original Score)James Horner2013Album
Braveheart (Skull & Bones Remix)James Horner2013Album
For Greater Glory : The True Story Of Cristiada (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2012Album
Avatar - Complete Motion Picture Score Vol.2James Horner2012Album
Black Gold (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2012Album
Alien A biomechanical Symphony (Fimucité 3)Brian Tyler, Diego Navarro, Elliot Goldenthal, James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, John Frizzell2012Compil.
Avatar - 2CD Complete Motion Picture ScoreJames Horner2012Album
Titanic - Anniversary EditionJames Horner / I Salonisti2012Album
WolfenJames Horner2011Album
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story / Rascals And Robbers: The Secret Adventures Of Tom Sawyer And Huck Finn (Original Motion Picture Soundtracks)Jerry Goldsmith / James Horner2011Album
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas / To Gillian On Her 37th BirthdayJames Horner2011Compil.
48 Hrs.James Horner / The Bus Boys2011Album
The Karate Kid - Music From The Motion PictureJames Horner2010Album
Uncommon Valor (Music From The Motion Picture)James Horner2010Album
Jade (Music From The Motion Picture)James Horner2010Album
I See You (Theme From Avatar)James Horner & Cosmic Gate2010Album
Commando / Red Heat (25th Anniversary Edition) The Original Score By James HornerJames Horner2010Album
'I See You' Variations from the Motion Picture 'Avatar'James Horner2010Album
Extreme Close-UpJames Horner2009Album
Honey, I Shrunk The KidsJames Horner2009Album
Avatar (Music From The Motion Picture)James Horner2009Album
House Of CardsJames Horner2009Album
The Journey Of Natty GannJames Horner2009Album
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Original Motion Picture Score)James Horner2008Album
The Life Before Her Eyes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2008Album
Film Music of James HornerJames Horner, The City Of Prague Philharmonic2006Compil.
The New WorldJames Horner2006Album
Mel Gibson's ApocalyptoJames Horner2006Album
All The King's MenJames Horner2006Album
The Legend Of Zorro - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner2005Album
Flightplan (Original Score)James Horner2005Album
Troy (Music From The Motion Picture)James Horner2004Album
Bobby Jones: Stroke Of Genius (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2004Album
The ForgottenJames Horner2004Album
Commando (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2003Album
The Missing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2003Album
Uncommon Valor / WolfenJames Horner2003Compil.
The Star Trek AlbumAlexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Dennis McCarthy, Leonard Rosenman, Cliff Eidelman, Ron Jones, Martin Denning - The City Of Prague Philharmonic, Nic Raine2003Compil.
RadioJames Horner2003Album
House Of Sand And FogJames Horner2003Album
Beyond BordersJames Horner2003Album
The Four Feathers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner, Rahat Ali Khan2002Album
Iris - Music From The Intermedia Motion PictureJames Horner / Joshua Bell2002Album
Windtalkers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2002Album
Battle Beyond The Stars / Humanoids From The Deep (Original Soundtracks From The Roger Corman Classics)James Horner2001Compil.
A Beautiful Mind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2001Album
Jack The Bear (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2001Album
Project X (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2001Album
A Beautiful MindJames Horner2001Album
Freedom SongJames Horner2000Album
Battle Beyond The Stars / WolfenJames Horner2000Compil.
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2000Album
The Perfect Storm (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2000Album
Battle Beyond The Stars/Humanoids From The DeepJames Horner2000Compil.
Yours Forever (Theme From The Perfect Storm)John Cougar Mellencamp / James Horner2000Single
Enemy At The Gates (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner2000Album
Bicentennial Man - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner1999Album
Heart Of The Ocean (The Film Music Of James Horner)James Horner1998Compil.
Back To Titanic (Music From The Motion Picture)James Horner1998Album
Mighty Joe Young (Original Score)James Horner1998Album
COMMANDO The James Horner Action CollectionJames Horner1998Compil.
The Mask Of Zorro (Music From The Motion Picture)James Horner1998Album
Deep Impact (Music From The Motion Picture)James Horner1998Album
Titanic And Other Film Scores OfJames Horner1998Compil.
Southampton (Thema Von "Titantic")James Horner1998Single
Are You Ready To Go Back To Titanic?...James Horner1998Album
Rose / Southhampton (Music From The Motion Picture Titanic)James Horner1998Single
The Mask Of ZorroJames Horner1998Single
More Music From BraveheartJames Horner1997Album
Titanic (Music From The Motion Picture)James Horner1997Album
The Devil's Own (Original Soundtrack)James Horner1997Album
Ransom (Original Soundtrack)James Horner1996Album
Wolfen Also Features Music From Deadly Blessing (Film Music Of James Horner-Vol # 1)James Horner1996Album
(Sunetul Original Al Filmului) TestamentJames Horner1996Album
To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday (Original Motion Picture Score)James Horner1996Album
The Spitfire Grill (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1996Album
Courage Under Fire (Original Soundtrack Recording)James Horner1996Album
BraveheartJames Horner / The London Symphony Orchestra1996Single
Apollo 13 (Music From The Motion Picture)James Horner1995Album
Apollo 13 - Complete ScoreJames Horner1995Album
Casper (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1995Album
Jumanji - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner1995Album
Excerpts from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Legends Of The FallJames Horner1995Single
Braveheart (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner Performed By The London Symphony Orchestra1995Album
Legends Of The Fall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1995Album
Balto (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1995Album
The Pagemaster (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner - The London Symphony Orchestra1994Album
Clear And Present DangerJames Horner1994Album
The Man Without A FaceJames Horner1993Album
Searching For Bobby Fischer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1993Album
Bopha!James Horner1993Album
The Pelican BriefJames Horner1993Album
A Far Off Place (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1993Album
Once Upon A Forest (Original Soundtrack Album)James Horner1993Album
We're Back: A Dinosaur's StoryJames Horner1993Album
Unlawful Entry (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1992Album
Patriot GamesJames Horner1992Album
Sneakers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album)James Horner1992Album
Thunderheart (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1992Album
The RocketeerJames Horner1991Album
An American Tail: Fievel Goes WestJames Horner1991Album
Class Action (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1991Album
An American Tail - A Musical Adventure With Fievel And FriendsJames Horner1991Album
Once Around (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1990Album
VibesJames Horner1990Album
Heaven Help Us / In CountryJames Horner1989Album
Glory (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner, The Boys Choir Of Harlem1989Album
Dad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1989Album
Field Of Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1989Single
Field Of Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1989Album
The Land Before Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1988Album
Willow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1988Single
Willow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1988Album
Cocoon: The Return (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1988Album
The Story Of WillowJames Horner And The London Symphony Orchestra1988Album
Red Heat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1988Album
Batteries Not Included (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1987Album
Where The River Runs Black (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1986Album
An American Tail (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1986Album
Aliens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1986Album
Aliens (Complete Original Motion Picture Score)James Horner1986Album
Der Name Der Rose SoundtrackJames Horner1986Album
Cocoon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1985Album
The Search For Spock (Theme From "Star Trek III")James Horner1984Single
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1984Single
Gorky Park (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)James Horner1983Album
Brainstorm (Original Motion Picture Score)James Horner1983Album
Krull - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner1983Album
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of KhanJames Horner1982Album
Star Trek II The Wrath Of KhanJames Horner1982Single
Humanoids From The DeepJames Horner1981Album
Battle Beyond The StarsJames Horner1980Album
Braveheart: The Film Music Of James Horner For Solo PianoJames HornerCompil.
Batteries Not Included / Vibes (Original Motion Picture Score)James HornerCompil.
Heaven Help UsJames HornerAlbum
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