American conposer, conductor and orchestrator James Horner was born on 14 August 1953. Initially a composer of concert music, he moved into the film world, where he integrated celtic motifs, choral and electronic elements into his scores. His film scores include Lady in Red (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Titanic and Avatar.
Horner died on 22 June 2015, aged sixty-one, when his private aircraft crashed in the Los Padres National Forest.
A selection of M&V articles about James Horner
CD Spotlight. Slickly Professional - The latest in Cala Records' 'London Sound' series impresses Howard Smith. '... music of surpassing excellence.'
Ensemble. Verve and Flair - Derby Concert Orchestra plays film music, heard by Mike Wheeler