My favorite piece of Horners from my Favorite movie.
The Avatar community has lost one of our great creative lights with the passing of James Horner. James’ music was the air under the banshees’ wings, the ancient song of the forest, and the heartbeat of Eywa. We have lost not only a great team-mate and collaborator, but a good friend. James’ music affected the heart because his heart was so big, it infused every cue with deep emotional resonance, whether soaring in majesty through the floating mountains, or crying for the loss of nature’s innocence under bulldozer treads. The beauty and power of Avatar lay not just in the superb performances and the visual splendor, but in the music that made us cry and exult along with our characters.
Irayo, James. Fly brother.
Jim and Jon
To add to the YouTube listing, I still love to listen to the Secret Wedding from Braveheart.
The oboe at 3.30 still sends shivers down my spine.
He has given me many hours and will continue to do so.
I can always pick a mile off Leonard Rosenman and the majority of Michel Jarre.
Yup, no way meant his son . I remember walking one afternoon at my parents and them watching Morituri about half way though and more or less instantly said I bet Jerry Goldsmith wrote the score, looking up I was right.I presume you meant "Maurice" Jarre there Garrett?...("Jean-Michel" is his son).
I have a similar ear for soundtrack composers "Styles" especially John Barry, Georges Delerue..another of my all-time favourites, Maurice Jarre, James Horner and Patrick Doyle and can, like you, usually identify them within hearing a few bars of their music.