James Roy Horner was an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator of the film score. Horner has scored over 100 films, frequently collaborating with directors such as James CameronMel Gibson and Ron Howard. Other scores he has composed on include those for CommandoBraveheartWillowApollo 13Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar Trek III: The Search for SpockCocoonLegends of the FallAliensGloryThe Mask of ZorroField of DreamsEnemy at the GatesCasperTroyBicentennial ManThe RocketeerA Beautiful MindMighty Joe YoungThe Perfect StormDeep Impact, Avatar, An American TailThe Land Before TimeTitanic, and more recently, The Amazing Spider-Man.

His Disney compositions include Something Wicked This Way ComesThe Journey of Natty GannHoney, I Shrunk the KidsThe RocketeerA Far Off PlaceHocus PocusSwing Kids, Bicentennial Man, and Mighty Joe Young.

Horner died on June 22, 2015 when he crashed his private jet near Santa Barbara, California. He was 61 years old.


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