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 Don Bluth, 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.

His Touchstone compositions include Apocalypto, Bicentennial Man, Flightplan, Off Beat, and Ransom.

Horner also composed the soundtrack for the short film Captain EO, which was made for and shown in Disney parks.

Horner, who was an avid pilot, died at the age of 61 in a single-fatality crash while flying his Short Tucano turboprop aircraft. His death was widely lamented in both the film and music industry.


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