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 Cameron
, Mel Gibson
and Ron Howard
. Other scores he has composed on include those for Commando
, Apollo 13
, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
, Legends of the Fall
, The Mask of Zorro
, Field of Dreams
, Enemy at the Gates
, Bicentennial Man
, The Rocketeer
, A Beautiful Mind
, Mighty Joe Young
, The Perfect Storm
, Deep Impact
, An American Tail
, The Land Before Time
, and more recently, The Amazing Spider-Man
His Disney compositions include Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Journey of Natty Gann, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, A Far Off Place, Hocus Pocus, Swing 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.
James Horner attending the 82nd annual Academy Awards in March 2010.