Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast
47: Sounds Cut Short

In Memoriam of James Horner.

One of the most successful film composers of the past half century, James Horner began scoring films at the age of 25. By the time of his unfortunate passing, he had amassed a resume comprising more than 150 titles. Some of his most notable works include Braveheart, Krull, The Rocketeer, Clear and Present Danger, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. He was the winner of two Academy Awards for Titanic—one for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score and the other for Best Music, Original Song—and was nominated for an additional eight. In October 2013, Horner received the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award at the Hollywood in Vienna gala. With so much success and so many years ahead of him, it seemed even the stars were no limit for Horner. Sadly, he died at the age of 61 when he crashed his turboprop plane on June 22, 2015.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala reflects on Horner and plays tracks from five of his non-Trek scores, including Titanic, Patriot Games, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Jade, and Apollo 13.

Intro to James Horner (00:00:00) 
“Never an Absolution” (from Titanic) (00:02:27) 
“Main Title” (from Apollo 13) (00:05:47) 
“Main Title” (from Jade) (00:08:11) 
“Josh vs. Dad” (from Searching for Bobby Fischer) (00:10:59) 
“Main Title” (from Patriot Games) (00:13:56) 
“Attempt on the Royals” (from Patriot Games) (00:17:25)

All music composed by J. Horner.

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: mt-047.mp3
Category:Composers -- posted at: 7:09am MDT