Artist: James Horner

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Album:Avatar: Music from the Motion Picture

Avatar: Music from the Motion Picture

James Horner

Atlantic Records has announced the upcoming release of Avatar: Music From The Motion Picture. The album features music composed and conducted by Academy Award-winner James Horner (Titanic, A Beautiful Mind, An American Tail).

Album:A Beautiful Mind: Original Motion Picture Score

A Beautiful Mind: Original Motion Picture Score

James Horner

This Ron Howard film parlays the troubled story of Nobel laureate John Forbes Nash Jr., a gifted Princeton mathematics professor tormented for decades by paranoid schizophrenia, into something considerably richer than typical Hollywood triumph-against-all-odds fare. Howard has teamed here again with frequent collaborator James Horner, and it’s the composer who deftly shades the film’s difficult emotional landscape and helps impart a compelling humanity. Horner’s first task is not inconsiderable: musically portraying the arcane realm of mathematical theorems that…

Album:House of Sand and Fog: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

House of Sand and Fog: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

James Horner

A California real estate dispute may hardly seem the foundation for riveting drama, but in director Vadim Perelman’s adaptation of Andre Dubus II’s novel it becomes an unflinching, yet crucially non-judgmental study of disparate characters caught up in a spiraling conflict where home is considerably more than a place to live. Composer James Horner takes the medium-budget project as an opportunity to break with much of the melodic expectations of his Hollywood fare, coloring the film’s more personally-scaled drama with an introspective score that turns on…

Album:Gorky Park: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Gorky Park: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

James Horner

Album:Iris: Music from the Motion Picture

Iris: Music from the Motion Picture

James Horner

James Horner was faced with an unusual challenge when he composed the score for Iris, a film about Iris Murdoch’s descent into Alzheimer’s disease. In the movie, two actresses play the role of Murdoch, and scenes constantly shift between those showing the novelist as a young woman, played by Kate Winslet, and as an old, dying woman, played by Judi Dench. Horner solves the musical continuity problem of jumping backward and forward in time by writing solo violin parts that echo Murdoch’s emotions and tie the past and future together. Joshua Bell does an…

Album:Jumanji: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Jumanji: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

James Horner

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