Monday, 22 June 2015

Remembering James Horner (1953-2015)


Most of us have movies we really like and some of us have soundtracks we like for movies we hated. When i was younger, i wasn't much of a fan of braveheart, i was more of a highlander fan. Back then i had an ear for music but didn't actually know i could play. I used to listen in awe at the music in movies and i loved the Highlander music (micheal kamen / queen) and i loved the Stuff in Braveheart (James Horner)  He brought us cool vibes with Commando and Darkness with Alien, he took Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn to a whole new level, so many classic movies spanning so many years. Then he hits us with the likes of Titanic and Apollo 13...

I had a go at 3 of his tracks that i really liked, its something about the Celtic feel & his use of Minor and Major changes in places that gives stuff more emotion than most other composers.
please forgive any mistakes, i was just playing free hand, i don't read sheet music, i play by ear.