James Horner

1953 - 2015

James Horner

James Roy Horner (August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015) was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of over 100 film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music.Horner's first major score was in 1979 for The Lady in Red, but he did not establish himself as an eminent film composer until his work on the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. His score for James Cameron's Titanic is the best-selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Horner has received more than 3,677,130 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 259th most popular composer.

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Among composers, James Horner ranks 259 out of 1,008Before him are Ludwig Minkus, Saverio Mercadante, Jacques Arcadelt, Fromental Halévy, Andrea Luchesi, and Emmanuel Chabrier. After him are Josef Suk, Thomas Tallis, Reynaldo Hahn, Francesco Geminiani, Josef Mysliveček, and Howard Shore.

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Among people born in 1953, James Horner ranks 36Before him are Paulo Roberto Falcão, Andrew Wiles, Cyndi Lauper, Lenín Moreno, Carlos Queiroz, and Guy Verhofstadt. After him are Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Thomas Bach, Daniel Passarella, Kitarō, Manuel Pellegrini, and Paul Krugman. Among people deceased in 2015, James Horner ranks 54Before him are Yitzhak Navon, Günter Schabowski, Francesco Rosi, Richard F. Heck, Cynthia Lennon, and Faten Hamama. After him are Michele Ferrero, Yevgeny Primakov, Mathieu Kérékou, Kurt Masur, Maureen O'Hara, and Chandra Bahadur Dangi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Horner ranks 1,100 out of 12,171Before him are Allen Dulles (1893), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Paul D. Boyer (1918), Ryan O'Neal (1941), Robert Wise (1914), and Dr. Dre (1965). After him are William Boeing (1881), George Takei (1937), Steve Ditko (1927), Linda B. Buck (1947), Alicia Keys (1981), and Britney Spears (1981).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, James Horner ranks 12Before him are Scott Joplin (1868), Henry Mancini (1924), Samuel Barber (1910), Steve Reich (1936), Cole Porter (1891), and Jerry Goldsmith (1929). After him are Aaron Copland (1900), Bernard Herrmann (1911), Charles Ives (1874), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Alan Silvestri (1950), and Leroy Anderson (1908).