Monday, June 22, 2015


I decided to check the news before I went to bed, and I found out James Horner died today in a plane crash. You know how there's some things you just can't process? This was one of them. I can't say it's fully sunk in yet, but I've been crying now for a half hour, so, I guess this is real. He is gone too soon, too young. Damn it, this hurts.

After Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner is the next most influential film score composer on my life. His music has been part of my life since Star Trek II came out in the theater, and it has never gone away. There isn't a week that goes by where I don't listen to something of his. These past couple weeks, it's been his wonderful score to The Wolf Totem, a score I haven't been able to get enough of.

My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and all my fellow fans and listeners. Farewell and RIP, James Horner. Your music meant more to me than you can know.

I can't listen to a film score yet, this is too raw of a hurt, but this piece feels right.

I can't fathom this. It's too heartbreaking. And I can't stop crying.


  1. This is sad:( I'm so sorry for his family and for you! I wasn't as deeply connected with his music as you, but I do love his scores. This so sad:(

  2. Hi Deb, I thought of you when I heard the news, knowing how much you love film music. It's such a terrible shame, one would have hoped he had another 20 or 30 years of music writing still to go. So very sad.

    Best wishes,

  3. My condolences. A lovely piece.