I'm saddened by the tragic sudden loss of James Horner, His music was apart of my childhood growing up.
The summer of 1993 was the 10th Anniversary of the release of KRULL and I was in high school marching band. I loved coming home from an exhausting day of rehearsal and rediscovering this science fiction film with an epic Horner score playing on every cable station in those days.
WILLOW and THE ROCKETEER were very inspiring scores in the same vein. I remember how excited I was when I found a used LP of BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS which I played endlessly way before it ever showed up on CD.
It is sad to think of all the melodically gifted film composers we have lost within the past 15 years. Barry, Bernstein, Goldsmith, Poledouris, Small, Kamen and now James Horner? Hard to believe. He will be greatly missed.