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Death of a Musical Giant; James Horner

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I've spent the last hour going through youtube videos of a sampling of James Horner's work. It's opened my eyes. I've valued Horner's music, at least since his Oscar award winning Titanic soundtrack.

And the soundtrack for Avatar was one of the few that I ever bought-- and one I still play routinely.

But digging into Youtube, discovering all the other movies I didn't realize his music had enhanced made his loss at the young age of 61 in a two seater plane crash all the more painful.

James Horner added great beauty to our world. He touched my heart, inspired me, so many times. Below you'll find a handful of my picks of some of his best, though, to be honest, whole movie soundtracks would have to be included to truly do him justice.

First, A Gift of Thistle, from Braveheart.
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This is going to be harder than I thought. Just listening to this first one gives me chills.
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Somewhere Out There-- sung by Linda Rondstadt and James Ingraham, from the movie, American Tail, nominated in 1986 for Best Original score Oscar.

Bicentennial Man-- Celine Dion


Avatar I See You song

Braveheart Theme Song

Willow: Elora

Cocoon Ascension

Deep Impact

Star Trek 2

Field of Dreams

End Credits Apollo 13

Avatar Bioluminescence of the night

Please use image gallery youtube search to add your favorite James Horner music in a comment.


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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.

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