His last Bugle Fanfare

Yepp, it’s now confirmed, James Horner has moved to the great beyond after his plane crashed and of course as a long-time Star Trek fan it’s most definitely relevant. The Battle in the Mutara Nebula must be one of my favorite soundtrack pieces of all time. That and of course anyone remembers Titanic and Avatar and possibly some of his other movies. While I don’t necessarily think he was the greatest composer on the planet (many of his themes in more recent films sound all too similar), his music has a way of sticking with you and you have to give him at least props for trying out a few alternate routes like using that steam organ in Titanic or the electronic noises in the already mentioned Trek movies…

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