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James Horner: Bio

James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He later completed his Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory at UCLA. Horner began scoring student films for the American Film Institute in the late 1970s, which paved the way for scoring assignments on a number of small-scale films. His first large, high-profile project was composing music for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), which would lead to numerous other film offers and opportunities to work with world-class performers such as the London Symphony Orchestra. Currently, with over 75 projects to his name, and work with people such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Oliver Stone, and Ron Howard, Horner has firmly established himself as a strong voice in the world of film scoring. In addition, Horner composed a classical concert piece in the 1980s, called "Spectral Shimmers", which was world premiered by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

1 My Heart Will Go On (From 'Titanic'): 2CELLOS  
2 Rooftop Kiss (From 'The Amazing Spider-Man'): Lavinia Meijer  
3 Willow's Theme (From 'Willow'): Amy Dickson  
4 Theme from Cocoon (From 'Cocoon'): Tina Guo  
5 Main Title (From 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan')  
6 I See You (From 'Avatar'): Tina Guo  
7 Field of Dreams (From 'Field of Dreams'): Craig Ogden  
8 Somewhere Out There (From 'An American Tail'): Amy Dickson & Lavinia Meijer  
9 For the Love of a Princess (From 'Braveheart'): 2CELLOS  
10 The Ludlows (From 'Legends Of The Fall'): Lindsey Stirling  
11 Jake's First Flight (From 'Avatar'): The Piano Guys  
12 Boys Playing Airplanes (From 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas'): Alexis Ffrench  
13 Main Title (From 'Apollo 13'): David Elton  
14 Briseis and Achilles (From 'Troy'): Lindsey Stirling  

The Classics is an all-new collection showcasing Horner's greatest works from Titanic, Avatar, Troy and Braveheart, to name a few. The vivid collection of back-to-back blockbuster hits brings together Horner's unmistakeable movie themes, re-imagined in arrangements especially written for some of our top musicians including internet sensations, THE PIANO GUYS; cello wizards, 2CELLOS and TINA GUO; outstanding guitarist, CRAIG OGDEN; Classic BRIT Award-winning saxophonist, AMY DICKSON together with leading harpist, LAVINIA MEIJER; acclaimed violinist, LINDSEY STIRLING and exceptional piano discovery, ALEXIS FFRENCH. This eagerly-anticipated album pays fitting tribute to the much-missed composer by spotlighting Horner's musical versatility and absolute mastery of the genre and presenting an array of key themes from his magnificent scores.

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