Grammy- and Oscar-winning film composer James Horner, who wrote the music for Titanic and more than 100 other movies, has died at 61 in a plane crash. Variety has a full obituary. His prolific career is well-represented in our collection.
The Titanic soundtrack became the biggest movie score of all time, selling 30 million copies throughout the world; "My Heart Will Go On" the single performed by Celine Dion that Horner cowrote with Will Jennings, topped the charts in many countries. Earlier in his career, Horner earned two Grammys and created a hit for Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram with "Somewhere Out There," a song cowritten with Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil for An American Tale. That song is so revered that you can find it in scores with titles such as 150 of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever (MP1631.P66 O6 2004) and The Best Movie Songs Ever (MP1527.4 .B478 2013).