I was very sorry to hear the news about James Horner. It's probably not a surprise that I'm a fan of his work considering that I'm a soundtrack junkie, though, surprisingly, I think I only own two of his film scores -- Well...three if you count the tape cassette of The Patriot Games soundtrack that is buried somewhere in my parents' house. Despite evidence to the contrary, I do have a soft spot for Horner. One of the first soundtracks I ever bought (if not the first) is the soundtrack for Willow, which I still love. I think it stands up very well for an eighties soundtrack and doesn't sound dated at all:
but I appreciate and admire the wonderful music he was able to leave us before he was gone.
Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/137539.html