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Avatar, Enemy At the Gates, Troy, Willow Soundtrack Similarity

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Published on Dec 28, 2009

RIP James Horner
It looks like I'm not going to get any free time to make the next video. Whoever wants it, below is the list:

I am considering making a new video adding in the "Mask of Zorro", "Star Trek II", "King Kong" (1976), "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas", "Seven Pounds", "The Perfect Storm", "Braveheart","The Land Before Time," "Brainstorm," "Sneakers," and where it all originates from Wagner's "Parsifal, Act II." If I've missed one leave a comment telling me which ones to add.

While watching Avatar, I noticed something very similar between the soundtrack of the film and other movies. Notably, I thought of Troy and Titanic. It turns out James Horner has garnered a reputation for himself for recycling music from his own scores. The main musical motif that caught my ear was this 4-note motif used in Avatar, Enemy At the Gates, Troy, and Willow.

If you listen to soundtracks from movies that Horner has scored, you will hear bits and pieces that have been lifted and recycled all over again. James Horner seems to be the master of this.

Be sure to watch all of this clip. The track list is at the end. I forgot to put the name of second track in the video. (The Destruction of Home Tree)

Please ignore the YT ad, it only detects the song from Enemy At the Gates.

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

  • Artist

    • JAMES HORNER
  • Album

    • Avatar [Music From The Motion Picture]
  • Licensed by

    • AdRev for a 3rd Party, WMG (on behalf of TCF MUSIC PUB INC (Fox Music)); CMRRA, EMI Music Publishing, ASCAP, UBEM, SOLAR Music Rights Management, AdRev Publishing, and 14 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

    • Danilov's Confession
  • Artist

    • James Horner
  • Album

    • Enemy At The Gates - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Licensed by

    • SME (on behalf of Sony Classical); CMRRA, UBEM, Sony ATV Publishing, and 2 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Troy Soundtrack
  • Album

    • Music From The Motion Picture Troy
  • Licensed by

    • WMG (on behalf of Reprise); UMPG Publishing, CMRRA, UBEM, ASCAP, UMPI, and 5 Music Rights Societies

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