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Old March 29 2013, 12:37 PM   #30
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Re: Favorite Star Trek Movie Score...track?

CoveTom wrote: View Post
Lastly, I'd like to mention James Horner's weaving of the TOS theme into his work. I think he melded the TOS theme with his own cues perhaps better than anyone else. In particular, I always love the first minute or so of the end titles cue from TSFS where he not only quotes the TOS fanfare, but actually the TOS theme itself before going in to his own theme. Very well done.
We all know that Horner is a mashup artist who appropriates music in his scores, not always Trek, and more often than not his own past work. This is a point of criticism to music snobs but in TSFS it worked beautifully, both the bits from TOS, as well as the pieces from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXAH5fri_a0

It's not a 1:1 copy, in fact I prefer Horner's straighter, sweeter harmony. Horner's rhythmic approach and dynamics also makes it sound more like a gasp or inhale followed by a scream or cry whereas Prokofiev is more staccato.
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