James Horner

Krull [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Hot on the heels of his 1982 Hollywood breakthrough, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, composer James Horner further established his aptitude for otherworldly fantasy with the score to Krull, a vividly heroic orchestral effort of consummate craftsmanship. By turns action-packed, romantic, and mystical, Horner's music operates in bold, broad strokes, with richly delineated themes for each of the central characters that neatly encapsulate their respective roles and motivations. The spiritual reach of Star Trek II is given short shrift here -- Krull is about pure, larger-than-life adventure, and it delivers spectacularly.

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