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James Horner: Ten Best Movie Soundtracks
7. Braveheart (1995)
Braveheart is the story of William Wallace's quest to overthrow English rule of Scotland and Horner's score is filled with traditional Celtic and Scottish influences - whistles and pipes galore - paired with the modern orchestra. Heartachingly romantic at times, and excitingly percussive in the battle scenes, the score also has the power to haunt, combining the London Symphony Orchestra with a boy's choir. The album of Horner's score was an international smash all over the world and continues to sell well. A second album of more music - and audio excerpts - from the film was also a Classic FM chart topper.