James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
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Star Trek - our guide to the soundtracks
3. James Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
James Horner was only 28 when he was hired for the second instalment's soundtrack. Was he selected for his fresh artistic vision? Maybe his incredible harmonic sophistication and knack with an anthemic tune? No. Sadly, Horner was hired because he was cheaper than Jerry Goldsmith and Miklos Rosza. Interestingly, he was told by producers to shun the music from the Goldsmith original, and instead adapted the Alexander Courage music from the TV show for certain sections.