Horner isn't missing a trick

James Horner, renowned for his Titanic soundtrack, has composed music for The Missing; a film starring Cate Blanchett, performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony

Composer: James Horner
Repertoire: The Missing
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
Rating: 3/5
Genre: Film Soundtrack
Label: Sony Classical SK93093

Unlike Cate Blanchett’s heroine in this film, who searches the Wild West for her kidnapped daughter, Horner fans will feel on familiar territory with The Missing, an accomplished if not ground-breaking score reminiscent of Titanic and Legends of the Fall.  A string-and-synth landscape with suspenseful fugues and ethnic percussion, and topped by a haunting, orchestral theme, the music evokes the beauty and the terror of the 1850s American frontier.