Without using any of Goldsmith’s themes or motives from the first picture, Horner was still able to mimic his style perfectly, while simultaneously preserving his own unique voice as a composer. The results are a powerful statement from a man who was one year away from turning thirty.
259 pages, 9X12 inches. Paperbound, printed in U.S.A
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Joseph Bardsley (verified owner) –
After loving this music for decades, and wishing that any of it had ever been made available publicly, this feels like a dream come true. James Horner’s work on Star Trek II represented a monumental contribution to the film’s scale and emotional depth, and helped endear it to a broad cross-section of audiences. Many fans of the film will instantly recall this score with a special fondness: so propulsive and effective at carrying the story along and creating an unforgettable sound world for our characters.
The Omni edition is a love letter to this masterwork. There are plenty of useful explanatory notes, musical analyses, background information, and other treats to pique your curiosity. The score itself is beautifully engraved and easy to read: it feels like not a note has been omitted. The inclusion of the unused “Reliant” cue was a special treat. The binding is secure, and the paper quality is high. For Star Trek music fans, or film score fans, or those interested in James Horner’s early work, this is well worth your time.
Mark D (verified owner) –
I have DREAMED of holding this score in my hand since I saw the movie when I was in middle school. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan is one of the movies that inspired me to get into music and composition.
To actually have the entire score and all the little nuances, orchestrations, and synth details has absolutely made my year. As soon as I saw this on the Website, I ordered it IMMEDIATELY.
When I got the score, I was not disappointed. Absolutely beautiful, clear, and professional. This is NOT a knock-off that someone put together.
The only thing I might like to see is the option for a transposed score (AKA all the music as viewed by the performers.) As someone who arranges/orchestrates, this is usually how I engage with orchestral/instrumental scores.
This is a tour de force. Thank you to whoever decided to offer this. Childhood dream come true.
Mark Diischer –
It has been my DREAM to hold this score in my hands since I was a kid.
This thing is AN absolute gem: Top Tier printing, immaculate printing. Not just a “project” but a perfectly manicured and detailed score! (The only thing I might like to see in the store is a transposed score, as that’s how I’m used to reading scores, in general)
This is Horner’s masterpiece, in my opinion, and it is fantastic to finally have this in my hands. A must have for those studying film scoring.