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[Jul. 28th, 2004|01:10 pm]
[mood |sad but moved]
[music |Goldsmith - Rudy (Take Us Out)]

Wow I'm a little slow to the draw this time around.

Music Composer Jerry Goldsmith died of cancer about 6 days ago. He is better known for the music behind movies such as Patton, Alien, Star Trek, Rudy, and many others. He has written some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard, is one of my three favorite composers and has written perhaps the most beautiful scores involving a french horn. One of my favorite instruments the hauntingly beautiful manner in which he composes for it is unbelievably moving. I've actually seen tears roll down on some peoples faces when listening to some of them.


*sigh* I know that life goes on and that the music will live on forever but it does bring to mind all that which we have and all that which we lose. So many of the great composers we have are nearing the end of their lives. The duality in losing so much but having so much else live on.... well for once I can't really put words to it.