The link below will take you to a short film of the 1983 scoring session for SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, conducted by a very young James Horner. Horner was only about 30 years old at the time of this event. Tragically, Mr. Horner, an avid pilot, would later die in a 2015 plane crash at the much too young age of 61. Ray Bradbury himself attended the scoring session, and can be seen starting at about seven minutes and fifteen seconds into the film:
The link below will take you to a 42-minute symphony created from James Horner's wonderful score for SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. Just listening to it brings to mind scenes from the film itself:
For those that might be interested, the link below will take you to a symphonic version of the discarded Georges Delerue score for the 1983 film of Ray's SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. Mr. Delerue's music is much darker than the score composed by James Horner, which was ultimately used. While the Delerue score is interesting, I personally very much prefer the music composed by Mr. Horner.
The late composer James Horner received the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award from the city of Vienna, Austria in 2013, about two years before his tragic death in a small plane crash. To watch the awards ceremony, click on the link below. And near the end of the video, his film composing credits flash across the screen, with SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES appearing at around the 7:07 point:
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