Random post today. I just wanted to share with everyone a song which I think might quite possible be the greatest song ever written. Many of you may have heard it before. In my case, it comes from my childhood. At the time I didn’t think twice about it. After all, what kid cares about music without words? Revisiting this song makes me realize how truly great it is. All the intricacies, all the changes that flow perfectly from one to the next.
The artist: James Horner. Composer of the scores for such films as Titanic, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Avatar, A Beautiful Mind, and many more, this is a man whose work virtually every American is familiar with. You can view a more complete list of his works here.
The movie: The Land Before Time. The classic tale of baby dinosaurs trying to find the Great Valley. Okay that sounds pretty lame written that way… Solid movie, either way. It went downhill fast after the first movie but I don’t let that ruin it.
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The song: The Great Migration. The centerpiece to Horner’s masterful score. In it, you will find all the ups and downs a typical youngster that is also a dinosaur faces, perfectly expressed through music. It’s some powerful stuff. If you haven’t already, click the play button in the embedded Spotify player and have a listen! Let me know what you think in the comments.