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Composer James Horner died Monday in a plane crash at age 61, leaving behind a legacy of musical scores that influenced a generation.

Horner was a 10-time Oscar nominee, who won two Academy Awards for his collaboration with James Cameron on Titanic. But while the 1997 score and its smash-hit theme song, Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” (which Horner co-wrote), were the composer’s most identifiable work, Horner died with more than 150 credits to his name. He provided the soundtrack to some of the biggest hits of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s, bringing musical life to superheroes (The Amazing Spider-Man), aliens (Aliens) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Commando).

Ahead, Horner’s 17 most memorable scores: