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WDAV's Reel Music returns with new monthly episodes! Host Matt Rogers shares some of cinema's best music and celebrates renowned film score composers.

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July 31, 2015
Summer Blockbusters

Jaws

Tis the season of popcorn movies! Jaws, Batman (1989), Star Wars, and Raiders of the Lost Ark—just some of the summer blockbusters whose scores we’ll sample.

RelatedReel Music Bites into Summer Blockbusters
 

June 26, 2015
Remembering James Horner

James HornerCinema lost one of its best composers this week. James Horner was a master at blending chorus and orchestra to create some of the most memorable movie scores of recent times. Hear selections from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Glory, Braveheart, Titanic, Apollo 13, and more.

WDAV's Of Note Blog: Remembering Film Composer James Horner
Cinema has lost one of its best. James Horner, composer of more than a hundred film scores, Monday, June 22 when the plane he was piloting crashed in southern California.
 

May 29, 2015
Cinematic Voices

Da Vinci Code 150Sometimes the instruments of the orchestra just aren’t enough to convey the drama that the director and composer are reaching for. That’s when the chorus steps in. Hear cinema’s best choral works from movies such as Empire of the Sun, The Da Vinci Code, The Mission, and The Abyss.

April 24, 2015
The Not-so-silent Era

Battleship PotempkinSo-called silent films often had terrific scores played live at the theater, sometimes with just a piano or organ, sometimes with a small ensemble, and sometimes with a full orchestra. Hear music from Battleship Potemkin, Metropolis, Napoleon, and other early films.

March 27, 2015
Comic Book Heroes

Dick TracyPOW! ZING! SLAM! Comic book heroes jump off the page and onto the big screen in this edition of Reel Music. Hear themes for Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, Dick Tracy, and more!

February 27, 2015
Bad Movie, Good Score!

Batman and Robin 150Sometimes the film score is the only redeeming element in a movie. Take these turkeys: Willow, Supergirl, Raise the Titanic, Batman & Robin. All cinematic duds with film scores worth revisiting.



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