Reel Music

Series produced by WDAV Classical Public Radio

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Reel Music takes your listeners to the movies every week for an hour of orchestral themes from cinema's best film scores. The show is music-centric, with intriguing but brief commentary from host and producer Matt Rogers, who mixes in the occasional vintage snack bar announcement for a fun, nostalgic experience.

Reel Music is a great entry point for new listeners, who may know more about movies than they do classical music, and it provides an entertaining break from routine for seasoned classical listeners who also appreciate a good film score.

The show is 59:00 and comes in three segments. Segment 2 is always a music bed for underwriting during the floating break.

Reel Music is offered FREE and is a co-production of WDAV and KBACH. For more information, contact Matt Rogers at KBACH in Phoenix.

NOTE: All episodes are FREE. Air them as many times as you want in whatever order you want. New episodes drop each Friday morning.


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25 Pieces

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If his name’s not familiar, the movies he’s scored probably are: Thor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Henry V, Sense and Sensibility, Cindere...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Strap yourself in! We’re taking a dizzying trip through time with scores from cinema’s best time-traveling flicks, including Back to the Future, Ti...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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They’re not quite villains, but they’re certainly not heroes. They’re our favorite morally challenged protagonists of the movies. We’ll enjoy music...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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He was one of the pioneers of the Hollywood film score. His style influenced many great composers who would follow him, including John Williams. We...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Take a musical journey from television to film as we sample themes from 1960's franchises that jumped from small screen to big: Star Trek, Mission ...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s an hour of creepy themes to give you a chill. You’ll hear music from Hollywood’s best horror and suspense films, including Psycho, The Bride o...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Lost at sea, stranded on an island, caught in a blizzard on the side of a mountain: desperate times call for expert composers. We'll explore themes...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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John Williams has more Oscar nominations than anyone in history, except for Walt Disney. On this edition of Reel Music, enjoy themes from Williams’...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Dark Victory—all were released the same year. Celebrate 1939...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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“Quit while you’re ahead” is wisdom Hollywood rarely heeds. Batman Forever, Superman III, Spider-Man 3, Alien 3, Jaws 3-D, The Godfather Part III—a...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Howard Shore has three Oscars, three Golden Globes, and four Grammy’s. He’s scored nearly a hundred films, including Seven, The Silence of the Lamb...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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She’s only one of cinema’s greatest actresses ever. We’ll sample scores from some of Meryl Streep’s best films—Out of Africa, Julie & Julia, The Ir...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This time you’ll hear scores so good, and so memorable, that you might be surprised to learn that they didn’t win the Academy Award. Some of them w...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Great composers who deserve more attention, on this edition of Reel Music. We’ll sample the soundtracks of Clint Mansell (Moon, Requiem for a Dream...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Oscar winner James Horner rose from the depths of B-movies to score some of the biggest films of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Hear theme...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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So-called silent films often had terrific scores played live at the theater, sometimes with just a piano or organ, sometimes with a small ensemble,...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Film music for America on this edition of Reel Music! You’ll hear themes from some of cinema’s most patriotic movies: Independence Day, Air Force O...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Sometimes 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 ...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Saddle up, partner! It’s a tribute to that most American of genres, the Hollywood western. Hear music from The Searchers, The Good, the Bad, and th...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It's the season of Summer Blockbusters! Enjoy sizzling themes from Star Wars, The Avengers, Jaws, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more.

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2