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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“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
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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
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Miklós Rózsa was nominated for 17 Academy Awards, winning three, and while he may be best known for his epic fanfares, he was just as adept at scor...

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  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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They're not good movies. We know they're not good movies. But we love them just the same. On this edition of Reel Music, you'll hear themes from Ja...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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“The King of Instruments” has helped create the soundscape of countless movies. Hear themes from Interstellar, Journey to the Center of the Earth (...

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  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Daniel Day-Lewis is the only person in cinematic history to win three Academy Awards for Best Actor, and the scores from Day-Lewis' movies are ofte...

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  • Added: May 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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The acclaimed French composer wrote over 350 scores for cinema and television. His best include Steel Magnolias, Julia, Joe Versus the Volcano, and...

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  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Conflict is essential to storytelling, and the greater the cinematic unrest, the more exhilarating the film score. On this edition of Reel Music, y...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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More than 400 years after Shakespeare, the English poet and playwright is as much a part of our culture as ever. On this edition of Reel Music, we’...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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We generally try avoiding disasters, except at the movie theater, where natural and man-made catastrophes have always been a big draw. Hear themes ...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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If you need to get away from it all, this episode is for you. We’re taking you on fantastic journeys with themes from Everest, The Time Machine, Th...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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