Reel Music

Reel Music

From the earliest days of so-called silent cinema, to contemporary times with blockbusters like Star Wars, the orchestra has been crucial to the development of film. Host Matt Rogers takes you to the movies for the greatest film scores of all time, Saturdays at 6PM MST on Classical KBACH!

Upcoming Episodes

Underrated Composers
Saturday, July 27, 2019
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), Debbie Wiseman (Haunted, Wilde), Edward Shearmur (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), Cliff Eidelman (Star Trek VI, Christopher Columbus), Jeff Grace (The House of the Devil), and Michael Small (Klute).

Great Scores That Didn’t Win
Saturday, August 3, 2019
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 weren’t even nominated. We’ll sample Vertigo, Psycho, Superman (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman (1989) Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Mission, Gone With the Wind, and The Last of the Mohicans.

Themes from Meryl Streep Films
Saturday, August 10, 2019
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 Iron Lady, The Post, The Deer Hunter, and more.

Celebrating Howard Shore
Saturday, August 17, 2019
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 Lambs, The Lord of the Rings, and Doubt. We’ll sample his best scores on this edition of Reel Music.

Third Time’s (Not) The Charm
Saturday, August 24, 2019
“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—all proof that third time’s not the charm. But hey, the music was good, and you’ll hear selections from all of these movies we didn't need.

Hollywood’s Greatest Year: 1939
Saturday, August 31, 2019
The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Wuthering Heights, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Dark Victory—all were released the same year. Celebrate 1939 in film on this edition of Reel Music.