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

Biblical Epics
Saturday, April 11, 2020
The Bible has provided rich source material for some of cinema's biggest films: The Ten CommandmentsBen-HurSamson and Delilah, and King of Kings. Recall the massive sets, special effects, and remarkable scores on this edition of Reel Music.

A Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith
Saturday, April 18, 2020
For decades, Jerry Goldsmith was a leading film score composer in Hollywood. We’ll sample some of his best work, including themes from Alien, Planet of the Apes, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

The Bard on the Big Screen
Saturday, April 25, 2020
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’ll sample themes from film adaptations of Hamlet, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, and more.

Great Scores from Documentaries
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Some of cinema’s most captivating stories come, not from inventing other worlds, but from observing the world that is, so it’s no surprise that successful composers like Danny Elfman and Mark Isham have wanted to score these movies. Soundtracks from great documentaries on this edition of Reel Music.