Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs

Series produced by KCME

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Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs, hosted by Michael Campion, is a program for people who don't care for contemporary music and those who do, but want a lighter hand on the throttle. It's an hour-long voyage of discovery into twentieth and twenty-first century music during which you'll experience some of the finest and most enjoyable works you'll ever hear.

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs is an hour-long weekly program produced and hosted by Michael Campion.


70 Pieces

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Music can elevate a mediocre film and make a great one immortal. The collaboration between director and composer is one of the most important in th...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:06
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Music can elevate a mediocre film and make a great one immortal. The collaboration between director and composer is one of the most important in th...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 57:39
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Polish composers have created some of the most original and some of the most enjoyable of the 20th and 21st centuries. This week we'll hear some of...

  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:16
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Music for harp including music by Debussy, Arnold Bax, Jennifer Higdon and others.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:02
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Music inspired by the life, tales and poems of Edgar Allen Poe.

  • Added: Mar 29, 2021
  • Length: 57:54
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Music through the twentieth century premiered in the month of February including Rhapsody in Blue, Prokofiev's Lt. Kije, a piano tribute by Ravel a...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 57:59
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A selection of works by 20th century composers that had their world premieres in the month of January.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 57:51
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A selection of festive music to help celebrate the New Year.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:01
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A selection of music for the holiday season inspired by the Christmas traditions of Britain.

Bought by RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Dec 19, 2020
  • Length: 57:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Music for Christmas from composers all over the world.

Bought by RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Dec 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Musical representations of the great city of New York by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland and others.

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2020
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 1
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The city of London, with its rich musical traditions has been a magnet for composers and musicians from all over the world. On the program thi...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:13
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Music inspired by the city of Paris including works by Francis Poulenc, Franz Waxman, Frederick Delius and George Gershwin.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Poulenc was one of the group known as Les Six whose goal was to move French music in a new direction. His early music was focused on the irreverent...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 57:58
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The history of percussion is as long as the history of music. Hundreds of instruments from around the world give indigenous music a unique identity...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:08
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The desire to create a distinctly French music in the late 19th century led to a rich, exotic sound, which was adapted by the French composers of t...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:04
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The vocalise, a song originally meant to teach singing technique, inspired composers of imagination to compose original works for the recital hall ...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:03
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A selection of music by composers born in September including Amy Beach, Gustav Holst, Dmitri Shostakovich and others.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:07
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Many composers have felt the pull of the sea and as a result there are a lot of powerful and moving works that take us on a magical voyage from the...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2020
  • Length: 57:55
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Legendary jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman wasn't just one of the most famous jazz musicians of his time, but he also sought out new works from some ...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2020
  • Length: 57:42