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 Monday morning.


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With nine Oscar wins, Alfred Newman remains the most decorated composer in Academy history. He received 45 nominations, including nods for Wutherin...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sometimes, the orchestra alone just isn’t enough to convey the drama that the director and composer are reaching for. That’s when the chorus steps ...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For decades, Hollywood has released some of its biggest films in the heat of summer. Enjoy sizzling themes from Star Wars, The Avengers, Jaws, Pira...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Max Steiner is known as “the father of film music.” He wrote some of cinema’s earliest scores, earning 24 Oscar nominations. You’ll hear his themes...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Elliot Goldenthal has been called "the thinking man's composer." The Oscar winner for Frida has also written scores for the Alien and Batman franch...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 films: Independence Day, Air Force On...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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They're not good movies. We know they're not good movies, but we love them just the same. Hear themes from Jaws 3-D, Masters of the Universe, The D...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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If you really need an escape right now, this episode is for you. We’re taking you on fantastic journeys with themes from Everest, The Time Machine,...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Maurice Jarre wrote three Oscar-winning scores for David Lean films—Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and A Passage to India. His work over four ...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3