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.


Additional Files

12 Pieces

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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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Films as diverse in style as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Mission, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, and Exorcist II: The Heretic feature ...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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POW! ZING! SLAM! Comic book heroes jump off the page and onto the big screen in this edition of Reel Music. Hear themes for Superman, Batman, Wonde...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Not all great film scores make it all the way to the theater. On this edition of Reel Music, we’ll sample themes from some of Hollywood’s most nota...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Oscar-winner Bernard Herrmann was one of cinema’s most versatile composers. He could write scores for dramas, sci-fi and fantasy films, and of cour...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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March is Women’s History Month, and on this edition of Reel Music, we’re celebrating the women of the big screen: Rachel Portman (Chocolat), Vivian...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This time we’ll honor those rare sequels that were actually better than their predecessors. Grab a snack and sit back as we sample themes from Star...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Host Matt Rogers samples the five nominees for Best Original Score and talks to two of the composers: Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk)...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Enjoy an hour of music by one of today’s best film composers, Alexandre Desplat. He’s scored everything from Harry Potter to The Shape of Water, an...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Love is in the air! On this edition of Reel Music, you’ll hear themes from some of cinema’s best romances, including Love Story, Casablanca, Breakf...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1