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

Celebrating Alan Silvestri
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Abyss, Death Becomes Her, Father of the Bride, Contact, Cast Away, The Polar Express—unforgettable films all scored by the same composer. We’ll celebrate the career of Alan Silvestri.

Flight in Film
Saturday, April 1, 2023

Since the first flight on December 17, 1903, we’ve been reaching for the skies, and the stars. A sampling of scores from films about flight—The Aviator, Airport, Airplane, Planes, First Man, and more—on this edition of Reel Music.

Biblical Epics
Saturday, April 8, 2023

The Bible has provided rich source material for some of cinema's biggest films: The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, Samson and Delilah, and King of Kings. Recall the massive sets, special effects, and remarkable scores on this edition of Reel Music.

Celebrating Patrick Doyle
Saturday, April 15, 2023
If his name’s not familiar, the movies he’s scored probably are: Thor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Henry V, Sense and Sensibility, Cinderella. Enjoy an hour of great themes from a composer you need to know.

Rejected Scores
Saturday, April 22, 2023
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 notable soundtrack rejects: Alex North’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bernard Herrmann’s Torn Curtain, Elmer Bernstein’s The Scarlet Letter, Georges Delerue’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, and John Corigliano’s The Edge of Darkness.

The Mob at the Movies
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Bugsy, Once Upon a Time in America, The Departed, The Untouchables, Miller’s Crossing, Dick Tracy, and, of course, The Godfather—great scores from mafia movies on this edition of Reel Music.