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Music from the Movies

Sizzling Summer Film Scores

Explore two very different summer scores this weekend.

Artwork from Southpaw movie score

Summertime brings great films to the theaters. Music from the Movies explores the music of two of these films this weekend.

Trevor Rabin is a unique composer for film and television because he has a background in both classical and rock music. Though this kind of background isn’t new to the business — Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, and James Newton Howard are all successful film composers who started their careers in rock  composers like Rabin thrive because they are uniquely qualified to create the musical pallet that contemporary films call for. 

For his film score to Max though, Rabin leans toward a rather classical style, utilizing a full orchestra and very few electronics.

On the opposite end of this spectrum of hybrid genre scores is James Horner‘s final film score to Southpaw. Here, Horner has elected to fuel the film’s emotionally charged subject matter with a score full of electronics and edgy sounds, juxtaposed with acoustic elements and a piano theme. He shows one final time what it means to serve the film.

Tune in to Music from the Movies on Classical 91.7 this Saturday at 7pm or Sunday at 5pm to explore these two fantastic summer film scores.