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From the Writings of Stephen King

Matthew Sweet presents film scores inspired by horror, fantasy and suspense writer Stephen King, in the light of Kimberly Peirce's version of Carrie. Plus Herrmann's Psycho Suite.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film scores inspired by the master of horror, fantasy and suspense - Stephen King, in the light of this week's featured new release, Kimberly Peirce's version of "Carrie".

The new film includes a score by Marco Beltrami, who was Oscar nominated for his music for "The Hurt Locker". The programme offers the opportunity to hear part of his new score for "Carrie" as well as other scores by Beltrami.

The programme also features music from "The Shining"; "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Dreamcatcher"; as well as music from "Apt Pupil", "Children of the Corn", "The Running Man" and "Dead Zone".

The classic score of the week is "Psycho" by Bernard Herrmann.


1 hour

Music Played

  • Marco Beltrami

    I Robot: Spiderbots

    Conductor: Pete Anthony. Orchestra: Hollywood Studio Symphony. Choir: Hollywood Film Chorale.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Newton Howard, James

    Dreamcatcher: Henry Returns to the Cabin

    Conductor: Pete Anthony. Orchestra: Hollywood Studio Symphony.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Béla Bartók

    Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste - 3rd Movement

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • Columbia.
  • Marco Beltrami

    Woman In Black: Arthur's Theme

    Orchestra: Hollywood Studio Symphony. Conductor: Pete Anthony.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Marco Beltrami

    Carrie: Kill 'Em All

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • MGM.
  • Wendy Carlos

    The Shining

    Performer: Not Credited. Composer: Rachel Elkind.
    • Warner Bros.
  • John Carpenter

    Christine: Football Run / Kill Your Kids

    Composer: Alan Howarth. Lyricist: John Carpenter. Composer: John Carpenter.
    • Unknown.
  • Michael Kamen

    The Dead Zone: Main Theme

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nic Raine.
    • Silver Screen.
  • Pino Donaggio

    Carrie: Mother at the top of the stairs

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Pino Donaggio.
    • Rykodisc.
  • Pino Donaggio

    Carrie: Theme from Carrie

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Pino Donaggio.
    • Rykodisc.
  • Jonathan Elias

    Children of the Corn: Main Theme

    Performer: Uncredited.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Harold Faltermeyer

    The Running Man: Revolution/End Credits

    Performer: Uncredited.
    • Colosseum.
  • John Ottman

    Apt Pupil: Main Theme

    Conductor: Larry Groupé. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Psycho - Suite (Prelude, The Peephole, The Murder, Finale)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Joel McNeely.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Thomas Newman

    The Shawshank Redemption: End Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Newman.
    • Intrada.
  • Robert B. Sherman

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Title Theme

    Singer: Dick Van Dyke. Composer: Richard M. Sherman.


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