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Detective

Matthew Sweet considers music written to enhance the character of the movie detective, marking the release of the film Inherent Vice, which features a new score by Jonny Greenwood.

Matthew Sweet considers music written to enhance the character of the movie detective. The Classic Score of the week is David Raksin's 1944 music for Laura which features one of film music's most enduring themes.

Also in the programme is music for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Seven Per Cent Solution, The Adventures of Tintin, Dick Tracy, The Maltese Falcon, Devil In A Blue Dress and Murder On The Orient Express.

The featured new release is Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice introducing Thomas Pynchon's LA detective Larry "Doc" Sportello - and a new score by Jonny Greenwood.

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Music Played

  • Ron Goodwin

    MURDER SHE SAID (1961): Miss Marple's Theme

    Orchestra: Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra.
    • EMI : 4956212.
    • EMI.
    • 11.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1980): Main Titles/221B Baker Street

    Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • TADLOW MUSIC : TADLOW004.
    • TADLOW MUSIC.
    • 1.
  • John Addison

    SEVEN PER CENT SOLUTION (1976): Suite

    Conductor: Lanny Meyers. Orchestra: Stuttgart Studio Orchestra.
    • VARESE SARABANDE : VSD 5692.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • 2.
  • John Williams

    THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (2011): The Adventures of Tintin

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • SONY : 88697975882.
    • SONY.
    • 1.
  • Danny Elfman

    DICK TRACY (1990): Main Titles

    Conductor: Shirley Walker. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • SIRE : 7599262642.
    • SIRE.
    • 1.
  • Adolph Deutsch

    THE MALTESE FALCON (1941): Titles

    Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William T. Stromberg.
    • Marco Polo : 8.225169.
    • Marco Polo.
    • 1.
  • David Raksin

    LAURA (1944): Suite

    Conductor: David Raksin. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
  • Isaac Hayes

    Theme From Shaft

    • STaX : 7230294.
    • STaX.
    • 1.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995): Main Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • COLUMBIA : 4813792.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 1.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974): Finale

    Conductor: Marcus Dods. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
    • CLOUD NINE : CN5007.
    • CLOUD NINE.
    • 11.
  • Jonny Greenwood

    INHERENT VICE (2014): Shasta Fay

    Conductor: Robert Ziegler. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • NONESUCH : 7559 79524-5.
    • NONESUCH.
    • 6.
  • Nino Rota

    DEATH ON THE NILE (1978): Main Title

    Conductor: Marcus Dods. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
    • CLOUD NINE : CN5007.
    • CLOUD NINE.
    • 12.
  • Henry Jackman

    KINGSMAN (2015): End Titles

    Orchestra: The Festival Studio Orchestra.

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