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Is There Anybody out There?

Matthew Sweet explores music for films inspired by the spirit world to coincide with the release of a remake of Poltergeist, which features a new score by Marc Streitenfeld.

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films inspired by the spirit world in the week of the release of the remake of "Poltergeist" with a new score by Marc Streitenfeld.

The programme also features music by Christopher Young from "Drag Me To Hell"
and Marco Beltrami from "Woman in Black". There is Humphrey Searle's music for "The Haunting", Danny Elfman's for "Corpse Bride", James Horner's "Casper", John Williams' only score for Alfred Hitchcock and Jerry Goldsmith's atmospheric score for the original "Poltergeist".
The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's "The Ghost and Mrs Muir".

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Music Played

  • Christopher Young

    Drag me to Hell

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • Lakeshore.
  • Marco Beltrami

    Woman in Black

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Humphrey Searle

    The Haunting

    Orchestra: The Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Danny Elfman

    Corpse Bride

    Choir: Metro Voices. Conductor: Nick Ingman. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Warner.
  • James Horner

    Caspar

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • MCA.
  • Alex North

    Ghost - Unchained Melody

    Conductor: Maurice Jarre. Music Arranger: Maurice Jarre. Orchestra: Sound Studio Orchestra.
    • Milan.
  • Maurice Jarre

    Ghost - Title Music

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • Milan.
  • John Williams

    Family Plot

    Conductor: Nic Raine. Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Primetime TV.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    The Ghost and Mrs Muir

    Performer: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Poltergeist (1982) - The Calling/The Neighbourhood

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • TCM.
  • Marc Streitenfeld

    Poltergeist (2015) - Home Free

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.
    • SONY.

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