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Matthew Sweet introduces music for films dealing with the subject of racial prejudice as Race - a film about the life of athlete Jesse Owens - is released.

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films that tackle the subject of racial prejudice in the week that has seen the launch of the film "Race" about the life of athlete Jesse Owens, with a score by Rachel Portman. The programme also includes music from Quincy Jones' "The Color Purple" and "In the heat of the night", Herman Stein's score for the 1965 film "The Intruder", Terence Blanchard's music for the 1992 biopic "Malcolm X" and his classic score of the week is Elmer Bernstein's "To kill a mockingbird" from 1962.

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Sat 4 Jun 2016 15:00

Music Played

  • John Williams

    Amistad (1997) - Dry your tears, Africa (excerpt)

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • DREAMWORKS.
  • Trad

    12 Years a Slave (2013) - Roll Jordan Roll

    Composer: Charles Wesley. Singer: John Legend. Choir: スタジオコーラス.
    • Columbia.
  • Joseph Breinl

    Birth of a Nation (1915) - Bringing the African to America / The Abolitionists

    Conductor: Clyde Allen. Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
    • LABEL X.
  • Quincy Jones

    The Color Purple (1985) - Celie shaves Mr / Scarification ceremony

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • QWEST.
  • Quincy Jones

    In the Heat of the Night (1985) - Shag Bag, Hounds and Harvey

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Ryko.
  • Herman Stein

    The Intruder (1962) - Main Titles

    Conductor: Masatoshi Mitsumoto. Orchestra: Orkiestra Polskiego Radia w Krakowie.
    • Monstrous Movie Music.
  • Herman Stein

    The Intruder (1962) - Plot

    Conductor: Masatoshi Mitsumoto. Orchestra: Orkiestra Polskiego Radia w Krakowie.
    • Monstrous Movie Music.
  • Herman Stein

    The Intruder (1962) - Stranger

    Conductor: Masatoshi Mitsumoto. Orchestra: Orkiestra Polskiego Radia w Krakowie.
    • Monstrous Movie Music.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Roll the Tire

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Mainstream Records.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - To Kill a Mockingbird

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Mainstream Records.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Lynch Mob

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Mainstream Records.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Children Attacked

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Mainstream Records.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Summer's End

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Mainstream Records.
  • Terence Blanchard

    Malcolm X (1992) - Black and White

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Columbia.
  • Rachel Portman

    Race (2016) - Arrival at the Games

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Back Lot Music.
  • Rachel Portman

    Race (2016) - Meeting with Goebbels

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Back Lot Music.
  • Rachel Portman

    Race (2016) - Meters are Longer than Yards

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Back Lot Music.
  • Rachel Portman

    Race (2016) - The Final Event

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Back Lot Music.
  • Mark Isham

    42 (2013) - Jackie's Style of Baseball

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • WaterTower Music.
  • Jerome Kern

    Showboat (1936) - Ol' Man River

    Singer: Paul Robeson. Conductor: Victor Young. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra and Chorus.
    • CBS.

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