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First Peoples

Matthew Sweet explores music for films reflecting the depictions of indigenous peoples, coinciding with the release of Disney's Moana.

Matthew Sweet explores music for films reflecting the depictions of indigenous peoples in the week that has seen the launch of Disney's "Moana". In particular he focuses on Native Americans on the screen. Drawing on music from Peter Pan to the present, Matthew looks at how stereo-typical portrayals have gradually given way to more rounded representations. The programme includes music from the films of John Wayne; "A Man Called Horse"; "Dances With Wolves" and "The Revenant". The Classic Score of the Week is Max Steiner's music for "The Searchers".

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25 minutes

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Sat 3 Dec 2016 15:00

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Lone Ranger (2013) - Finale

    Composer: Hans Zimmer. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Victor Young

    Rio Grande (1950) - Main Title and Indian Raid/Escape

    Conductor: Victor Young. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Trevor Jones

    The Last of The Mohicans (1995) - On Top Of The World

    Composer: Randy Edelman. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Joel McNeely.
  • Sammy Fain

    Peter Pan (1953) - What Made The Red Man Red?

    Lyricist: Sammy Cahn. Singer: Candy Candido. Singer: The Mellomen.
  • Hugo Friedhofer

    Broken Arrow (1950) - Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Alfred Newman.
  • John Barry

    Dances With Wolves (1990) - Buffalo Hunt

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: John Barry.
  • Leonard Rosenman

    A Man Called Horse (1970) - The Capture And Enslavement Of John Morgan

    Performer: Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Rosenman.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto

    The Revenant (2015) - Main Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Max Steiner

    The Searchers (1956) - Suite

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Bateman.
  • Alan Menken

    Pocahontas (1995) - Ship At Sea

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Alan Menken

    Pocahontas(1995) - The Colors of the Wind

    Singer: Judy Kuhn.
  • Lin‐Manuel Miranda

    Moana (2016) - I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors)

    Composer: Opetaia Foaʻi. Composer: Mark Mancina. Performer: Rachel House. Performer: Auliʻi Cravalho.
  • James Horner

    Thunderheart (2013) - Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: James Horner.
  • Clint Eastwood

    Sully (2016) - Suite

    Composer: Christian Jacob. Composer: The Tierney Sutton Band. Ensemble: The Tierney Sutton Band.

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