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Eastertide

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music on the theme of Easter. The 1948 Oscar-winning score to Easter Parade is the Classic Score of the Week.

For the Easter weekend Matthew Sweet goes on a cinematic egg hunt encountering music by Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin and Bernard Herrmann along the way. There are some bunnies too, courtesy of Donnie Darko, Watership Down and Fatal Attraction... The 1948 Oscar-winning score to Easter Parade is the classic score of the week.

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Sat 15 Apr 2017 15:00

Music Played

  • Trad

    The Wicker Man (1973) - Sumer is icumen in

    Performer: Magnet & Paul Giovanni.
  • Leonard Rosenman

    Rebel Without A Cause (1955) - Main Title

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: John Adams.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Alien (1979) - The Nostromo/End Title

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

    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) - The Rock / The Nest

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Herrmann.
  • Lalo Schifrin

    Cool Hand Luke (1967) - Egg Eating Contest

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Lalo Schifrin.
  • Angela Morley

    Watership Down (1978) - Prologue & Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Michael Andrews

    Donnie Darko (2001) - Time Travel

    Performer: Michael Andrews.
  • Roland Orzabal

    Donnie Darko (2001) - Mad World

    Singer: Gary Jules.
  • Maurice Jarre

    Fatal Attraction (1987) - Main Theme

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Irving Berlin

    Easter Parade (1987)

    Singer: Judy Garland. Singer: Fred Astaire.
  • Max Richter

    Sense Of An Ending (2017)

    Performer: Max Richter.

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