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Academia has provided a rich backdrop for cinema over the years, with the release of the biopic Tolkien this week, Matthew Sweet looks at film music inspired by university life.

Academia has provided a rich backdrop for cinema over the years. With the release of the biopic ‘Tolkien’ this week, based on the life of the Oxford academic and author JRR Tolkien, Matthew Sweet looks at film music written to underscore life at university. The programme features music by John Williams, James Horner, John Dankworth among others.

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Music Played

  • Geoffrey Burgon

    Brideshead Revisited (TV 1989) - Main Theme

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Burgon.
    • Brideshead Revisited (The Television Scores).
    • Silva Screen.
    • 1.
  • John Williams

    Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) - Raiders March

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 1.
  • Coby Brown

    The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) - Colours You Cannot See

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • The Man Who Knew Infinity (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Sony Classical.
    • 4.
  • James Horner

    A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001): A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics

    Singer: Charlotte Church. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: James Horner.
    • A Beautiful Mind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Carter Burwell

    Kinsey (2004) - Sempervirens

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Kinsey.
    • The Body.
    • 11.
  • John Williams

    The Paper Chase (1973) - Love Theme; The Passing Wisdom

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • The Poseidon Adventure / The Paper Chase (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Film Score Monthly.
    • 1.
  • Gabriel Yared

    Possession (2002) - Possesso Aria

    Singer: Ramón Vargas. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Possession (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • RCA Victor.
    • 1.
  • Christopher Young

    Wonder Boys (2000) - Grady Tripp

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Pete Anthony.
    • Wonder Boys (Music From The Original Motion Picture Score).
    • Intrada.
    • 1.
  • John Dankworth

    Accident (1967) - Accident

    Orchestra: John Dankworth Orchestra.
    • Fontana.
  • Kasper Winding

    The Riot Club (2014) - Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • The Riot Club (Original Motion Picture Sountrack).
    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 3.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    The Theory of Everything (2014) - Cambridge, 1963

    Ensemble: Studio-Ensemble. Conductor: Anthony Weedon. Conductor: Ben Foster.
    • The Theory Of Everything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • BLACK LOT MUSIC.
    • 1.
  • Georges Delerue

    American Friends (1991) - Title

    • American Friends (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Music Box Records.
    • 1.
  • James Horner

    Iris (2001) - Part 1

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: James Horner.
    • Iris - Music From The Intermedia Motion Picture.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • George Fenton

    "Shadowlands"(1993): "Veni Sancte Spiritu" / "End Credits"

    Singer: Daniel Cochlin. Choir: Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: George Fenton.
    • Shadowlands - original film soundtrack.
    • ANGEL.
    • 1/21.
  • Thomas Newman

    Tolkien (2019) - Helheimr (End Crawl)

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Tolkien (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Sony Classical.
    • 25.
  • David Hentschel

    Educating Rita (1983) - Rita's Theme

    Performer: Mark Ayres.
    • Music from the Films of Michael Caine.
    • New Digital Recordings.
    • 10.
  • Volker Bertelmann

    Hotel Mumbai (2019) - Street Reunion

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Hotel Mumbai (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Music.Film Recordings.
    • 18.

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