The Film Score: Music for Memorial Day on Classical 91.5

The Film Score: Music for Memorial Day on Classical 91.5

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pictured: Saving Private Ryan

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips present The Film Score: Music for Memorial Day, an hour-long special that explores music composed for stories of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the post-9/11 world we inhabit today.

You can enjoy James Horner’s “Preparations for Battle” from the movie Glory, a World War I love story that delves into the first all-black volunteer company fighting on the Union side in the Civil War. You can also hear music from King Vidor’s 1925 World War I epic The Big Parade, which has two scores.  Curiously, the original William Axt score and the second version, which Thames Television commissioned of composer Carl Davis, both incorporated the George M. Cohan standard “Over There” and Isham Jones’s “You’re in the Army Now.” The Film Score: Music for Memorial Day airs Monday, May 29 at 12 p.m. on Classical 91.5. For more information about this special and others, visit: Classical91.5.org. 

This musical program is part of WXXI Veterans Connections (WXXI.org/veterans), an initiative is designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness. 

 

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