Between the Notes

(2019-) (33 episodes / 33 appearances)

Way back in 2016, I started a series called ‘The Composers’ with film journalist Sean Wilson devoted to movie composers. That morphed into a show about film music called Between the Notes between 2016-2017, before due to time and other factors it was cancelled and the episodes were canned. This is the revival, dedicated to new (and older) film music, and talking through while playing some favourites.

I adore film music. It’s one of my true passions. And it’s great to have Sean to share them with.

2019

1. Welcome to Marwen / The Front Runner / Glass

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the above scores, plus Top 2018 scores from 10-5.

2 – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World / All Is True / If Beale Street Could Talk

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the above scores, plus Top 2018 scores from 4-1.

3 – Happy Death Day 2U / Serenity / Cold Pursuit

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the above scores, plus 10-5 of our top James Horner scores.

4 – Captain Marvel / Us

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the above scores, plus our Top 5 Female Composers working today.

5 – Dumbo / The Sisters Brothers / Shazam!

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the above scores, plus part 1 of our Top 10 James Horner scores.

6 – Avengers: Endgame / Top 5 Superhero Scores

with Sean Wilson & Amon Warmann

Discussing the above score, plus our Top 5 Superhero Scores of all time.

7 – Aladdin / Rocketman / Vox Lux

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the above scores, plus part 2 of our Top 10 James Horner scores.

8 – Godzilla: King of the Monsters (ft/ Bear McCreary)

with Sean Wilson & Bear McCreary

Discussing the above score, plus our Top 5 Monster Movie scores. Includes an interview with composer Bear McCreary.

9 – Good Omens / Top 5 TV Show Scores / Game of Thrones (ft/ Bear McCreary)

with Sean Wilson & David Arnold

Discussing the above scores, plus our Top 5 TV Show scores. Includes an interview with composer David Arnold.

2020

10 – From Batman to Tenet: The Music of Christopher Nolan

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the film music of Christopher Nolan movies, including The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and more.

11 – Contagions & Outbreaks: Pandemic Cinema Scores

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the film music of pandemic cinema, including ContagionOutbreak & more.

12 – Da 5 Bloods: The Music of Spike Lee

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the music of Spike Lee films to tie into Da 5 Bloods.

13 – Explorers & Crusaders: 80s Adventure Scores

with Sean Wilson

Discussing our favourite 80s adventure scores, including everything from the Indiana Jones trilogy to Gremlins.

14 – Revolutions & Patriots: American Independence & History Scores

with Sean Wilson

Discussing a selection of music that represents American history, including Dances With WolvesGlory and more.

15 – Vale, Maestro: A Celebration of Ennio Morricone

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the music of the late Ennio Morricone in a special tribute.

16 – School’s Out! High School Movie Soundtracks

with Sean Wilson

Discussing our favourite high school movie soundtracks, including Lady BirdThe Breakfast Club and more.

17 – Classic Composers: The Music of Elmer Bernstein

with Sean Wilson

Discussing our favourite pieces from the work of Elmer Bernstein, including To Kill a MockingbirdGhostbustersand more.

18 – Best Of: The Scores of 2010

with Sean Wilson

Discussing our choices for the best albums of 2010, including The Social NetworkBlack Swan and more.

19 – An American Pickle / Proxima / Lovecraft Country / Tenet

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the music from the above albums.

20 – Tenet & The Best of Ludwig Goransson

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the music of Ludwig Goransson and breaking down his score for Tenet in more detail.

2021

21 – The Best of 2020 (Pt 1)

with Sean Wilson

Discussing our choice picks for the best albums of 2020, in the first of a two-part discussion.

22 – The Best of 2020 (Pt 2)

with Sean Wilson

Discussing our choice picks for the best albums of 2020, in the second of a two-part discussion.

23 – Catching Up on 2021: Black Widow / Fear Street / Cruella + More!

with Sean Wilson

Discussing our choice picks for the best albums of 2021 so far.

24 – August 2021: Jungle Cruise / Free Guy / The Suicide Squad

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the albums of August 2021.

25 – September 2021: James Bond Special & No Time to Die

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the albums of September 2021, with a focus on James Bond.

26 – October 2021: Dune / The Last Duel / The French Dispatch

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the albums of October 2021, with a focus on Dune.

27 – The Best Film Music of 2021 (Pt 1)

with Sean Wilson

Discussing our choice picks for the best albums of 2021, in the first of a two-part conversation.

28 – The Best Film Music of 2021 (Pt 2)

with Sean Wilson

Discussing our choice picks for the best albums of 2021, in the second of a two-part conversation.

29 – January 2022 (Pt 1): The King’s Man / The Matrix Resurrections / The Tragedy of Macbeth

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the albums of January 2022 in the first of a two-part conversation.

30 – January 2022 (Pt 2): Scream / Nightmare Alley / The Lost Daughter

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the albums of January 2022 in the second of a two-part conversation.

31 – February 2022 (Part 1): Moonfall / The Book of Boba Fett / Parallel Mothers

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the albums of February 2022 in the first of a two-part conversation, including discussion on The Book of Boba Fett.

32 – February 2022 (Part 2): Death on the Nile / Uncharted / Kimi

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the albums of February 2022 in the second of a two-part conversation, including discussion on Death on the Nile.

33 – March 2022: The Batman Special

with Sean Wilson

Discussing the history of Batman scores with a focus on The Batman.