Many 21st-century listeners' first and sometimes main exposure to classical composition is through movie scores. With this in mind, Classical MPR has developed programming that celebrates and explores the relationship between music and movies today and throughout the history of film. Enjoy Roll Credits on Monday nights at 7 p.m. and Flicks in Five on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Flicks in Five™
Every Saturday at 10 a.m., Lynne Warfel takes a close look at great films, their scores and the stories behind the cameras... all in five minutes.
- Flicks in Five: Harry Potter
This week's spotlight film is the first Harry Potter movie, which features a score by John Williams. As we're marking back-to-school month, what better school to imagine attending than Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?August 26, 2014
- Flicks in Five: Star Wars
John Williams provided the music for sci-fi's equivalent of The Ring Cycle, "Star Wars." Six films and billions of dollars later, Williams' music stands as some of the best movie music of all time.August 19, 2014
Another movie score summer with Roll Credits begins with a Fourth of July pre-function, Monday night at 7. Lynne Warfel, a personality as colorful as a shirt from our nation's 50th state, is joined once again by her sidekick Bill Morelock, a man with the relatively muted presence of George Gobel. They get along. The Independence Day playlist ranges from the patriotic to the picnic-related with a John Williams chase scene and maybe a Henry Mancini cocktails-at-six tune thrown in to complete the portrait of a very large and complex country's birthday.
Bill Morelock fell into radio as a refugee from graduate school. This was in Pullman, Washington, where Murrow learned how to speak like Murrow. A permanent inferiority complex developed. In 1988, he conspired with Bob Christiansen to create the daily classical music show, Bob & Bill. It was distributed nationally by NPR from 1991-1996. In Minnesota, Morelock has worked at WCAL in Northfield, and at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul. He writes an occasional piece of prose, occasionally funny, but not often enough to really annoy anyone.
Lynne Warfel returns to a 24-year radio career after a four-year hiatus. In this "Cavorts with Collies" period, she followed her lifelong passion for working with dogs as a trainer and behavior consultant. She started "Good Dog Productions," her in-home dog training business in 2006. Previous to The Dog Mutterer phase, she was one of the first national hosts back in 1995. She was also heard locally on Minnesota Public Radio from 1993-2005. While at MPR in her former incarnation, she hosted the Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest, Echoes of Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers, Sommerfest broadcasts, was a guest narrator with The SPCO and Minnesota Orchestra, and was a frequent guest host on The Morning Show with Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole.