Scoring at the Super Bowl

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

How do you create the musical soundtrack for a huge sports event? Ray Castoldi is the music director of Madison Square Garden, and regularly plays organ accompaniment to games by the New York Rangers, New York Mets, and the New York Knicks (he wrote their goal song "Slap Shot"). This Sunday he'll also perform the live musical soundtrack to the Super Bowl.

Host David Garland speaks with Castoldi, on the eve of his Super Bowl performance, about the art of accompanying live games. Plus Garland presents music from football and other sports-themed films such as "Brian's Song," "Rudy," "North Dallas Forty," "The Blind Side," and more.

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Comments [2]

Mark Zeisler

Thank you so much David for taking the Super Bowl seriously as a musician, and as it seems a fan. I don't understand the comments of so many listeners with their snotty above-it-all attitudes. There is nothing wrong with having both of these diverse and wonderful interests centered in one's life. Go Giants ! Really appreciating this show tonight.

Feb. 04 2012 09:21 PM
Brenda Caronia from Riverdale, NY

You are truly a talented musician.
It is a pleasure to see you at work doing what you love to do.
Brenda Caronia

Feb. 04 2012 01:44 PM

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