The Scintillating Sounds of Sword and Sorcery

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Tales of swords and sorcery have been lighting up screens for many years. These adventures can be traced back to ancient myths, and encompass movies from "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad" and "Conan the Barbarian," to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy; plus television shows such as "Game of Thrones." Brawn and magic collide in these rollicking stories of battle, intrigue and the supernatural.

Music has an important role to play in Sword and Sorcery films, underlining the dangers and triumphs, convincing us of the perils and magic. David Garland presents music from the above mentioned films, as well as "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad," "Yor the Hunter From the Future," "Hercules in the Haunted World" and others.

Comments [7]

Marc from NYC

Wonderful show. Though the Conan films never lived up to their source material, the music in the first two Conan films was spectacular. As a longtime Howard fan I thank you for this episode.

Apr. 13 2013 04:56 PM
Arvid from Madison Sq Park

Why isn't this a podcast?!?!

Apr. 07 2013 08:47 PM
schmoe from here.

First time listener. Awesome schtick!

Apr. 06 2013 10:05 PM

Swell show, David. As always.

Apr. 06 2013 09:58 PM
Jaal from New York

Any chance on getting a space for video game music on the radio? There are some good tracks from various games, such as Zelda, Final Fantasy, The Witcher, Dark Souls, Castlevania etc.

Apr. 06 2013 09:54 PM

Gee willikers! Ray Harryhausen is still alive! (He's ALIVE!) 92-years-young. G-d bless.

Apr. 06 2013 09:17 PM

Can't wait to hear the music, any music from a Ray Harryhausen movie!

Apr. 06 2013 09:16 PM

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