The imaginative author Ray Bradbury has provoked a sense of wow and wonder in millions of readers. His science fiction and fantasy stories have also inspired film and TV adaptations, and the music composed for those projects is full of a sense of wonder, too.
On this week’s Movies on the Radio, host David Garland presents soundtracks from Ray Bradbury-based movies such as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Illustrated Man, by composers Bernard Herrmann, Stanley Myers, James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, and others.
Bernard Herrmann - Fahrenheit 451 - suite - National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. by Herrmann - London
David Buttolph - The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms - suite - Monstrous Movie Music
Jerry Goldsmith - The Illustrated Man - Skin Illustrations, 21st Century House, Main Title - Film Score Monthly
Jerry Goldsmith - Christus Apollo - Part 4 (excerpt) - London Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Goldsmith - Telarc
Stanley Myers - The Martian Chronicles - suite - Airstrip One
James Horner - Something Wicked This Way Comes - Main Title - Intrada
Nathan Van Cleave - I Sing the Body Electric (The Twilight Zone) - Silva Treasury