Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection

Do the names Alexander Courage, George Duning, Jerry Fielding, Gerald Fried, Sol Kaplan, Samuel Matlovsky, Joseph Mullendore, or Fred Steiner sound familiar to you?  Odds are good that even if you don't know them, you know their work.  For the science fiction and/or classic television fans out there, they're best known as the composers who … Continue reading Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection

John Williams and John Powell – Solo: A Star Wars Story

There's a new Star Wars film.  Perhaps you've heard something about it by now.  A new film means a new score.  For me, that's as exciting as the film itself, perhaps better. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second in the series of anthology films set outside of the numbered Skywalker films that comprise … Continue reading John Williams and John Powell – Solo: A Star Wars Story

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

"It was the beginning of the route of civilization... of the massacre of mankind." September, 1978.  The little science fiction juggernaut that could -- Star Wars -- raged across the globe for over a year with no signs of slowing down.  Knock-offs popped up out of nowhere, seemingly overnight, to ride the coattails of success.  … Continue reading Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

VocaMe – Kassia: Byzantine Hymns of the First Female Composer of the Occident

Time to review another album in my collection for my Just Listen project, and it turns out that I can double-book this one under Early Music Explorations as well.  I hadn't really intended to review another early music album quite so fast, but I pick these out at random to prevent being overwhelmed by possibility.  … Continue reading VocaMe – Kassia: Byzantine Hymns of the First Female Composer of the Occident