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The Melodology Podcast

"Celebrating the Unsung Excellence of Melody Makers." Each episode, host composer Arthur Breur and a guest explore and examine beloved melodies from a variety of sources: popular songs, musicals, operas, classical music, hymns and liturgy, film and television scores and more.

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Episode 8 with Troisnyx - "Estavius" by Phyrnna
Release Date: August 31, 2022 Summary: Guest composer Troisnyx joins podcast host Arthur Breur to explore the melody from “Estavius” by Phyrnna, composed for the Epic Battle Fantasy games. Troisnyx also shares her own song, “The Drummer’s Prayer”, and shares about her own background and plans. Melody: “Estavius” by Phyrnna. Duration: 1:08:30 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about Phyrnna and “Estavius” – 18:08 Review of the melody – 26:35 Troisnyx shares her song “The Drummer’s Prayer” – 45:09 Guest Composer: Troisnyx Troisnyx website: https://www.troisnyx.co.uk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Troisnyx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Troisnyx Bandcamp: https://troisnyx.bandcamp.com/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/troisnyx Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/troisnyx/ Drummer’s Prayer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwlJFEUdyiU Mythic Meetup: https://heartmoorstudios.itch.io/mythic-meetup Links: Phyrnna: https://music.phyrnna.com/ NewGrounds.com: https://www.newgrounds.com/ Ar Tonelico: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ar_Tonelico OST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdIbaKO_fuw Ar Tonelico II OST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMctFUGZCxg&list=PLZqI4eFICzyMhWHvNcCmH1vd8R3lRRKDO Ar Tonelico III OST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3WR-OiMhtc&list=PL_BhbJAAueZTnVFOVY9JWnWQirrg1GAbY Definitions: AAA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AAA_(video_game_industry) Vertical Shooter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Vertically_scrolling_shooters Volta: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repeat_sign Recorded: August 5 and 12, 2022 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Musical scores for reference created using FREE Musescore software: https://www.musescore.org Video of musical scores for reference created using Musescore Online: https://www.musescore.com Melodology Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodypodcast
66:35 08/31/2022
Episode 7 with Tony Manfredonia: "The Force Theme"
Composer Tony Manfredonia joins podcast host Arthur Breur to examine the melody of the brilliant Star Wars "Force Theme", by John Williams. Tony also shares his main theme to the game "Call of Saregnar", and he and Arthur discuss and examine that theme as well. Note: The music shared for "The Force Theme" in this episode uses a French horn part, and is displayed and discussed a 5th up from the concert pitches in the audio. Melody "The Force Theme" by John Williams. Duration: 1:08:30 Intro and guest questions - 0:00 Pre-discussion about "The Force Theme" - 7:20 Review of the melody - 14:25 Tony shares his main theme to "The Call of Saregnar" - 47:58 Guest Composer: Tony Manfredonia Tony Manfredonia Website: ManfredoniaMusic.com Tony Manfredonia on Twitter: @TonyManfredonia Tony Manfredonia on Instagram: @tony_manfredonia Tony Manfredonia on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tonymanfredoniacomposer Call of Saregnar: CallOfSaregnar.com Recorded: April 1, 2022 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Musical score for reference created using FREE Musescore software: https://www.musescore.org Video of musical score for reference created using Musescore Online: https://www.musescore.com Melodology Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodypodcast
68:24 05/13/2022
Episode 6 with Anne McKennon: "Rainbow Connection"
Composer Anne McKennon joins podcast host Arthur Breur to examine the melody of the wonderful song “Rainbow Connection”, sung by Kermit the Frog in “The Muppet Movie”. Anne also shares a lullaby she composed and an orchestral arrangement she did of a well known traditional Celtic melody. Melody “Rainbow Connection” by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher. Rainbow Connection on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Connection Duration: 54:26 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Rainbow Connection” – 11:26 Review of the melody – 15:42 Anne shares her work and updates – 1:11:26 Guest Composer: Anne McKennon Anne McKennon website: https://www.aemckennon.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aemckennon Brian Boru’s March: https://youtu.be/mAnURDdd_7g Twitter: https://twitter.com/aemckennon Ollie the Alligator: https://youtu.be/Jv5usCn1ahI Recorded: March 25, 2022 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Musical score for reference created using FREE Musescore software: https://www.musescore.org Video of musical score for reference created using Musescore Online: https://www.musescore.com
82:48 04/29/2022
Episode 5 with Kim Osberg: "Danny Boy"
Composer Kimberly Osberg joins podcast host Arthur Breur to examine the melody of “Londonderry Air”, more commonly known as “Danny Boy”. Along the way, they discuss scores to quirky films, composing music to stage combat, putting recipes to music. and MUCH more. Melody “Londonderry Air” (“Danny Boy”) – traditional Londonderry Air on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Londonderry_Air Duration: 54:26 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Danny Boy” – 16:00 Review of the melody – 20:45 Kim shares her work and updates – 1:11:26 Guest Composer: Kimberly Osberg Kimberly Osberg website: https://kimberlyosberg.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Kimkomp13 YouTube, Trashterpieces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzSB750hYlE Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimpositions The Young Girls of Rochefort: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Young_Girls_of_Rochefort Three Colors Trilogy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Colours_trilogy Recorded: February 11, 2022 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Musical score for reference created using FREE Musescore software: https://www.musescore.org Video of musical score for reference created using Musescore Online: https://www.musescore.com
84:05 04/15/2022
Episode 4 with Dale Trumbore: "Losing My Mind"
Summary: Choral composer and author Dale Trumbore joins podcast host Arthur Breur to do a deep dive into the song "Losing My Mind" by Stephen Sondheim. They discuss how the song is meaningful to Dale, how perfectly the melody represents and reflects the song's lyrics, and how excellent Stephen Sondheim was at his craft. Melody "Losing My Mind" from Follies by Stephen Sondheim https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Losing_My_Mind Duration: 54:26 Intro and guest questions - 0:00 Pre-discussion about "Losing My Mind" - 11:58 Review of the melody - 17:30 Dale shares her work and updates - 38:14 Guest: Dale Trumbore Dale Trumbore website YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DaleTrumboreComposer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaleTrumbore "Breathe In Hope" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL78cFeTJJE) "The Philosopher" (https://daletrumbore.bandcamp.com/album/the-philosopher-single) "Perhaps" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk_DaJvAT8k) Recorded: January 26, 2022 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Musical score for reference created using FREE Musescore software: https://www.musescore.org Video of musical score for reference created using Musescore Online: https://www.musescore.com
73:22 03/18/2022
Episode 3 with Matthew Beardsworth: "Raiders March"
Release Date: February 28, 2022 Summary: New Zealand composer Matthew Beardsworth joins podcast host Arthur Breur to discuss just the main theme from the “Raiders March”, and to talk about how Matthew reconsidered and reconstructed a theme in one of his own works, an alternate musical score to the short film Sintel. Melody “Raiders March”, main theme, from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Music by John Williams https://indianajones.fandom.com/wiki/The_Raiders_March Duration: 54:26 Intro and Guest Questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Raiders March” – 10:19 Review of the melody – 12:56 Matthew shares about his melodies for Sintel – 38:14 Guest: Matthew Beardsworth YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWNnlW5Up6_0I-4Hmj6YXXw Twitter: https://twitter.com/MattBComposer About Sintel: https://durian.blender.org/about/ Sintel, performed by Reddit Virtual Orchestra: https://soundcloud.com/mattbear-music-nz/rso-suite-from-sintel Recorded: January 24, 2022 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Musical score for reference created using FREE Musescore software: https://www.musescore.org Video of musical score for reference created using Musescore Online: https://www.musescore.com
54:27 02/28/2022
Episode 2 with Garrett Hope: "Be Thou My Vision"
Composer, podcaster, speaker, and coach, Garrett Hope joins podcast host Arthur Breur to discuss a hymn tune that, at one point or another, seems to break a number of the “established” rules of melody writing. Melody “Be Thou My Vision” – “a traditional Christian hymn of Irish Origin.” Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be_Thou_My_Vision Duration: 40:12 Intro and Guest Questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Be Thou My Vision” – 9:54 Review of the melody – 16:15 Garrett shares about what he’s working on now – 31:12 Guest: Garrett Hope Website: http://garretthope.com/ The Portfolio Composer: http://theportfoliocomposer.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/composergarrett Mentioned Events and Links: Ultimate Music Business Summit: https://musicsummit.biz Recorded: January 21, 2022 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM 
40:13 02/16/2022
Episode 1 with Christina Rusnak: "Let It Go"
Summary: Special guest, composer Christina Rusnak joins podcast host Arthur Breur to discuss a recent addition to Disney’s long string of popular melodies. Melody: “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen”, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Kristen Anderson-Lopez on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lyrikris10 “Let It Go” on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk "Let it Go" on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Go Duration: 41:34 Intro – 0:00 Guest Questions – 1:50 Pre-discussion about the the refrain from “Let It Go” – 5:30 Review of the melody – 12:10 Christina shares some of her work – 24:30 Guest: Christina Rusnak Website: https://christinarusnak.com/ ISSUU (scores): https://issuu.com/csrusnak1 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-81062111 Soundcloud cues from this podcast: The Way Through: https://soundcloud.com/user-81062111/the-way-through The South Pass: https://soundcloud.com/user-81062111/the-south-pass-d2-0712-t Chat: https://soundcloud.com/user-81062111/1rusnak_chat_edit-mp3 (Chat: Arranger and conductor:  Dave Richards. Performers: Alex Budman, Ken Fisher, Dan Kaneyui, Anthony Bonsera, James Blackwell, Erick Jovel, Brian Schwartz, Ben Burget, Paul Young, Nick DePinna, Erm Navarro, Steve Hughes, Matt Hornbeck, Cooper Appelt, Max Haymer, Jake Reed, Brian Clancy; Copyright owners  Naxos Digital Services US, Inc On behalf of: Big Round Records: https://www.bigroundrecords.com/catalog/br8937/) Mentioned Events and Links: Ultimate Music Business Summit: https://musicsummit.biz Recorded: January 20, 2022 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM 
41:35 02/14/2022
Episode 0 with Steven Shomler
Special guest, podcaster, author, and coach Steven Shomler interviews Melodology Podcast creator and host, composer Arthur Breur. They discuss the concept of this podcast, as well as its format and target audience. Guest: Steven Shomler https://www.StevenShomler.com https://www.MelodologyPodcast.com  Recorded January 29, 2022 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM 
26:02 01/31/2022