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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 20 with Caeden Brusett: Bass Solo from Otello Act IV by Giuseppe Verdi
Composer and bassist Caeden Brusett joins podcast host Arthur Breur to discuss the bass solo from Act IV of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Otello. This is the first OPERA entry in the podcast, but it is opera “underscoring” rather than a famous aria or overture theme. Melody: The bass solo from Act IV of Otello by Giuseppe Verdi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxxG3ggSQcQ Composer: Giuseppe Verdi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Verdi Duration: 1:30:07 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about the bass solo from Otello Act IV – 11:09 Review of the melody – 18:27 Caeden Brusett shares – 1:03:29 Guest Composer:  Caeden Brusett Website: ArcaneCompositions.com Instagram: Instagram.com/caedenbrusett/ Mentioned in this Episode: How to Train Your Dragon Symphonie Fantastique Recorded: October 6, 2023 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Musical score for reference created using FREE Musescore software: https://www.musescore.org Melodology Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodypodcast
90:08 10/31/23
Episode 19 with Brian Woodbury: “A Whole New World”
Composer, lyricist and bandleader Brian Woodbury joins podcast host Arthur Breur to discuss “A Whole New World” music by Alan Menken. They also discuss three of Brian’s own songs and his ambitious project to produce music videos for 47 of his songs in under one year. Melody: “A Whole New World” Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Whole_New_World YouTube (original 1992 animated scene): https://youtu.be/hZ1Rb9hC4JY?si=-0Re3CCgNfXi0U37 YouTube (2019 live-action film scene): https://youtu.be/eitDnP0_83k?si=NS1gGaqhgZDkPGUu Composer / Songwriter: Alan Menken Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Menken https://www.alanmenken.com/ Duration: 1:26:36 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “A Whole New World” – 10:46 Review of the melody – 16:08 Brian Woodbury shares – 1:02:04 Guest Composer:  Brian Woodbury Website: https://brianwoodbury.com/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brianwoodburysongs Mentioned in this Episode: “Dear Grandma” from “Bear in the Big Blue House”: https://youtu.be/xKg8DBdDWxs?si=V4XPMh1IZg-rOWy0 Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (“Pastoral”): https://youtu.be/2HbBURnt9f4?si=e09QW2M17NtYg7JS Recorded: September 25, 2023 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Musical score for reference created using FREE Musescore software: https://www.musescore.org Melodology Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodypodcast
86:37 10/15/23
Episode 18: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds "Subspace Rhapsody" - Meet the Songwriters!
SPOILERS Meet Kay Hanley and Tom Polce, the songwriters for the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds musical episode, "Subspace Rhapsody!" Audio Podcast Versions available: https://www.MelodologyPodcast.com    
69:47 9/4/23
Episode 17 with Scott Hallgren: “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” by Charles Mingus
Award-winning composer, musician, and sound editor Scott Halgren joins podcast host Arthur Breur to discuss "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" by Charles Mingus. This is the first real Jazz melody discussed so far in the podcast, and the discussions include some of the characteristics that make Jazz stand out from other genres and forms of music. Melody: "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodbye_Pork_Pie_Hat YouTube (from "Mingus Ah Um"): https://youtu.be/H2x3jbX0ePk?si=e9oSIM2KY5UtCcyk YouTube (from Joni Mitchell "Mingus"): https://youtu.be/q_9QfYIaoTQ?si=eV57bheWbHRlPWd6 Composer / Songwriter: Charles Mingus Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mingus Duration: 1:08:09 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” – 10:20 Review of the melody – 22:29 Scott Hallgren shares – 51:30 Guest Composer:  Scott Halgren LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/scotthallgren Site: https://scootmanmusic.wixsite.com/scootmanmusic IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2379348/ Mentioned in this Episode: Snow Globe & The Cat - (IMDB) Tango - Jazz (Live in Studio C) - (Spotify) You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder Travels - Pat Metheny Group Kind of Blue - Miles Davis Joan Baez Victor Borge Mummenschanz Tony Bennett Doc Severeinsen Chuck Mangione 12-Bar Blues Chargin Documentary Festival Cuyahuga Community College Recorded: August 18, 2023 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Musical score for reference created using FREE Musescore software: https://www.musescore.org Melodology Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodypodcast
68:11 8/31/23
Episode 16 with Dominic Fallacaro: "Baby One More Time" by Max Martin
Grammy-winning producer, composer, music director, and multi-instrumentalist Dominic Fallacaro joins podcast host Arthur Breur to discuss one of the best selling singles of all time: "Baby One More Time" by Swedish record producer and songwriter Max Martin. They discuss the composition and songwriting craft applied to the song, then Dominic shares the version of the song from the musical "& Juliet" currently on Broadway, for which he serves as co-arranger, orchestrator, and Music Director. Melody: "Baby One More Time" by Max Martin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…Baby_One_More_Time_(song) YouTube: https://youtu.be/C-u5WLJ9Yk4 Composer / Songwriter: Max Martin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Martin Duration:  1:23:59 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Baby One More Time” – 17:49 Review of the melody – 24:26 Dominic shares – 1:04:24 Guest Composer: Dominic Fallacaro keyofdom.com https://twitter.com/keyofdom Recorded:  June 26, 2023 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Musical score for reference created using FREE Musescore software: https://www.musescore.org Melodology Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodypodcast
84:04 7/31/23
Episode 15 with Haakon Davidsen: "Batman Theme" (1989)
Haakon Davidsen, award-nominated composer for video games, film & TV, joins podcast host Arthur Breur to explore and celebrate the amazing "Batman Theme" from the film "Batman", 1989, composed by the legendary Danny Elfman. Melody: “Batman Theme” from the film “Batman”, 1989. Batman 1989 score: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_(score) YouTube: https://youtu.be/YoaU3kRFvLg Composer / Songwriter: Danny Elfman Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Elfman Duration:  1:16:29 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Batman Theme” – 18:40 Review of the melody – 22:02 Haakon shares – 1:01:29 Guest Composer:  Haakon Davidsen Website: https://www.haakondavidsen.com/ Bandcamp: https://haakondavidsen.bandcamp.com/ https://www.instagram.com/haakondmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/haakondavidsen22/ Mentioned in this Episode: Heart Beats opening credits: https://youtu.be/c-QrPT2yuCw Recorded:  November 25, 2022 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM  Video of musical score for reference created using MusicNotes: https://www.musicnotes.com/ Melodology Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodypodcast
76:29 7/18/23
Episode 14 with Tamsin Jones: “Innsbruck, Ich muss dich lassen”
Award-winning British composer Tamsin Jones joins the podcast to discuss the Renaissance choral work “Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen” by Heinrich Isaac, and shares two choral works of her own--one of which is inspired by and includes the melody from “Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen”. Melody: “Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen” Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innsbruck,_ich_muss_dich_lassen https://youtu.be/rI712ZGflAQ Composer / Songwriter: Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1450–1517) Duration: 1:28:25 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen” – 13:46 Review of the melody – 18:15 Lisa shares – 1:03:28 Guest Composer:  Tamsin Jones Website: https://tamsinjones.co.uk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TamsinJones17 Tamsin Jones: Noel: Verbum Caro Factum Est (Chamber Choir Ireland, 2020): https://youtu.be/jwbwanPnT2g Music Mentioned in this Episode: Melody from the Theme from Bagpuss: https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxMXIVDkbqYQDLnQpLr1a1GwBwGbACmjoK Bagpuss (Playlist of Episodes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki_FGayUGDY&list=PLLhOnau-tupR9j5yizKawnOF7fLkDKL4e Arvo Pärt – Tintinnabuli: https://youtu.be/m6xEktSFhe0 Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel: https://youtu.be/JxYZu9piR64 Arvo Pärt – Für Alina: https://youtu.be/auD7AlDrHgI Arvo Pärt – Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten: https://youtu.be/TVZZgfXNFW8 Arvo Pärt – Magnificat: https://youtu.be/TJ0cd15DZWg John Tavener – The Lamb: https://youtu.be/Jp1Eq4nfnKc John Tavener – Song for Athene: https://youtu.be/tK3bIQxMMEg Eric Whitacre conducts “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine”: https://youtu.be/nsLiivVgxmM Definitions in this Episode: Mixolydian Mode: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixolydian_mode Half Cadence: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadence#Half_cadence Wabi-sabi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi Tritone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tritone Recorded:  October 21, 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
88:26 4/16/23
Episode 13 with Lisa Neher: “Luke and Leia”
New music powerhouse Lisa Neher joins Melodology Podcast host Arthur Breur to examine the underappreciated “Luke and Leia” by John Williams, and she shares two of her own works — including one of her own performances. Melody: “Luke and Leia” from “Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” YouTube (Original Motion Picture Score, Remastered): https://youtu.be/oSXeOY_Ad4U YouTube (Utah Symphony Orchestra): https://youtu.be/Qh-fZVImd8Q Score Reduction and Analysis (by NMK Music): https://youtu.be/esfcF8W9bRI Composer / Songwriter: John Williams Duration: 1:58:26 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Luke and Leia” – 12:14 Review of the melody – 20:47 Lisa shares – 1:22:18 Guest Composer: Lisa Neher Website: https://www.lisanehermusic.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaNeher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisanehermezzo/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaNeherMusic LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-neher/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/lisa-neher YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@LisaNeher/videos Mentioned in this Episode: Schenkerian Analysis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schenkerian_analysis ComposerInResidence.org (https://www.composerinresidence.org/) Recorded: November 4, 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
118:27 3/19/23
Episode 12 with Aaron Lee: “Seit Gesunderhait” (“Farewell My Dear Parents”)
Composer Aaron Lee joins podcast host Arthur Breur to explore the Jewish Folk Song “Seit Gesunderhait” (“Farewell My Dear Parents”) and two of his own compositions, one of which uses “Seit Gesunderhait” as a component in the composition. Melody: “Farewell My Dear Parents” (“Seit Gesunterhait Meine Liebe Eltern”) https://youtu.be/sbGSFE76tXg https://youtu.be/Jihe7hK_8Ro?t=166 https://youtu.be/ShA9dYbl0vs https://loc.getarchive.net/media/farewell-my-dear-parents-jewish-folk-song-dab681 Composer / Songwriter: Traditional (?) Jewish Folk Tune Duration: 1:08:24 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Farewell My Dear Parents” – 06:27 Review of the melody – 17:15 Aaron shares – 50:01 Guest Composer: Aaron Lee Website: https://www.musicoflee.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MusicOfLee LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-lee-a53a67191 Recorded: August 19, 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
68:25 3/11/23
Episode 11 with Richard Peat: "Down In Yon Forest"
Composer Richard Peat joins podcast host Arthur Breur to explore "Down In Yon Forest" and brings three beautiful choral works of his own to share. Melody "Down In Yon Forest" (YouTube video of referenced performance, "Enchanted Carols", here: https://youtu.be/Bi1N_a_PrEE) Composer / Songwriter: Traditional Duration: 1:19:06 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Down In Yon Forest” – 21:41 Review of the melody – 27:00 Richard shares – 57:00 Guest Composer: Richard Peat Website: https://www.richardpeat.com/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/composer1979 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComposerPeat LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-peat-composer/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RickPeatComposer "Faces in the Mist" (Regent Records): https://www.regent-records.co.uk/product/faces-in-the-mist/ Music Referenced in This Episode: The Snowman: https://youtu.be/5A3THighARU Andre Previn conducting Walton Symphony No. 1 (Movements 1, 2, and 4 are available on YouTube): https://youtu.be/Qg1tCLDHOCY Rodrigo, Concierto Serenata for Harp and Orchestra: https://youtu.be/wJsxqq-goTg Recorded: September 29, 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
79:07 2/25/23
Episode 10 with Zachary Davies: "Over the Rainbow"
Composer, pianist, and host of the Euterpean Podcast, Zachary Davies joins Melodology Podcast host Arthur Breur to examine one of the two melodies that inspired the Melodology Podcast in the first place: “Over the Rainbow” from the movie “Wizard of Oz”, music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Yip Harburg. Melody “Over the Rainbow” (wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_the_Rainbow) Composer / Songwriter: Music by Harold Arlen (lyrics by Yip Harburg). Duration: 1:21:57 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Over the Rainbow” – 6:24 Review of the melody – 13:25 Zach shares – 100:44 Guest Composer: Zachary Davies Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZDaviesMusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zdaviesmusic/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0zsGmb8hMUZ9_ohUhL8k0w Eurerpean Podcast: https://theeuterpeanpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ St. James Infirmary: wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._James_Infirmary_Blues Louis Armstrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzcpUdBw7gs Recorded: September 15, 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
81:58 11/13/22
Episode 9 with Kevin Day: "Obi Wan"
Composer Kevin Day joins podcast host Arthur Breur to examine the melody from the “Obi Wan” theme by John Williams, composed for the series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”. Kevin also shares some of his own exciting music and news. Melody “Obi-Wan” by John Williams. Duration: 1:14:26 Intro and guest questions – 0:00 Pre-discussion about “Obi-Wan” – 9:51 Review of the melody – 14:32 Kevin shares – 47:36 Guest Composer: Kevin Day Website: https://www.kevindaymusic.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kevindaymusic/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KevinDay23 “Ignition” on Soundcloud “Unquiet Waters II: Still” on Soundcloud Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, “Battle in th e Mutara Nebula” (low brass + piccolo melody at 0:20) Recorded: August 12, 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
74:27 10/19/22
Episode 8 with Troisnyx: "Estavius" by Phyrnna
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: 1:06:33 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 8/31/22
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 5/13/22
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: 1:22:46 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 4/29/22
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: 1:23:58 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
83:59 4/15/22
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: 1:13:21 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 3/18/22
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 2/28/22
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 2/16/22
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 
41:41 2/14/22
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 1/31/22