Thursday, February 21, 2013
Reviewing 2012 Oscar Noms for Best Score & Downton Abbey Theme
The program also highlights the score for the PBS sensation,"Downton Abbey," by John Lunn. After sticking with this show from the very beginning, the death of two main characters this season (just because the actors didn't want to renew their contracts) has fans like me hoping for the demise of their acting careers as well. While the story crosses decades from the beginning of this century, the music on the show seems timeless. Garland calls it "romantic post minimalism" with a nod towards Philip Glass. Lunn has said in an interview with London's Daily Record that his musical inspiration is really funk music from the late 60s, for example James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, along with Bartok, Stravinsky and Bach. Take a listen to "Movies on the Radio" on their webpage here or below.