Best of Soundtrack: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s….Cecile Chaminade!!

May 8, 2021, 8:55 am

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In this Best of Soundtrack: Superhero Edition, we revisit a John Williams classic theme, and in honor of Mothers’ Day weekend, we’ve created our own “League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen”: Shirley Walker, Kathryn Bostic, Lena Raine, Mel Bonis, Cecile Chaminade, and Dana Suesse!


John Williams: Superman/Main Theme, the composer conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.

Shirley Walker: Batman: Mask of The Phantasm/Batman: The Animated Series  (1993)

Lena Raine: Little Goth, from the video game, Celeste.

Kathryn Bostic: a Suite from the original motion picture soundtrack, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.

Mel Bonis: Three Piano Pieces/Phoebe, Pensees d’automne, Seviliana performed by pianist Maria Stemolskaya from the 2018 documentary, Women Composers.

Cecile Chaminade: Flute Concertino, Op. 107  Susan Milan, flute; city of London Sinfonia.

Dana Suesse: You Oughta Be in Pictures, Doris Day & Van Alexander and his Orchestra.