It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s……..Shirley Walker!

August 21, 2021, 8:50 am

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Today’s Superhero Episode features American composer Shirley Walker’s 1993 score for the animated DC comics film, Batman: Mask of The Phantasm.

Mild-mannered Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips offers up an iconic superhero classic by John Williams, Superman.

Caped Crusader Greg Broderick revisits Christopher Larkin’s Hollow Knight.

Special Guest Host Robbie Ellis wraps things up with music by Chen Yi and Leo Sowerby.

Excelsior!

Playlist

John Williams: Superman (1978) The Superman March, Jerry Junkin leading the Dallas Wind Symphony.

Christopher Larkin: City of Tears, from the video game Hollow Knight.

Shirley Walker: Batman: Mask of The Phantasm (1993), a suite from the original motion picture score.

Chen Yi: Romance and Dance, violinist Helen Kim joined by pianist Robert Henry.

Leo Sowerby: “Monotony”: Symphony for Jazz Orchestra, the Andrew Baker Orchestra.