The Melodology Podcast  By  cover art

The Melodology Podcast

By: Arthur Breur
  • Summary

  • "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.
    Copyright Arthur Breur. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    Show more Show less
Episodes
  • Episode 20 with Caeden Brusett: Bass Solo from Otello Act IV by Giuseppe Verdi
    Oct 31 2023

    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

    Show more Show less
    1 hr and 30 mins
  • Episode 19 with Brian Woodbury: “A Whole New World”
    Oct 15 2023

    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

    Show more Show less
    1 hr and 27 mins
  • Episode 18: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds "Subspace Rhapsody" - Meet the Songwriters!
    Sep 4 2023

    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

     

     

    Show more Show less
    1 hr and 10 mins

What listeners say about The Melodology Podcast

Average customer ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.