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Movie Scores and More Radio is extremely proud to announce
the first-ever National Film Score Day to take place on April 3, 2018!


To celebrate the creation of National Film Score Day,
stay tuned for for giveaways on April 3, 2018 on both Facebook and Twitter. 
More details to come as we get closer to April 3, 2018 and
the first-ever National Film Score Day!
Stay Tuned!


On January 30, 2018 at 3:15pm, Movie Scores and More Radio was notified by the great folks at National Day Calendar that our suggestion for a "National Film Score Day" was approved! This means that every April 3rd will have the designation of "National Film Score Day"!

National Film Score Day was created to celebrate film scores and the talented composers that compose those musical masterworks called Film Scores!

Why April 3?

On April 3, 1942 Alexander Korda's film The Jungle Book was released. Miklós Rózsa, the legendary composer, composed the score for the film. The following year, in 1943, the film's orchestral score -- in a recording made directly from the soundtrack -- was released in its entirety on a 78-RPM record album with narration by Sabu, the film's star. This soundtrack became the first commercial recording of a non-musical U.S. film's orchestral score to ever be released. The album was a success. 

To celebrate this grand achievement of the first-ever score to be released from a film, we chose the day which the score initially premiered to audiences in theaters. 
Which was April 3rd!

What Does National Film Score Day Celebrate?

In short, film scores and the composers who compose them!

As a life-long lover of orchestral movie scores, I wanted to create a "National Day" to commemorate and celebrate not only the film scores themselves but also the extremely talented composers who tirelessly create these orchestral musical masterworks which give motion pictures
their emotional heart and soul.

Because of the joy film composers have given us in the music they've created for over the last half-century, I wanted to also celebrate these amazing individuals with a National Day in their honor.

This National Film Score Day celebrates the amazing composers like John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Miklós Rózsa, Michael Giacchino, Rachel Portman, Elmer Bernstein, Howard Shore, Bernard Herrmann, Hans Zimmer, Jerry Goldsmith, Lolita Ritmanis, John Barry, James Horner, Max Steiner, Shirley Walker and the hundreds of other composers throughout film history have given us by creating one of the most important and essential aspects to the movie making process: Orchestral Film Scores.

A Dream Come True!

When Star Wars was first released in 1977, I -- Jeffrey Kern, Founder of Movie Scores and More Radio -- immediately became a big fan of orchestral movie score music. Although I was just 11 years old back then, John Williams' orchestral masterpiece totally and completely mesmerized me and, for the last 40+ years of my life, I have been a serious film score fan and lover of this amazing musical genre.

Although  I also play television and video game scores and soundtracks on Movie Scores and More Radio -- which are amazingly created, constructed, and composed as well, without any doubt -- the emphasis has, and always will be, on movie score music.

These amazing composers should be recognized with their own National Day as, through their tireless efforts, have brought moviegoers extreme joy for over a half century from their
beautifully composed musical masterworks. 

I wanted to honor these amazingly talented artists and, now,
I officially got a day in which to do so!

I hope everyone has a very happy National Film Music Day!