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Host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it. Read more about Emily and the story behind Top Score.

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Recent Episodes and Stories

  • Christopher Lennertz on Top Score
    Christopher Lennertz is a busy guy, working on multiple television projects like Supernatural and Revolution, in addition to writing music for games like Starhawk and Mass Effect 3. Hear the conversation on the new episode of Top Score from Classical MPR.November 19, 2012
  • Video Game Music Fan Site OC ReMix on Top Score
    David Lloyd launched OCReMix.org in 1999 to create a site for fans to share their interpretations of game music. David and submissions judge Larry Oji joined Top Score for a conversation about fan art.November 15, 2012
  • Composer Lorne Balfe Chats Skylanders on Top Score
    On the new episode of Top Score, Lorne Balfe talks about his music for the new "Skylanders" game, called "Skylanders: Giants."October 26, 2012
  • Spy Hunter Gets New Soundtrack by Ryan Shore
    Composer Ryan Shore Top Score from Classical MPR to discuss his score for a relaunched "Spy Hunter."October 19, 2012
  • The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses on Top Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is a musical celebration of twenty-five years of Zelda melodies. The new episode of Top Score features a conversation with the producers of the touring show, video game music fans Jason Michael Paul and Jeron Moore.October 11, 2012
  • Top Score Giveaway: Calling All Dawns by Christopher Tin
    Christopher Tin kindly sent us five signed copies of "Calling All Dawns". Enter today for your chance to win a copy!October 8, 2012
  • Jessica Curry and Dear Esther on Top Score
    Jessica Curry's chamber music score for indie game Dear Esther is a wonderful compliment to stunning visuals and compelling narrative.October 3, 2012
  • Christopher Tin on Top Score
    Composer Christopher Tin is the featured guest on the new episode of Top Score from Classical Minnesota Public Radio.September 25, 2012
  • The Music of Skyrim on Top Score
    A review of some of the best music from Jeremy Soule's soundtrack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Top Score from Classical Minnesota Public Radio.August 8, 2012
  • Darren Korb Talks Bastion on Top Score
    Darren Korb created what he calls "acoustic frontier trip-hop" as the soundscape for the game Bastion. Hear Darren and his music on Top Score from Classical MPR.June 8, 2012