Moonrise Kingdom [Original Soundtrack]

Moonrise Kingdom [Original Soundtrack]


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By the time of Moonrise Kingdom's release, the soundtracks to Wes Anderson films had become not exactly predictable, but certainly familiar to his fans: some British Invasion deep cuts here, some intricate, chamber pop-inspired score music there. Yet Anderson and his musical collaborators had already begun changing things up with the soundtrack to The Fantastic Mr. Fox, a trend that continues here. This may be the most typically filmic music for an Anderson movie yet, which, paradoxically, is Moonrise Kingdom's biggest surprise. Nearly all of the music is classical, and much of the soundtrack comes from Benjamin Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, as conducted and performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. It's a particularly fitting choice, since most of the film's story focuses on the romance between 12 year olds Sam and Suzy during the summer of 1965; while Britten's music is aimed at children, it never condescends. Pieces from other Britten works, including Noye's Fludde and Songs from Friday Afternoons, maintain this sense of childlike -- not childish -- wonder throughout. Elsewhere, Hank Williams' "Ramblin' Man" and "Kaw-Liga" add the necessary rough 'n' tumble edges to the fugitive lovers' adventures, and Françoise Hardy's "Le Temps de l'Amour" adds just a touch of the director's usual Francophilia. Anderson's longtime composers Mark Mothersbaugh and Alexandre Desplat also get in on the act, with Mothersbaugh contributing the "Camp Ivanhoe Cadence Medley" and Desplat offering the ambitious "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe," a seven-part suite that goes from gentle to raging and back again. While Moonrise Kingdom's choices set it apart from other Anderson films, its effortless flow, appropriateness, and vivid beauty make it another fine musical companion to his work.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2012
Label: Abkco
UPC: 0018771889229
catalogNumber: 88922
Rank: 60444

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Conductor
Benjamin Britten   Conductor
Françoise Hardy   Vocals
Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
New York Philharmonic   Performing Ensemble
Barry Carl   Vocals
Karen Dreyfus   Viola
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Gordon Gottlieb   Percussion
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet
Curtis King   Vocals
Kim Laskowski   Bassoon
Chuck Loeb   Guitar
Jeff Lyons   Vocals
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin
Doug Petty   Keyboards
David Pinto   Vocals
Erik Ralske   Horn
Tim Ries   Saxophone
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Frank Simms   Vocals
Nick South   Bass
Hank Williams   Guitar,Vocals,Guita Flé
Lino Gomez   Clarinet
Joe Neal   Vocals
Sophie Shao   Cello
Kenny Williams   Vocals
Conrad Pope   Conductor
Frank Barr   Vocals
Nancy Wu   Violin
Dennis Deal   Vocals
Greg Clarke   Vocals
Mina Smith   Cello
Gillian Saunders   Vocals
Phil Myers   Horn
Lisa Kim   Violin,Concert Master
Ellen Payne   Violin
Peter Jarvis   Conductor
Vivek Kamath   Viola
Jeremy McCoy   Bass
Jung Sun Yoo   Violin
Dawn Hannay   Viola
Barbara Biggers   Harp
Javier Gandara   Horn
Mindy Kaufman   Flute
Owen Brannigan   Vocals
Desiree Elsevier   Viola
Kurt Muroki   Bass
Misa Iwama   Violin
Sein Ryu   Violin
Russell Velasquez   Vocals
Demian Austin   Trombone
Wandsworth School Boys' Choir   Children's Chorus
Cathy Sim   Violin
Pico Alt   Violin
Eva Burmeister   Violin
Tori Drake   Harp
Sungyun Lim   Violin
Annaliesa Place   Violin
Kevin Osbourne   Vocals
Eileen O'Donovan   Vocals
Sheila Rex   Vocals
Alan Stepansky   Cello
Margaret Hawes   Vocals
Kathleen Petch   Vocals
Caroline Clack   Vocals
Michelle Baker   Horn
Stephen Alexander   Vocals
Trevor Anthony   Vocals
English Opera Group Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Choir of Downside School   Children's Chorus
Weston Sprott   Trombone
Merlin Channon   Conductor
Joshua South   Vocals
Darien Angadi   Vocals
Patricia Garrod   Vocals
Marie-Thérèse Pinto   Vocals
Gary Kahn   Vocals
Viola Tunnard   Conductor
Norman del Mar   Conductor
Andy Bove   Tuba
Gavin Spencer   Vocals
Paul Pollard   Trombone
Erik Charlston   Percussion
Shawn Conley   Bass
Marlon Saunders   Vocals
Matt Lehmann   Violin
Sean Ritenauer   Percussion
Chorus of Animals   Choir, Chorus
Jim Ross   Trumpet
Hyunju Lee   Violin
Mark Romatz   Contrabass (Vocal)
Lisa G. Kim   Violin
Diva Goodfriend   Flute
Alexandra Rubner   Vocals
Han Saem Lim   Violin
David Southorn   Violin
Christophe Manien   Piano
Stephen Sas   Bass
Rupei Yeh   Cello
Peter Jarvis Drum Corps   Ensemble
Matt Muckey   Trumpet
Jerry Kixon   Vocals

Technical Credits

Benjamin Britten   Composer
Camille Saint-Saëns   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Mark Mothersbaugh   Composer
Wes Anderson   Producer,Liner Notes
Peter Howard   Music Business Affairs
Stewart Lerman   Producer,Engineering
Fred Rose   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Randall Poster   Producer
Jacques Dutronc   Composer
Conrad Pope   Orchestration
Lucien Morisse   Composer
Alexandre Desplat   Composer
Gary Chester   Engineer
Michael Allen   Marketing
Bill Newlin   Engineering
Clifford Tasner   Engineering
André Salvet   Composer
Tracey J. Jordan   Media Consultant,Public Relations
Joe Parker   Marketing Coordinator

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