Moonrise Kingdom [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2012
  • Label: Abkco
  • UPC: 018771889229
  • Catalog Number: 88922
  • Sales rank: 4,051

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
Adam Ayan Mastering
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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