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Moonrise Kingdom [Original Soundtrack]
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# Song Title   Time
1)    The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34: Themes A-F - Leonard Bernstein & The New York Philharmonic More Info...
2)    Camp Ivanhoe Cadence Medley - Peter Jarvis and His Drum Corps More Info...
3)    Playful Pizzicato from Simple Symphony, Op. 4 - English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten More Info...
4)    Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams More Info...
5)    Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: Noye, Noye, Take Thou Thy Company - Trevor Anthony, Owen Brannigan, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Caroline Clack, Marie-Therese Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan, Chorus Of Animals, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Chann More Info...
6)    The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 1: A Veiled Mist - Alexandre Desplat More Info...
7)    The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 2: Smoke/Fire - Alexandre Desplat More Info...
8)    The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 3: The Salt Air - Alexandre Desplat More Info...
9)    A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2: On The Ground, Sleep Sound - Choir Of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten More Info...
10)    Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams More Info...
11)    Le Carnaval des Animaux: Volière - Leonard Bernstein & The New York Philharmonic More Info...
12)    Le Temps de l'Amour - Françoise Hardy More Info...
13)    An die Musik - Vocalist: Alexandra Rubner Pianist: Christopher Manien More Info...
14)    Ramblin' Man - Hank Williams More Info...
15)    Songs From Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: Old Abram Brown - Choir Of Downside School, Purley, Viola Tunnard, Benjamin Britten More Info...
16)    The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe Parts 4-6: Thunder, Lightning, and Rain - Alexandre Desplat More Info...
17)    Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: The Spacious Firmament On High - David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Caroline Clack, Marie-Therese Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan, Patricia Garrod, Margaret Hawes, Kathleen Petch, Gillian Saunders, Tr More Info...
18)    Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: Noye, Take Thy Wife Anone - Trevor Anthony, Chorus Of Animals, Sheila Rex, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar More Info...
19)    The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34 Fugue: Allegro Motto - Leonard Bernstein & The New York Philharmonic More Info...
20)    Songs From Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: Cuckoo! - Choir Of Downside School, Purley, Viola Tunnard, Benjamin Britten More Info...
21)    The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 7: After The Storm - Alexandre Desplat More Info...
 
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  • Liner Note Author: Wes Anderson .
  • 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 Fran‡oise 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. ~ Heather Phares
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