Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sound Of Cinema: 160. The Moon

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 18th February 2017

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the moon in the week of the release of "Hidden Figures", with music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch.

The Moon features in a variety of ways in the history of film, from werewolves and romance to the stuff of hard science. It today's programme we hear music from "Road To Morocco"; "An American Werewolf in London"; "The Wolf Man"; "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon"; "The Princess Kaguya"; "Apollo 13"; "A Grand Day Out"; "The First Men In The Moon"; "Woman On The Moon"; "Iron Sky"; "2001 - A Space Odyssey"; "Moon"; "Destination Moon" and "Hidden Figures".

Elmer Bernstein - American Werewolf In London (1981) - Transformation Scene [Silva Screen]
Charles Previn - The Wolf Man (1941) - Universal Fanfare; Titles [Marco Polo]
Gus Edwards - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (1953) - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon [EMI Gold]
Joe Hisaishi - The Princess Kaguya (2013) - Flying [Tokuma Japan Communications]
James Horner - Apollo 13 (1995) - The Launch [MCA]
Julian Nott - A Grand Day Out (1989) Theme And Chase [Varese Sarabande]
Laurie Johnson - First Men In The Moon (1961) - Prelude [Cloud Nine]
Willy Schmidt-Gentner - Frau Im Mond (Woman On The Moon) (1929) Theme
Laibach/Wagner - Iron Sky (2011) - Space Battle Suite [Mute]
György Ligeti - 2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968) Lux Aeternum [CBS]
Clint Mansell - Moon (2009) - Welcome To Lunar Industries [Black]
Leith Stevens - Destination Moon (1950) - Main Title And The Blockhouse [Red Bitch Music]
Pharrell Williams - Hidden Figures (2016) - Hidden Figures [Columbia/I Am Other Entertainment]
Nicholas Britell - Moonlight (2016) - End Titles Suite [Lakeshore]

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