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The Moon

Matthew Sweet presents film music inspired by the moon, marking the release of Hidden Figures, which features music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch.

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".

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23 minutes

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Sat 18 Feb 2017 15:00

Music Played

  • Elmer Bernstein

    American Werewolf in London (1981) - Transformation scene

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Fitzpatrick.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Charles Previn

    The Wolf Man (1941) - Universal fanfare; Titles

    Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William T. Stromberg.
    • MARCO POLO.
  • Gus Edwards

    By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (1953) -By The Light Of The Silvery Moon

    Singer: Doris Day. Singer: Gordon MacRae.
  • Gus Edwards

    By The Light Of The Silvery Moon(1953) - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon

    Performer: Mrs. Mills.
    • EMI GOLD.
  • Joe Hisaishi

    The Princess Kaguya (2013) - Flying

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • TOKUMA JAPAN COMMUNICATIONS.
  • James Horner

    Apollo 13 (1995) - The Launch

    Performer: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: James Horner.
    • MCA.
  • Julian Nott

    A Grand Day Out (1989) Theme and Chase

    Music Arranger: Nic Raine. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nic Raine.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
  • Laurie Johnson

    First Men In The Moon(1961) - Prelude

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Cloud Nine.
  • Willy Schmidt-Gentner

    Frau Im Mond (Woman On The Moon) (1929) Theme

  • Laibach/Wagner

    Iron Sky (2011) - Space Battle Suite

    Ensemble: Laibach.
    • MUTE.
  • Gy├Ârgy Ligeti

    2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968) Lux Aeternum

    Choir: Stuttgart Scholas Cantorum. Conductor: Clytus Gottwald.
    • CBS.
  • Clint Mansell

    Moon (2009) - Welcome To Lunar Industries

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • BLACK.
  • Leith Stevens

    Destination Moon (1950) - Main Title and The Blockhouse

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Heinz Sandauer.
    • Red Bitch Music.
  • Pharrell Williams

    Hidden Figures (2016) - Hidden Figures

    Composer: Ben Wallfisch. Composer: Hans Zimmer. Performer: Studio Orchestra.
    • Columbia / i am OTHER entertainment.
  • Nicholas Britell

    Moonlight (2016) - End Titles Suite

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • LAKESHORE.

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