'Moonrise Kingdom' Soundtrack Features Françoise Hardy, Hank Williams, Alexandre Desplat & Lots Of Classical Music

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by Kevin Jagernauth
May 2, 2012 11:26 AM
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It just over two weeks the verdict will be in for Wes Anderson's Cannes Film Festival opener "Moonrise Kingdom" and the fact that it's the director's first period film (taking place in the '60s) isn't the only major change fans can expect.

The official soundtrack details have finally been unveiled and unlike the pop and classic rock heavy tracklists of his previous films, this one is serving up a lot more classic music along with new pieces by Alexandre Desplat. As has been previously reportedFrançoise Hardy's "Le Temps De L’amour" (the song featured in the trailer) and legendary country troubadour Hank Williams (who has three songs here) will be featured. But they are really the only two artists on board as the rest is filled out intriguingly with music performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic and pieces from composer Benjamin Britten (you can hear Britten's 'Cuckoo' in the trailer). And a final note, we're not sure what the tune "An die Musik" by Alexandra Rubner and Christopher Manien is, but it was previously featured on the soundtrack to Agnès Jaoui's 2004 film "Comme une image."

It's a nice change in direction for Anderson, who cold have so easily just blanketed the movie in songs from the era, but it looks like a different tone will be evoked with the selection here. The soundtrack will hit stores on May 22nd, a few days before the film opens on May 25th. Full tracklist below and head over to Pitchfork to hear a portion of Desplat's suite.

"Moonrise Kingdom" Soundtrack Tracklist

01 Leonard Bernstein & the New York Philharmonic - "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34: Themes A-F"
02 Peter Jarvis and His Drum Corps - "Camp Ivanhoe Cadence Medley"
03 English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten - "'Playful Pizzicato' from Simple Symphony, Op. 4"
04 Hank Williams - "Kaw-Liga"
05 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 Channon, Norman Del Mar - "Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: 'Noye, Noye, Take Thou Thy Company'"
06 Alexandre Desplat - "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 1: A Veiled Mist"
07 Alexandre Desplat - "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 2: Smoke/Fire"
08 Alexandre Desplat - "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 3: The Salt Air"
09 Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten - "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2: 'On the Ground, Sleep Sound'"
10 Hank Williams - "Long Gone Lonesome Blues"
11 Leonard Bernstein & the New York Philharmonic - "Le Carnaval des Animaux: 'Volière'"
12 Françoise Hardy - "Le Temps de l'Amour"
13 Alexandra Rubner, Christopher Manien - "An die Musik"
14 Hank Williams - "Ramblin' Man"
15 Choir of Downside School, Purley, Viola Tunnard, Benjamin Britten - "Songs From Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: 'Old Abram Brown'"
16 Alexandre Desplat - "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe Parts 4-6: Thunder, Lightning, and Rain"
17 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, Trevor Anthony, Chorus of Animals, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar - "Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: 'The Spacious Firmament on High'"
18 Trevor Anthony, Chorus of Animals, Sheila Rex, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar - "Noye's Fludde, Op. 59: 'Noye, Take Thy Wife Anone'"
19 Leonard Bernstein & The New York Philharmonic - "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 Fugue: Allegro Motto"
20 Choir of Downside School, Purley, Viola Tunnard, Benjamin Britten - "Songs From Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: 'Cuckoo!'"
21 Alexandre Desplat - "The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 7: After The Storm"

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4 Comments

  • LeFrench | August 21, 2012 10:52 AMReply

    About "An die musik", it's a classic "lied" (song) from Frantz Schubert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_die_Musik).
    At the start of the tune you can hear Agnes Jaoui (director and actress) talking to the leading actress ('Is it ok, can we start ? Wait a seconde, breathe, ok here we go").

  • PL | May 15, 2012 9:39 AMReply

    Because of Anderson I discovered Françoise Hardy, great french singer from 62 to… 2012.

  • cirkusfolk | May 2, 2012 5:34 PMReply

    So disappointed in this tracklisting. Yes, it's different, but the one thing fans of Anderson want is a good soundtrack filled with mostly obscure songs from great artists of the 60s and 70s. Personally, I think this soundtrack sounds like a bore. So let's count them up...1) No Owen Wilson 2) Different font 3)PG-13 4) Period piece 5) Totally different soundtrack 6) Different composer....I guess Wes has finally listened to his critics that claimed he makes the same movie over and over :(

  • DG | May 2, 2012 12:17 PMReply

    Is there no Owen Wilson in this movie? I think that would make it the first Wes Anderson movie that didn't involve him in some way. Kind of a shame because the best ones are the ones he helped write.

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