In the Shadow of the Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||Opening Titles||Philip Sheppard||2:17||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Mare Nectaris||Philip Sheppard||1:57||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||X15 Jet||Philip Sheppard||1:19||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Gemini to Apollo 1||Philip Sheppard||2:51||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Elegy||Philip Sheppard||1:07||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Crawler||Philip Sheppard||1:47||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Good Earth||Philip Sheppard||2:40||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Vigil - Eve of Launch||Philip Sheppard||2:19||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Launch||Philip Sheppard||3:40||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Staging||Philip Sheppard||1:36||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Go for TLI||Philip Sheppard||1:43||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Mare Serenitas||Philip Sheppard||1:19||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Eagle Has Wings||Philip Sheppard||1:55||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Lunar Descent||Philip Sheppard||4:09||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Eagle Has Landed||Philip Sheppard||1:35||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Loneliest Man||Philip Sheppard||1:45||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Down Ladder||Philip Sheppard||2:21||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Raising the Flag||Philip Sheppard||1:47||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Apollo 13||Philip Sheppard||1:21||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Lunar Ascent||Philip Sheppard||1:43||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Epiphany||Philip Sheppard||1:15||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Re-Entry||Philip Sheppard||3:26||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Downlink||Philip Sheppard||7:27||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||End Titles||Philip Sheppard||2:17||£0.79||View In iTunes|
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Philip Sheppard, a cellist and professor at the Royal Academy of Music, seems to have had a great opportunity as a composer in working on the documentary In the Shadow of the Moon, which traces the NASA space program with extensive restored footage. Unlike a dramatic feature, such a film provides lengthy, slow-moving shots of remarkable visuals of the earth and the moon, and Sheppard has provided an appropriate soundtrack. The traditional way of handling such film stock would be with classical-sounding orchestral pieces; in more recent times, contemporary composers, notably Philip Glass have accompanied documentaries like Koyaanisqatsi with rapid, repetitive rhythmic figures to convey energy. Sheppard seems to be familiar with both approaches, and he uses them both, sometimes in the same cue, such as "X15 Jet," which has an attractive melody and a Glass-like rhythm pattern. Much the same is true of "Re-Entry." The story of the moon landings is not only one of triumph and great pictures of space, but also includes some tense and even tragic moments, which Sheppard conveys in such cues as "Elegy" and "Crawler," using familiar orchestral methods to convey sadness and suspense. But for the most part this is music to accompany a heroic saga played out against breathtaking scenery.
Beautiful heroic music
The overwhelming images in the film are really powered along by this fantastic evocative music.I get goose bumps every time I hear it.Totally brilliant.
I've been a soundtrack fan all my life, and quite simply, this is up with the best of them. Breathtaking!
Spine-chilling music. Inspirational.