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In the Shadow of the Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Download links and information about In the Shadow of the Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Philip Sheppard. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 55:36 minutes.

Artist: Philip Sheppard
Release date: 2007
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 24
Duration: 55:36
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No. Title Length
1. Opening Titles 2:17
2. Mare Nectaris 1:57
3. X15 Jet 1:19
4. Gemini to Apollo 1 2:51
5. Elegy 1:07
6. Crawler 1:47
7. The Good Earth 2:40
8. Vigil - Eve of Launch 2:19
9. The Launch 3:40
10. Staging 1:36
11. Go for TLI 1:43
12. Mare Serenitas 1:19
13. The Eagle Has Wings 1:55
14. Lunar Descent 4:09
15. The Eagle Has Landed 1:35
16. Loneliest Man 1:45
17. Down Ladder 2:21
18. Raising the Flag 1:47
19. Apollo 13 1:21
20. Lunar Ascent 1:43
21. Epiphany 1:15
22. Re-Entry 3:26
23. Downlink 7:27
24. End Titles 2:17



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.