Message from discussion Music for "Moonrise Kingdom."
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From: David Samuel Barr <dsb...@mindspring.com>
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Subject: Re: Music for "Moonrise Kingdom."
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It's the theme statement from Benjamin Britten's
"Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra", Op. 34
(1946), which is a set of variations and fugue
on the Rondeau from Henry Purcell's incidental
music to Aphra Behn's play, "Abdelazer" (1695).
> Re: Music for "Moonrise Kingdom."
> This is one of those things that I should know,
> and should be embarrassed to ask, but I'm
> mystified by this, and need help; there is a
> new film coming out (with Bill Murray and a
> bunch of other well known actors), called
> "Moonrise Kingdom." The commercials for this
> film are showing on tv all the time, and the
> music behind it is some orchestral piece which
> is very familiar -- I've played it before --
> but which I cannot identify for some reason.
> I hesitate to say whether it's even baroque or
> classical (or romantic??).
> Anyone recognize that tune?