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SILCD1759 The Moonwalkers

The Moonwalkers
The Moonwalkers
Anne Nikitin

The Moonwalkers
The Moonwalkers CD
Anne Nikitin

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The Original Orchestral Score composed by Anne Nikitin for THE MOONWALKERS: A JOURNEY WITH TOM HANKS at Lightroom. The composer’s rousing soundscape to this epic experience which offers a unique perspective on humankind’s past and future voyages to the moon, was performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the iconic Abbey Road Studios. The show opened at London’s Lightroom on 6th December 2023 and will continue until 13th October 2024.

From Lightrooms’ remarkable space, almost identical in size to NASA’s Apollo Mission Control, audiences are transported to the lunar surface by spectacular NASA footage and photography remastered by Andy Saunders. The show, co-written by Hanks and double BAFTA-Nominated Christopher Riley and directed by 59 Productions Lysander Ashton and Nick Corrigan.

The score also features The London Bulgarian Choir with soloist Dessislava Stefanova (choir leader) and soloist Grace Davidson (soprano) along with Peter Gregson (electric cello), Richard Harwood (cello) and Tom Pigott-Smith (violin). On the genesis of this album, the composer says –

“I’ve been fascinated by space for as long as I can remember – as a child I’d stare at the night sky in awe and wonder and could proudly name the planets and their moons in order from the sun. So being asked to compose the music for The Moonwalkers was a dream come true.

I wanted to represent the moon in its various guises: sometimes ethereal and magnificent, at other times dark and mysterious. I also paid homage to popular music of the era, from the blues to prog rock. But mostly I wanted to enhance a show that celebrates human achievement and peace and hope for all mankind. The result was an epic and eclectic score featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Bulgarian Choir recorded at Abbey Road Studios. In addition, I got to work with some of my favourite musicians on harmonica, Hammond organ, guitars, drums and electric cello. The score also features the angelic voice of Grace Davidson and the other-worldly vocals of Dessislava Stefanova, each of them portraying the various incarnations of the moon.”


Anne Nikitin is an Emmy and two-time Ivor Novello nominated composer known for her versatility in creating bold and inventive sound worlds spanning a range of genres across film and television. She was named Classic FM’s “Composer to Watch” and Film 4’s “composer who should be on your radar”.

Recent TV scores include the Netflix hit series ONE DAY based on David Nicholls’ acclaimed novel; the Apple TV+ thriller HIJACK starring Idris Elba; and the Emmy- winning series THE DROPOUT (Hulu/Disney+) starring Amanda Seyfried. Recent movies include I.S.S., a high-octane space thriller starring Ariana deBose; MOTHER’S INSTINCT, a psychological drama starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway; LITTLE WING for Paramount+ starring Brian Cox and Brooklynn Prince; and the Netflix movie SCOOP starring Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper and Rufus Sewell.

Tracklist

1. Lift Off
2. Our Companion
3. We Choose To Go To The Moon
4. Overview Effect
5. Lunar Orbit
6. Mission Control
7. One Small Step
8. Sistine Chapel
9. The Inky Void
10. Lunar Rover
11. Earthrise
12. Moon Rock
13. Return To Earth
14. For All Mankind

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