Music from the Oscar-winning film, composed by Nicholas Britell
The affecting score to a powerful coming-of-age story!
Special limited edition on transparent blue vinyl
A rising star at the time of the film's release, having recently penned music for Oscar winners "12 Years a Slave" ("additional music") and "The Big Short," composer/pianist Nicholas Britell provided the original score for the 2016 character drama "Moonlight." The film examines the coming of age of an African-American male as he grapples with being true to himself while navigating expectations.
Britell offers poignant accompaniment via mostly minimal arrangements. The recurring "Little's Theme" (subtly reworked for "Chiron's Theme" and "Black's Theme") consists of only piano and violin, instruments performed on the recording by Britell himself and Tim Fain, respectively. The composer also experimented with "chopped and screwed" versions of his chamber pieces, manipulating the playback of cellos, violins, and piano, as on "Chiron's Theme Chopped & Screwed (Knock Down Stay Down)." More intangible pieces include the ominous "Sweet Dreams" and "You Don't Even Know," which quietly combines percussion, orchestral noise, and mechanical sound effects.
|Every N****r Is a Star – Boris Gardiner|
|Vesperae Solennes de Confessore – Laudate Dominum, K. 339 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)|
|The Middle of The World|
|Chiron’s Theme Chopped & Screwed (Knock Down Stay Down)|
|You Don’t Even Know|
|Don’t Look at Me|
|Cell Therapy – Goodie Mob|
|Atlanta Ain’t But So Big|
|Hello Stranger – Barbara Lewis|
|Who Is You?|
|End Credits Suite|
|Bonus Track: The Culmination|