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Space music for young people + space music videos
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Adventures in Sound and Space
Photo courtesy Jack Diamond
Adventures in Sound and Space
by Col Frank Erhardt & Cast
(RCA, circa 1958)

Children of the 50's were taken into space by Col. Erhardt.
Find more Young Peoples' Space Albums of Space Age Pop.


Space Music for Young People

AstroCappella 2.0
On the AstroCappella 2.0 CD, The Chromatics use a marvelous a cappella
sound to produce the best toe-tapping astonomy lessons you ever heard!

The combination of music and space works great for opening up the imagination of kids. For fun or school, one can find space music both for entertainment and for education.


AstroCappella: Astronomy by Music!
The musical project AstroCappela is "a marriage of astronomy and music, developed by astronomers and professionally recorded by the a cappella group" The Chromatics: Full Spectrum A Cappella

This talented group of singers, some of whom work for NASA, bring a fresh and wonderful sense of musical fun to the teaching of astronomy.

The lyrics to their songs involve an astronomy theme and are combined with activity and lesson plans.

For example, the Sun Song (hear the MP3 version) describes the workings of the sun and its chromosphere. They provide background info on the sun and a lesson plan.

They recently released a "new 13-song AstroCappella 2.0 CD/CD-ROM, including all our songs, plus lesson plans, new activities, games, quizzes, music videos, and more!"

Space Oddity - David Bowie and Andrew Kolb
The artist Andrew Kolb has created a children's book from the song Space Oddity by David Bowie. You can view the book on line and even download it in pdf format for free: Space Oddity - David Bowie Children's Book by David Bowie, illustrated by Andrew Kolb.

Here is a video that combines the music and art:

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Space Oddity by David Bowie illustrated by Andrew Kolb from Simon Victor on Vimeo.

Other info:

SpaceSongs
This is a

"musical story of 4 schoolchildren on an imaginary trip to outer space. Join them in song for an exciting voyage through our solar system , and learn about 'The Planets', 'Teamwork', 'Recycling', and 'Jungle In The Sky!'. During their fascinating journey, the SpaceSongs Explorers discover various scientific facts and make their celestial observations."

More Space Music for Kids of All Ages

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Dancing On The Moon (1935) - Dave Fleischer

Yuri's Night -
The World Space Party

Yuri's Night

In celebration of the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's and humanity's first flight into space on April 12, 1961, "Yuri's Night" parties began to be held all over the world every April 12th. The intial project in 2001 was a great success with 64 parties in 29 countries on 7 continents.

Created by Loretta Hidalgo and George Whitesides, the event has continued to be held every April and looks set to continue into the future. In 2009, to avoid a conflict with Easter on April 12, parties will be held over the whole period from April 4-12.


Space Music Resources

Here is provided a diverse range of resources related to space music.


General Music Resources

Music & Sci-Fi
Space Musicals/Events

Mars Society Song Contest - Rouget de Lisle Contest
The Mars Society sponsored a contest for a Mars theme song in 2000. The results were announced on May 1, 2000 with 5 finalists and 5 honorable mention songs chosen out of 35 entries.

The winning song, The Pioneers of Mars, can be found on the To Touch the Stars space music CD.

Lyrics for one song available at Pegasus Filk Awards' Brainstorming Site : Way to Mars

Space Music Productions
Other Space Related Music

Music and Science
Some musicians are inspired by science in general to make music. hey may include astronomy and space exploration music but as a subset of their work.

Discographies & Stores for Hard to Find Music
Music & Multimedia Resources
Reference Articles
  • Spacesongs, Final Frontier, Dec. 1988.
  • Darren L. Burnham, Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars - Discography, Spaceflight Vol. 36 No. 5, May 1994.
  • Bert Vis, Cosmic Tunes, Spaceflight, Vol. 39, Oct. 1997.
  • Space Milestones In Song - Space.com - Aug.26.00

Space Music Videos

Combining space music with video.


The Sky - written and sun by Juni Fisher. It is included as a sound track to a video of images taken during a JP Aerospace balloon flight.

EarthLight
The Earthlight DVD & VHS combines music and imagery of earth taken from space.

"EARTHLIGHT features breathtaking, never-before-seen digital video of the Earth shot by NASA astronauts from hundreds of miles in space, plus 80 minutes of dazzling Dolby Digital instrumental music by Ryan Shore."

"EARTHLIGHT's continuous play and video screensavers offer hours of viewing, listening, and relaxation."

Stargaze
Another DVD that presents astronomy imagery to music:

"StarGaze brings the beauty and majesty of the universe to your home theatre, direct from the Hubble Space Telescope. With over an hour of the most incredible images of the universe you'll ever see, plus Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound music from 2002, StarGaze will quickly become a favorite in your DVD collection."

Mars: The Red Planet
This DVD has an 80min section of Mars imagery combined with Dolby Digital music performed by Ryan Shore.

However, this DVD also includes a host of other features such as interactive videos, maps, Mars spacecraft history and graphics, screensavers and more.

Music videos
The ARTS channel on our local cable TV occasionally broadcasts, late at night, several classical music "space" videos. These include one video with a montage of Apollo photos while Bethoven's Moonlight Sonata plays. Another similar video has Sarah Brightman's La Lune for the soundtrack. Yet another plays Ganymeade by Giovanni Marradi.

More space music videos

Here is a feast for the eyes and ears of those who love both Pick Floyd and the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey : Pink Floyd's "Echoes" = 2001's Space Baby? - Listening Post from Wired.com. See also Jupiter And Beyond The Infinite | Synchronicity Arkive.

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And another Pink Floyd video:

 

The Art of C. Sergent Lindsey
NewSpace Watch at NSG

 

 

 

 

 


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