Personnel includes: John Williams (conductor); Sting, Michael Dees (vocals); Dick Nash (trombone).
Producers: John Williams, Kim Turner, Sting.
Engineers: Shawn Murphy, Simon Osborne, Steve Orchard.
"Moonlight," by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and John Williams, was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television.
Sydney Pollack's 1995 remake of the classic romantic comedy Sabrina may have proven a commercial and critical failure, but John Williams' charming score boasts an intimacy and refinement that beautifully complement the film's nouveau riche ambience. Drawing upon Williams' formative experiences as a jazz pianist, Sabrina eschews the widescreen theatrics of his most famous scores in favor of tuxedo-tailed sophistication. The music is feather-light and profoundly romantic, painstakingly evoking the sound and spirit of golden-age Hollywood. Only Sting's banal performance of Williams' "Moonlight" breaks the music's spell. ~ Jason Ankeny