Music for Mother Nature

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

In honor of Earth Day (April 22), we hear music evocative of the creatures and landscapes of our planet. Nature documentaries are not only a rich source of images of the world around us; they also provide some wonderful music.

Hear soundtracks from Ernst Reijseger for Werner Herzog, Elmer Bernstein for National Geographic, George Fenton and Sarah Class for the BBC, and more.

Comments [5]

David Garland

@Carloh Kranke: I'm not certain if you're referring to Sarah Class' music for "Africa," or Ernst Reijseger's music for Herzog, which includes a Senegalese singer, but this should help: Here's the playlist, showing Composer - Film Title - Track Title:

Sarah Class - Africa - River of Life

Sarah Class - Africa - Bull Elephant Fight

Jerome Morross - Grizzly! - Introduction and Main Title

Jerome Morross - Grizzly! - Careful Observation/Radio Tracking/Building Families

Ernst Reijseger - Requiem for a Dying Planet ("Requiem for a Dying Planet" combines the scores for Herzog's "The Wild Blue Yonder" and "The White Diamond") - Sanctus - Winter & Winter

Bruno Coulais - Oceans - A L'Aventure

Bruno Coulais - Microcosmos - Carnivorous Plant

Bruno Coulais - Microcosmos - Night

Lalo Schifrin - The Hellstrom Chronicle - Metamorphosis

Elmer Bernstein - Yankee Sails Across Europe - Open Seas/Challenges of the Rhone

Elmer Bernstein - Yankee Sails Across Europe - Opening Montage and Main Title

Philip Glass - Anima Mundi – The Journey, The Ark

Apr. 23 2013 02:32 PM
Carloh Krancke from New York City

how can I find out the name of the African music so I can buy the album?

Apr. 20 2013 09:53 PM

There's just something about that National Geographic theme by Elmer Bernstein that grabs me every time.

Apr. 20 2013 09:51 PM

Oooh. This soundtrack from Werner Herzog's movie is stunning.

Apr. 20 2013 09:22 PM
Mr. Brian D. Johnson from Livermore, Calif.

Loved the opening piece and the soundtrack from the Africa documentary.

Apr. 20 2013 09:10 PM

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