George Fenton

Planet Earth [Music from the BBC TV Series]

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The score for the fascinating BBC television series PLANET EARTH, this two-disc collection of short orchestral pieces is as stirring and compelling as the show itself. Composer and conductor David Fenton masterfully creates feelings of tension, peril, and sweet pastoral respite with his minimalist transpositions augmented by dramatic percussion and the occasional vocal. Standout tracks include the exotic “Namibia - The Lions And The Oryx,” the calm and soothing “Stalactite Gallery,” and the menacing “Bat Hunt.”

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Planet Earth, television series score
1 1:57
2 3:27
3 3:25
4 3:06
5 3:00
6 2:26
7 2:58
8 3:49
9 2:20
10 4:09
11 2:05
12 2:01
13 2:38
14 3:59
15 1:53
16 5:30
17 4:58
18 1:42
19 5:10

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Planet Earth, television series score
1 2:40
2 3:46
3 3:46
4 2:40
5 3:20
6 5:18
7 2:44
8 2:36
9 2:54
10 4:09
11 4:39
12 3:43
13 5:39
14 2:42
15 2:58
16 2:27
17 3:44
18 1:16
19 3:38
20 2:49
21 2:05
22 3:13
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