George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra

Planet Earth [Original Television Soundtrack]

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AllMusic Review by Paula Carino

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 Stream
Planet Earth, television series score
1 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 01:57 Amazon
2 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:27 Amazon
3 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:25 Amazon
4 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:06 Amazon
5 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:00 Amazon
6 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:26 Amazon
7 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:58 Amazon
8 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:49 Amazon
9 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:20 Amazon
10 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 04:09 Amazon
11 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:05 Amazon
12 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:01 Amazon
13 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:38 Amazon
14 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:59 Amazon
15 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 01:53 Amazon
16 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 05:30 Amazon
17 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 04:58 Amazon
18 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 01:42 Amazon
19 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 05:10 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Planet Earth, television series score
1 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:40 Amazon
2 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:46 Amazon
3 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:46 Amazon
4 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:40 Amazon
5 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:20 Amazon
6 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 05:18 Amazon
7 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:44 Amazon
8 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:36 Amazon
9 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:54 Amazon
10 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 04:09 Amazon
11 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 04:39 Amazon
12 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:43 Amazon
13 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 05:39 Amazon
14 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:42 Amazon
15 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:58 Amazon
16 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:27 Amazon
17 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:44 Amazon
18 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 01:16 Amazon
19 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:38 Amazon
20 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:49 Amazon
21 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 02:05 Amazon
22 George Fenton / BBC Concert Orchestra feat: The BBC Orchestra 03:13 Amazon
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