Magical scores with world class musicians
Earth’s Greatest Spectacles

“...this sumptuously rich documentary….a glorious sight of nature…” Mail on Sunday

​Three very different films make up the BBC Natural History unit series Earth’s Greatest Spectacles.

The Forests of New England and the riotous colour of the Fall - with folksongs from the northern Appalachians pervading a score full of the magic of the forest.

The northern winter wasteland of Svalbard coming alive with the return of the sun - momentous natural events brought to life with music both metronomic and uplifting.

And Okavango, part of the year practically a desert and the rest of the time the world’s largest inland river delta - with the voices and percussion of Africa in a sweeping cinematic score.

The ensemble of musicians are driven by the Emperor Quartet - the nucleus of Peter Gabriel’s New Blood Orchestra. Our special guest artist is Jacqui Dankworth.

Click here to see a short film on the BBC website showing how the music was created

video clips from Earth’s Greatest Spectacles
audio clips from Earth’s Greatest Spectacles