Instrumental Earth Music
Many instrumental compositions feature the Earth, Nature, or the Environment.
From classical composers to the most recent "New Age" style of music,
Nature and the Environment is a popular theme. It is impossible to list
even a fraction of such music, but featured here are a few of the composers
or recording studios that feature such music, and which have a web presence.
Also included are those which feature nature's own music. If you know of more notable resources,
please let me know!
- Clinton Clark, Creation of Evolution Suite
The Creation of Evolution Suite is a musical story telling of an intelligently guided creation of our home universe; a miraculous universe based on the divine axioms of energy, matter, space and time. The story progresses from the beginning of time to mankind.
- The CUSCO Website
- James Denali: Alaskan Dreams
- Robert Hoyt
- Moon Trail Way Music - Digital recordings of animals and environment sounds native to the Rocky Mountain region - listen to their recordings of Elk bugling!
- Frog and Toad Songs - Nature Sound page, with photos and frog voices.
- Living Sound - Bird songs and other pure nature recordings, without voice overs or music.
- Chris Kubie - The Thirteen Moons - inspired by Jean Craighead George stories.
- The Nature of Narada by Various Narada Artists, a 2-CD Collection Inspired by Nature. An outstanding collection of Narada's best-selling new age catalog, this collection features tracks from Keiko Matsui, Jesse Cook, David Lanz, Mia Jang, Tingstad & Rumbel, and more of Narada's top contemporary instrumental artists.
- Tobias Picker, Old and Lost Rivers is a hauntingly beautiful orchesrtal piece. The Youtube video shows visually a losing stream, that is, a river that decreases in volume as it flows. It has been recorded several times; by the Houston Symphony, with Christoph Eschenbach as conductor, and in the solo version, with Christoph Eschenbach as pianist, on the Virgin Classics label; by the London Symphony Orchestra, with John Williams as conductor, on the Sony Classical label; and in the version for solo piano, performed by Ursula Oppens, on the Wergo and Music and Arts label, and by David Troy Francis, on the Barbarian Records label.
- Bruce Kurnow - Portraits of Nature
- The Nature Company - Last Great Place on Earth Series - by Dennis Hysom, integrates recordings from nature with Hysom's music. The series includes Badlands, Bayou, Carribean, Cloud Forest, Glacier Bay, and others. Unfortunately, this series is no longer available the Nature Company was bought out by the Discovery Channel and has gone all to hell.
- NorthSound Recordings
- Numinous Records- Featuring "Images From Earth: a history of the planet through music". It is a musical interpretation of the geologic, biologic, & anthropologic evolution of Earth. From "The First Dawn" to "Tectonics", from "Dinosaurs" to "Humanity", each track on the CD portrays a major era or event in Earth's 4.6 billion years of development.
- John Weider - Ancient's Weep - A New Age Fusion album. From the liner notes: "Ancient's Weep" is devoted to a timeless expression and the deep concern for our fragile planet and the beautiful creatures that inhabit it. The "Ancients" are the extinct species, no longer struggling for their own survival, but whose spririts cry out with hope for the present and the future ...
- Weapons of Sound - This UK band is a professional team of percussionists who play on nothing other than recycled junk instruments i.e. kitchen sinks, gas pipes, shopping trolleys and much more. since 1993, they have played at a variety of educational, environmental awareness, festival and corporate performances and workshops. This band is best appreciated on their YouTube Video page.
- Earth Songs Home
- Audio Sources for Earth Songs
- Albums Featuring Environmental Songs
- Individual Earth Songs by Various Artists
- Instrumental Earth Music
- Environmental Songbooks
- Environmentalists in Song
- Songs of World Peace
- Environmental Music Links
This page is maintained by Harold Wood.
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