“Best of Soundtrack” Celebrates Biodiversity!

May 22, 2021, 8:55 am

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This week on Best of Soundtrack, we’re showing some love for our planet, and beyond, by celebrating International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22! This is a day dedicated to making sure that Earth remains a place where all creatures—no matter what environment they depend on—can not only survive, but also thrive. Our contribution to the cause is sharing music that evokes the breadth and scope of the Natural World, with past Soundtrack favorites by Jerome Moross, Hans Zimmer, Gustav Holst, and John Williams. Join us from your natural habitat and celebrate Biodiversity!


Jerome Moross:  The Big Country/Main theme from the original motion picture soundtrack.

Jerome Moross: Variations on a Waltz for Orchestra, Joanne Falletta leading the London symphony Orchestra.

Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo: Gusty Garden, from the video game Mario Galaxy.

Hans Zimmer: a suite from the soundtrack of Planet Earth II (2016).

Gustav Holst: The Planets/ Mars and Venus, recorded by Leonard Slatkin and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

John Williams: Jurassic Park/Main theme, the composer leading the Vienna Philharmonic.