Earth: Voices of a Planet

Earth: Voices of a Planet

by Paul Winter Consort



Winter regulars and some special guest artists have put together a musical journey that starts in North America and travels through Africa, Antarctica, South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Selections feature indigenous nature sounds and traditional influences from various regions.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/1991
Label: Living Music
UPC: 0010488001925
catalogNumber: 19

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Winter Consort   Primary Artist
David Darling   Cello
Paul Halley   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Pipe organ
Paul Winter   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Glen Velez   Percussion,Drums,Stick,Caixa,Caxixi,Bendir,Bullroar
John Clark   French Horn
Paul Berliner   Horn,Foot Percussion,Kudu Horn
Thiago de Mello   Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Voices,Whistle (Instrument)
Guilherme Franco   Drums,Surdo,Agogo
Eugene Friesen   Cello,Vocals,Voices
Ross Landau   Bass,Percussion
Rhonda Larson   Flute
Kenny Mazur   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Paul McCandless   Oboe
Ted Moore   Percussion
Maria Nefedova   Vocals
Mark Perchanok   Heckelphone
Dmitri Pokrovsky   Vocals
Irina Ponomaryova   Vocals
Elena Sidorenko   Vocals
Tamara Smyslova   Vocals
Steve Turre   Didjeridu
Paul Wertico   Cymbals,Drums
Kwaku Dadey   Drums
Dean Markely   Strings
Nina Savitskaya   Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Halley   Producer
Paul Winter   Producer
Dave Green   Engineer
Eugene Friesen   Producer
Anna Konukhova   Contributor
Ross Landau   Producer,Engineer
Rhonda Larson   Producer
Kenny Mazur   Engineer
Maria Nefedova   Contributor
Irina Ponomaryova   Contributor
Elena Sidorenko   Contributor
Tamara Smyslova   Contributor
Judy Elliott-Brown   Engineer
Chez Liley   Liner Notes
Hannah Hinchman   Illustrations
Dixon Van Winkle   Engineer
Chris Brown   Engineer

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Earth: Voices of a Planet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This musical offering was created by the Paul Winter Consort and friends to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Earth Day. “Earth: Voices of a Planet” does a good job of showcasing the diverse creativity of this group’s work, with a special focus on their efforts to collaborate with wildlife and the environment. The tone of the album tends toward the classically symphonic and avant garde as the consort staples of pipe organ, cello, flute, saxophone, piano and French horn blend with the calls of elephants, whales and birds, and the sounds of water and wind. Moods of the compositions range from cheerful to mysterious, playful to respectful. As in much of Winter’s work, the animals are often allowed to take the lead while the human musicians follow along, respectfully and artfully arranging their melodies and harmonies around the voices of their creature counterparts. Also as usual, the music is fascinating to follow: never boring and never the same. Yet there is a continuity to the Winter Consort’s work and a consistency to their voice. Drawing inspiration from many corners of the world, these musicians consistently find ways to blend diverse elements into a harmonious and triumphant whole. Defying traditional categorizations like jazz, classical, ethnic or New Age, their music creates a style unto itself, and one well worth hearing!