Metsän Tarina (The Tale of a Forest)
Music By: Panu Aaltio
A strong contender for the title ‘Best Documentary Score’ of the year 2012, Panu Aaltio’s original music for the first Finnish feature length nature documentary to receive a wide domestic theatrical release is a also one of the most beautiful soundtracks of the year. Following the example set by composers such as Bruno Coulais (Oceans, Winged Migration) and George Fenton (Planet Earth, Life), Aaltio underscores the drama and emotions of this wildlife adventure with broad but sophisticated brush strokes. Several themes are heard throughout the score, and the sheer beauty of these tracks are contrasted by playful scherzos showcasing inspired writing for flutes, woodwinds and pizzicato strings and majestic fanfares for brass, strings and percussion.
5/5 I have become a huge fan of Panu Aaltio's work over the last year and over this year I have been changing and growing to fit the environment... as I lead into "The Tale of a Forest". It is another wonderful piece from this composer who before this released "Dawn Of The Dragonslayer" [READ REVIEW], which has become one of my personal favorites. He has grown as well to this release shaping his style to fit this documentry and I say "Bravo!"
I wanted to share the trailer and I think I have... it's beautiful!