Press Release from Quartet:
Quartet Records, in collaboration with MovieScore Media, presents a mammoth 3-CD special edition featuring Panu Aaltio’s acclaimed, award-winning music for the Tale trilogy.
This trio of Finnish nature documentaries chronicles the exciting wildlife of the North in three episodes: TALE OF A FOREST (2012). TALE OF A LAKE (2016) and TALE OF THE SLEEPING GIANTS (2021). Featuring breathtaking photography of the three main ecosystems, the Tale series was a surprise hit in Finnish cinemas and has built up a substantial following outside the country as well.
Each of the three scores won in the “Best Original Score for a Documentary” category at the International Film Music Critics Association Awards in their respective years. These hauntingly beautiful nature documentary soundtracks feature unique elements, such as the voice of Johanna Kurkela in TALE OF LAKE and the female ethno-quartet Tuuletar in TALE OF THE SLEEPING GIANTS.
The first two scores were released on CD by MovieScore Media but both have been out of print for years and are now very hard to find. In this new edition we present them remastered and expanded with some bonus tracks. SLEEPING GIANTS was previously released only in digital format; this premiere CD edition features the same content.
The lavishly designed package design includes illustrated liner notes by Dr. Gergely Hubai discussing the scores, based on an extensive discussion by Panu Aaltio himself.