The proud Gulf state of Qatar boasts an enviable catalogue of documentary films commissioned to capture and celebrate the many aspects of its culture and natural history. These movies combine ravishing visuals with equally colourful soundtracks - including these four sumptuous original scores from composer Stuart Hancock.
Alongside suites of highlights from Qatar Dream 2030, Written In The Sand and Birdlife of Qatar, we present Hancock's elegant complete score for The Desert Treasure, which has garnered two major international awards. Performed by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, the scores are a rich blend of lyrical symphonic western orchestration, Persian instrumentation and contemporary electronics that reflect the grace, mystery, nobility and vibrant colours of this flourishing nation.
2013 Best Documentary Score - Jerry Goldsmith Awards
2013 Violette d'Oro for Best Soundtrack - Parma International Music Film Festival
2014 Gold Medal / Audience Choice for Best Impact of Music for a Documentary Film - Park City Film Music Festival