Cetacean Audiography--CDs, Tapes, LPs, Online Sound Clips

Last update: July 1, 2005

Note: This audiography includes recordings of cetacean sounds, music that contains cetacean sounds, music inspired by cetaceans, cetacean-inspired lectures, guided meditations, etc. It is divided into two sections: complete albums/online sound clips and individual songs.

Click here to access Dolphin's Web site (dolphin@dolphinwave.org), which contains photos of covers and MP3-format sound samples for several of the cetacean CDs in the present audiography. There is also a recording of dolphin sounds in MP3 format that Dolphin made at his local dolphinarium.

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Actions and Musical Interactions with Free-Ranging Whales and Dolphins. CD-ROM. All titles produced by Ulisses Reinartz and KAIROS, except No. 1 and No. 11 produced by Olaf Wilms, Ulisses Reinartz, KAIROS, and Interzone Studio, 1996. Visit the above Web site to listen to tracks with Real Audio. To order, call 0049 33841 59545 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., or better fax: 0049 33841 59565. For further information, e-mail Ulisses at: ulisses@berlin.snafu.de.

From the liner notes: "This CD is dedicated to all whales, dolphins and to Homo sapiens musicus: that promising subspecies of the human being which learns to communicate by sound and rhythm.

"For dolphins and whales this is nothing notable: For them, World is Sound. By whistles and clicks they can communicate precisely and over long distances.

"For millions of years, whales and dolphins have developed a fascinating way of life. Their life is play, and their language is music. Their communication system makes it possible to live in a permanent state of direct transparency.

"When we come in contact with the cetaceans . . ., it is possible to rediscover our dormant communication potential.

"Why not bring musicians and dolphins together? One kind of interspecies communication is the joyful jam sessions, the meditative question-and-answer chorals, or the whistling small-talks that take place between humans and dolphins on board the Human-Dolphin Research Ship KAIROS."

This CD contains "the highlights of two years of actions and interactions with free-ranging whales, dolphins, and humans. Pilot whales, sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, musicians, singers, sailors, and technicians--together they produced a real sampler. It is everything your ears can experience on KAIROS."

Contents include: Globicephala Soundwave Meditation, Rolling Drums with Pilotwhales, Pilotwhale Duet, Echo-Song (Indian song with humans, pilot whales, and common dolphins), Hello Humans! (uncommon sounds of common dolphins), Hello Pilotwhale! (a single pilot whale greeting), "Talking" Bottlenose Dolphins and Clicking Spermwhales, Spermwhale Solo, Bottlenose Dolphins: Let's Talk Together, Bottlenose Dolphins: Low Frequency Clicks, Lonesome Whale Reggae (Do You Hear Me?) (a session between a pilot whale and Ulisses with drum forms the base for this reggae), Whistle-Smalltalk (pilot whales answer a human whale-pipe player), Whistles Which Are Produced Often (bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales), Repeated Whistles (pilot whales), Rare Whistles (pilot whales), Human Being Checked by Means of Clicks (bottlenose dolphin, pilot whales), Clicks at the Hunt (pilot whale, sperm whale), Unusual Series of Clicks (bottlenose dolphin, pilot whale), and Unusual Pulse Sounds (pilot whales, common dolphins).

Cetacean sounds recorded in Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Madeira, and Porto Santo.

Trisha: This is a delightful and unusual collection of both pure cetacean sounds and cetacean sounds intermixed with human music. It is unique among my fifty or so cetacean tapes and CDs, and I highly recommend it.

"Aldebaran and the Falling Star," written, composed, and performed by Bobby Bridger. For an MP3 file of one of the songs from "Aldebaran," click on "September 11" at Bobby's website.

From the website: "A children's fairy tale for adults, or an adult fairy tale for children. The three act work is an epic narrative consisting of fifteen songs interspersed amid text and dialogue rendered in Homeric couplet. Presented by a Balladeer, himself a sailor and storyteller. He has inherited the role of telling of this tale, having heard it from an old captain, when he was a child. The myth of the mysterious Captain Quince unfolds. Quince is the sole survivor of a bizarre ghost ship. Claiming to have gone down with his ship and crew into a whirlpool and returned. Quince appears insane so no one believes his strange story. Though shamed and outcast the once proud Captain Quince recounts his tale to pass it on to the children of the future. We follow Quince and a telepathic Dolphin on an enchanted journey over oceans of water and stars."

And God Created Great Whales, written, composed, and performed by Rinde Eckert. Featuring Nora Cole. Directed by David Schwitzer, The Foundry Theatre, New York, June 2000.

From a review in New York, November 19, 2001: "Eckert earned raves, an Obie, and A Drama Desk nomination in 2000 for his frantic and unpredictable music-theater work about a frazzled piano tuner who sets out to write an opera based on Moby Dick while dictating memos to himself on color-coded tape recorders. Eckert's terrific show is that rare instance of experimental theater in which the experiment actually works."

From a review by David Spencer (www.aislesay.com/NY-WHALES.html): ". . . it's not like anything else that ever existed, it deserves a much longer life than its limited off-off Broadway run, and if you miss it, you'll be shy one lifetime-worthy theatrical memory.

"Written, composed, and performed by Rinde Eckert, the 75-minute piece is about a composer [Nathan] who--we learn before the action begins--has been informed by doctors that he is losing his mind . . . The deterioration is inevitable and unstoppable.

"And he hasn't completed his opus yet: an opera based on Moby Dick.

". . . Thematically it's a fascinating riff on the nature of artistic obsession--the need to create as a compulsion, even a primal force. And what better metaphorical representation than the need to complete an opera based on Moby Dick--featuring Ahab, the ultimate obsessive. The completion of the opus is Nathan's great whale."

And God Created Great Whales. By Alan Hovhaness (composed 1970). Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor. Delos International, Inc., 1994. Also by Philharmonia Orchestra, David Amos, conductor. Crystal Records, Inc., 1989. Delos International, Inc., Hollywood & vine Plasa, 1645 North vine Street, Suite 340, Hollywood, California 90028, USA. Crystal Records, Inc., 2235 Willida Lane, Sedro Woolley, Washington 98284, USA.

Neil Stannard writes for the first CD above: "And God Created Great Whales (1970) is unique among the compositions on this disc. It is, in fact, less 'composed,' even at times aleatoric. Players are instructed to 'continue repetition, rapidly and not together in free non-rhythm chaos' for a given period of time; and later, 'very wild and powerful!' From the din, a pentatonic melody emerges, preparing the way for four recorded songs of the great humpback whale. (For musical purposes, the third song has been slowed down to lower the pitch, but the low pitch of the fourth remains at actual speed.) The result is a hauntingly portentous depiction of earth as it emerges from its primordial chaos. The composer writes: 'Free rhythmless vibrational passages, each string player playing independently, suggest waves in a vast ocean sky. Undersea mountains rise and fall in horns, trombones, and tuba. Music of whales also rises and falls like mountain ranges. Song of whales emerges like giant mythical sea bird. Man does not exist, has not been born in the solemn oneness of Nature.'"

For the second CD the composer writes: "In February 1970 Andre Kostelanetz and the New York Philharmonic commissioned me to compose a piece of music incorporating whale songs, and I found these sounds beautiful. The first New York performance was on June 11, 1970, at the New York Philharmonic Promendade concerts conducted by Andre Kostelanetz. The whale songs included Atlantic Ocean Humpback Whales. For the present recording we include Pacific Ocean Humpback Whales, Bowhead Whales, and Killer Whales . . .

"Rapid free rhythm passages in strings suggest the spirit of the sea, with trombones and tuba suggesting under sea mountains. Tiny sea creatures are suggested by woodwind staccato passages in sparkling free rhythm. Trombone and violin glissandi imitate whale songs. A simple pentatonic melody played by violins over harp sings a song of boundless oceans and waves. A giant wave or cyclone sound in free rhythm brings the music to a climactic close."

Peter Christ, Produced and President, Crystal Records, Inc.: "Used for this recording of And God Created Great Whales are tapes of Humpback and Killer Whales recorded by John Ford, Curator of Marine Mammals, Vancouver Aquarium; Bowhead, Humpback, and Killer Whales recorded by Donald K. Ljungblad of the Naval Ocean Systems Center of San Diego, California; and Killer Whales recorded by Richard Osborne of the Whale Museum on San Juan Island, Washington. Actual sounds of whales were used, without any artificial alterations in pitch or timbre. The only modifications werre in the spacing of the sounds, and that some of the whale tapes were superimposed over others for dramatic and musical reasons. In the wild, it would be very unusual for any two of the three types of whales to be heard together.

"The whales are heard four times during And God Created Great Whales. For the first section, we used Humpback Whales recorded off the coast of Hawaii and Japan. In the second section were used Killer Whales off the coast of Washington and British Columbia. The tapping sound is the whales' sonar. The third section combines Bowhead Whales from Alaska and Humpback Whales from Hawaii and Japan, with Killer Whales joining later. The short fourth section and finale of the work uses all the whales.

"The digital copy of the whale sounds was prepared by Michael Boshears. Hank Waring did magical work in eliminating extraneous noises and hiss in the original tapes.

"During our work on this piece, all of us involved gained tremendous respect for these wonderful animals. Their 'songs' differ from pod to pod, and even from year to year within the individual pods. The apparent intellect and personality shown by those whales we encountered was amazing and inspirational. Alan Hovhaness has created a wonderful tribute to these fine mammals. We hope that this recording will help raise human consciousness and interest in preserving them."

The Angel and the Goddess CD. By Jonathan Goldman.

Features male and female voices, vocal harmonics, tambura, monochord, Tibetan bells, whale sounds, and sitar.

Angels of the Deep. By Raphael. San Francisco, California: Hearts of Space Records, 1995. Kahua Hawaiian Institute, P.O. Box 1747, Makawao, HI 96768, USA. 63 minutes.

From the producer: "Raphael's themes swirl through a vast sea of liquid harmonies and swim circles around the songs of the whales. Soon the illusion of swimming becomes synonymous with flying as the music soars with an intensity of feeling as dreams and archetypes rise up to nourish those who yearn for inspiration."

Raphael describes how he used the guidance of the whales in creating this work: "I was astral traveling over the Pacific one day and was pulled under the sea by a big wise whale. He took me 500 feet under and -- not wanting to miss a golden opportunity! -- I asked him about the harmonies in my music. He showed me major third, minor third, up and down the scales. That sequence opens the doors to infinity."

From Kutira and Raphael: "John Lilly John called Angels of the Deep the Cetacean National Anthem."

Tracks: Angels of the Deep, Communion, Prayer, Initiation, Remembrance, Purification, Gnossienne No. 3 (Satre)

Angels of the Sea. Music composed, arranged, and performed by John Herberman. Dan Gibson's Solitudes: Exploring Nature with Music. Produced by Gordon Gibson. Dolphin recordings provided by the Marine Mammal Fund. Toronto, Canada: Solitudes, Ltd., 1995.

From the producer: "Although our oceans teem with life, few creatures of the great blue expanse are as magical as dolphins, the angels of the sea. [You are invited] to voyage with nine different species of dolphin from the Caribbean to the Pacific. Experience their underwater voices in concert with a soothing, yet passionate, musical score.

"Angels of the Sea opens along the Florida coast, then heads toward the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The journey follows the trail of the bottlenose and Atlantic spotted dolphins and twice ventures into their underwater domain. In a protected island lagoon you are treated to some interesting wildlife sounds before the voyage continues westward across the Gulf of Mexico. Pilot whales . . . with their high-pitched whistles are discovered en route. Leaping into the Pacific Ocean, you find a colony of elephant seals, and just offshore you encounter, on two separate dives, melon-headed whales . . . and rough-toothed dolphins, followed by the Pacific spinner and spotted dolphins. Further up the coast, Steller's sea lions chatter on the shore as Pacific white-sided dolphins frolic nearby. Later, a side trip into a Northern Pacific rainforest is followed by one last visit with the Pacific white-sided dolphins."

Selections include: Angels of the Sea, Florida Dream, Skimming Waves, Island Lagoon, Free Spirit, Laguna Pastoria, The Light of Baja, Northern Inlet, and Rolling Surf.

Angels of the Sea (Link points to an archived version). Music composed, arranged, and performed by Mary Ann Slavich and John Cobbin. Available via the website.

From the website: "A CD of the original soundtrack from Darren McDonalds Documentary about The Oceania Project, Angels of the Sea. The ten tracks evoke the magic, mystery and wonder of the Humpback Whales and Dolphins encountered in Hervey Bay. The music was composed, arranged and performed by Australians Mary Ann Slavich and John Cobbin of Mooonlight Studios, Sydney, and perfectly captures the essence of the individual whale and dolphin characters encountered in the documentary and the moods, settings and scenes aboard the Expedition vessel. Track 10 includes a Humpback song recorded in Hervey Bay in 1992. The CD includes a 28-page colour booklet featuring Trish Franklin's photography of the Whales and Dolphins."

Animal Language: The Singing Whales and Killer Whales and Dolphins. London: BBC/Guilford, Connecticut: Audio-Forum, 1984.

Aquamarine. By David Sun. Produced by New World Music. Distributed by Earthworks, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com.

From the producer: "Stilling and captivating, Aquamarine emerges from the most endearing of sounds, the voice of the Dolphin."

Atlantis. Imperio. Written and produced by N. Reichart. Deggendorf, Germany: EAMS.

Tracks: Radio Mix, Club Mix, DJ Dado Mix, Dolphin Mix (cover art shows dolphins swimming toward a Mayan ruin, which serves to represent Atlantis; all tracks include synthesized dolphin sounds and lyrics related to dolphins and Atlantis)

Atlantis & Lemurya. 60 minutes. From the producer: "Travel back in time to Atlantis at the height of her glory . . . Awaken your memories as you walk through the streets observing the people in their daily lives. Visit the Temple of the Dolphins for a healing session. Then . . . travel further back in time to visit ancient Lemurya . . . "

Baleines: Le Chant des Baleines. Musique & Nature series. Sony Music Entertainment, 1992.

From the CD liner: "C'est au Pole Nord que commence la migration des baleines, lorsque le soleil d'été réchauffe les glaces, ces grands mammifères marins entament alors ce chant étrange, annonciateur de leur départ, qui résonne sur la banquise. Bélugas et dauphins croisent souvent leur chemin au cours de leur long voyage, leurs chants se mèlent parfois à celui des baleines."

Tracks: Prologue: Far North, Sea Canary, Wake of the Forest, Orca, Dolphin Encounter, Beyond the Reef, Whale Song, and Water Planet

Beluga Passage. By Linda Lingemann. Smithsonian Soundprints Corp. Audio, 1996. Ages 4-8.

From the producer: "Beluga, her mother, and their pod . . . face many dangers while migrating from the freezing Arctic Ocean to the warmer waters of the Bering Sea."

Includes a tape, book, and small stuffed beluga whale.

Beluga Whales. Echoes of Nature series. The Sounds of Aquatic Mammals in the Wild. Santa Monica, California: Delta Music, 1995. 60 minutes.

From the CD liner: "The beluga whale's contagious smile and docile manner warm the hearts of those lucky enough to meet this Northern whale. Their wonderful variety of whistles, whoops, squeaks, blurps and chuckles has earned them the distinction, 'canaries of the sea,'"

Tracks: Beluga Party, Deep Water, Solo Singers

Beneath the Waves. By Jonas Kvarnstrom and Stefan Schramm. Produced by Ralph Harding. Distributed in the U.S.A by NorthWord Press, P.O. Box 1360, Minocqua, Wisconsin 54548, USA, (800) 336-5666, 1989. Distributed in Canada by Holborne Distributing, Mount Albert, Ontario. 45 minutes.

From the producer: "The compelling songs of the humpback whales are blended with original music by Jonas Kvarnstrom and Stefan Schramm, specially composed to celebrate the beauty and majesty of these unique animals and their thrilling songs."

The Big Blue. The original motion picture soundtrack by Eric Serra. EMD/Virgin, 1988. See the film of the same name in the Cetacean Videography.

Selections include: The Big Blue Overture, Deep Blue Dream, Sailing to Death, Rescue in a Wreck, La Raya, Huacracocha, Water Works, Between the Sky-Scrapers, Remembering a Heartbeat, Spaghetti Del Mare, Let Them Try, Synchronized Instant, Homo Delphinus, The Monastery of Amorgos, Much Better Down There, Cruise of the Dolphin T., Second Dive, Leaving the World Behind, My Lady Blue

The Birth of a Whale. By John Archambault. Illustrated by Janet Skiles. Parsippany, New Jersey: Silver Burdett Press, 1996. Also available in book form from the same publisher. Ages 6-8. (Nonfiction)

Lauren Peterson, in Booklist, March 15, 1996: " . . . Archambault shows his serious side here, with a melodic poem describing the birth of a humpback whale. He is more concerned with capturing the grace and majesty of the magnificent creature than he is with presenting information, but a few basics are included, woven smoothly into the text without interrupting the rhythmic flow of the verse. Skiles follows suit with pleasing watercolor illustrations that are realistic but not very informative or detailed. Esbensen's Baby Whales Drink Milk (1994) will be of more instructional value, but Archambault's book will provide excellent enrichment and be of interest to teachers searching for material to integrate science and language arts in the curriculum," Copyright 1996, American Library Association. All rights reserved.

From Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 1996: "Archambault . . . writes brief verse about the birth of a humpback whale that makes a usually majestic event somewhat trite and even boring. 'A humpback whale sings it song, diving deep through the deep water dark./The deep water dark, the deep water dark, singing, dancing in the deep water dark.' The refrain and accompanying illustration are repeated seven times during the course of the book, adding length but little content. The words are never compelling as poetry, and there aren't enough facts to compete with other books on the humpback whale. The illustrated spreads in washed shades of aqua and deep blue are accurate but not very engaging." Copyright 1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved..

Blackfish Sound: Underwater Communication of Killer Whales in British Columbia. Banff Music, 1992. Available from NorthWord, USA; Holborne Distributing Co. Ltd., P.O. Box 309S, Mt. Albert, Ontario L0G 1M0, Canada; and from Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, P.O. Box 981, Bath BA1 2BT, England, 01225 334511. 30 minutes.

Selections include: Communications and Dialects of Killer Whales (15:00), Echoes in the Inlets (5:00), and Scarlett Point Superpod (10:00).

Blue Whales '93. From the Whales '93 CD set. Produced by Christopher W. Clark. 1996. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology/Bioacoustics Research Program, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA, (607) 254-2405. 147 minutes.

From the producer: "This [two-CD] set is a unique collection of the sounds of the blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, the largest animal ever to live on the earth. These sounds were recorded using the U.S. Navy's Integrated Undersea Surveillance System during the Whales '93 project. Cornell bioacoustician Christopher W. Clark was one of the few civilian scientists asked to evaluate the potential of this submarine tracking hydrophone network for research on whales in the deep ocean.

"Listening to the voices of blue whales on this CD will be very different from anything you have ever experienced before. In the deep ocean, where low sounds dominate the acoustic soundscape, the entire texture of sounds gives you the feeling of being wrapped in an enormously soft, slowy undulating quilt. The infrasonic sounds of the blue whale present an additional listening challenge-- they are so low in pitch and their repetition rate is so slow that the sounds and their rhythms are imperceptible to our ears. On these CDs the pitch and rhythm have been digitally increased by a factor of ten so you can hear the sounds of an individual blue whale delivered in a very predictable cadence that probably represents a form of song.

"To the first-time listener, all the cuts from the same ocean will sound rather simimlar except for their differing levels of background noise, but actually whales from different regions of the same ocean have subtle differences in their voices. Some of these cuts were recorded from individual whales at ranges of greater than 1,000 nautical miles. Several cuts contain the sounds from one whale, 'Ol' Blue,' as it was tracked for 43 days while swimming over 1,700 nautical miles throughout the North Atlantic."

Sounds were recorded primarily in the West Atlantic, but there are also two selections from the East Atlantic and one from the East Pacific.

Boogie Woogie Whale Sing-Along. By Animated. Plaza Secretarial Service, 1997. 30 minutes. (This is a videotape, but is included here because of the sing-along aspect.)

Bottlenose Boogie: Music Inspired by the Moray Firth Dolphins. By Dave White and Drew Lake featuring Pete Rawson and Fungus. Dave White and Andrew Lake, 1999. Available from Soundwaves, 62b Newbank, Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire AB45 3ZR, Scotland, email: glitz@dial.pipex.com.

Proceeds from the sale of this CD will be used to support dolphin research by Dr. Kevin Robinson in the Moray Firth.

From the liner notes by Dr. Kevin Robinson: "There is something special about dolphins. It is difficult to put into words and impossible to prove, but it's a feeling a great many people have after encountering one of these energetic creatures. Undoubtedly, the sense of the unknown is a major part of their appeal. The more we learn about them, the more we realize there is yet more to learn -- and the more intriguing their story becomes . . . We all recognise that there is something special about these animals -- perhaps we see them as we would like to see ourselves. We also recognise the harm we are causing them. So much harm, in fact, that their very existence is under threat. Today, we no longer have the luxury of studying dolphins just to learn more about them. Now we must learn more about them simply to protect them. And, as we watch and learn from our aquatic cousins, we may once again gain an appreciation of life's interconnectedness and begin to shape a more humane ethic for living with others different from ourselves. If such an ethic spreads quickly enough, saving whales and dolphins may in fact save ourselves, and we might yet mature into responsible stewards of this planet."

Tracks: Bottlenose Boogie, Mysticeta, Inspiration in the Quay of Sea, Way of the World, White Horses, Highland Fin, Enchantment, Soul Cetacean, Other Side of the Moon, Spindrift, Biorhythms, Bowride, Dolphinalia, Thanks

Trisha: This CD was produced entirely on behalf of the dolphins of the Moray Firth and all proceeds help support the ongoing research on this wild population. The producers oppose captivity and are glad to report that there are no longer any captive dolphins in the U.K.

Three of the songs are vocal, with the remaining eleven instrumental, and many of the tracks open and/or close with enchanting dolphin vocalizations. The instrumental pieces are the stronger, capturing moods ranging from the dreamlike quality of the larger whales ("Mysticeta") to the jumpin', lively rhythms of the dolphins in "Bottlenose Boogie," my favorite track on the CD. The styles and quality of music vary, with shades of rock, boogie, jazz, etc. There is even a hint of Santana in "Soul Cetacean," a kind of mind-cruising-with-the-whales, floating-in-a-warm-sea piece.

Boule de Reve. Spoken by Lise Thouin. Music by Marie Bernard and Normand Corbeil. Quebec: Leucan Inc., 1993. This tape accompanies the children's book Boule de Reve (see the Cetacean Children's Bibliography). In French.

The Boy Who Talked to Whales. By M. Mish. Mish Mash Music, 1994.

The Boy Who Wanted To Talk To Whales. A contemporary folk tale for storyteller, percussion, and acoustic inventions. Composed and performed by the Robert Minden Ensemble. Available on tape and CD from Otter Bay Productions, P.O. Box 72041, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6R 4P2, e-mail: otterbay @lostsound.com, fax: (604) 224-3495. (For children.)

From Otter Bay Productions: The Robert Minden Ensemble from Canada has been touring and performing internationally and is especially noted for its performance of The Boy Who Wanted To Talk To Whales at Children's Festivals throughout North America and Great Britain.

The original story by Robert Minden recounts the adventure of a boy compelled by a powerful dream to talk to the great whales. His encounter with a curious musician playing music on a carpenter's handsaw is the beginning of a musical journey filled with possibility and discovery. Finally, the boy attains the chance to communicate with the whales in a way he had never imagined before.

The recording provides gentle, sensitive storytelling, and the acoustic score is performed on an odd assortment of ordinary things transformed into musical instruments--you are not hearing synthesizers. You may want to remind yourself of this as you listen to the warmth of a world of sound derived from objects found in your own household. Also included is the waterphone, a twentieth-century invention that has been used successfully to communicate with whales.

"There has never, ever, been an album in Canada (or anywhere else) quite like this one for young listeners." (Kitchener-Waterloo Record)

Trisha: Very creative and interesting musical use of the human voice and unusual instruments, and Robert Minden's pleasant voice has just the right amount of mystery and sparkle for storytelling. I had some concern that the way in which the human voice is used musically in some parts of the recording in combination with the plaintive quality of whale song might be somewhat frightening for very young children, and I asked Robert Minden about this. Following is the reply I received from the designer for the ensemble, followed by my nine-1/2-year-old niece Kate's review and her reply to my subsequent inquiry about fright.

Nancy Walker, visual artist and designer for the Robert Minden Ensemble: "I haven't heard of any complaints about litle kids being overly scared. I do think that there are some fairly scary scenes, and I do think that some little kids do get scared, but I think that this is healthy because it is in a safe context. I see it as Robert taking someone gently by the hand on a journey through a wide range of emotions where it is safe to experience them. This landscape passes through wonder, discovery, fury, and passion, and ends with amazement and hopefully the feeling of possibility. Fear is real, and I think little kids know this as they experience the world and try to make sense of it. We have heard more of kids listening to it over and over and over, driving their parents crazy--that's been the worst complaint I've encountered."

Kate: I thought it was a really adventurous story. I loved it and especially liked the music, particularly the opening music.

Trisha: After Kate listened to the tape and gave her review (I loved watching her groove to the drum music :-)), I asked her if she thought that very young children might find some of the music a little frightening. She thought about this for a while and then replied, "I think they might find it scary--I was even a little scared--but I liked it, and I think they most likely would too." I stand corrected :-).

Juno Award Nominee 1990

The Calling. By Raphael and Kutira Descosterd. Kahua Hawaiian Institute, P.O. Box 1747, Makawao, Hawaii 96768, USA, (808) 572-6006, fax (808) 572-0088.

From the producer: "Breathe, undulate, dance, and surrender to the pulsating sounds of didgeridoos, whales, drums, Hawaiian chants, and songs with the lush harmonies of Raphael."

From NAPRA ReView: "Kutira and Rapahel's new release is a delicious combination of ancient Hawaiian chant woven with cetacean calls, floating keyboards, and didgeridoo. [The reviewer] was unprepared for the power and appeal of this combination. The ancient chant is compelling; whale song and didgeridoo are grounding. 'Waves of Light' is [the reviewer's] favorite, a richly layered piece aptly called 'cetacean trance dance.'"

Review by Dr. John Lilly: "Fantastic! The music of Kutira and Raphael takes us to that space where the illusion of separation between man and cetacean disappears. An alternate reality of its own. I love it!"

Call of the Dolphin. By Ken Davis. For more information, visit the Ken Davis Relaxation Music Web Site (website gone), or write Ken at relaxcd@ozemail.com.au. To communicate by snail-mail or voice, the Australian office is located at P.O. Box 391 Dee Why NSW 2099 Australia, Tel: 61 2 99715500, Fax: 02 99715522, and the U.S. office is located at P.O. Box 8267, Scottsdale AZ 85252, Attn: Trevor Sheahan, Tel/Fax: (602) 990-0053.

From the producer: "The sounds of the dolphins at play and the soaring melodies of the pan flute will lift your innermost feelings and touch your heart." Also includes string arrangements and choral voices.

Trisha: I don't care for most New Age relaxation music, as I tend to find its repetitiveness dulling or annoying, rather than relaxing, but this is a very nice tape, with a creative blend of several musical styles and the beautiful sounds of the pan flute woven throughout. One of my favorite New Age tapes is Ray Lynch's Deep Breakfast, and some of the selections on the present tape are mellowly reminiscent of Lynch's style.

Call of the Dolphins. Lecture by Chris Peknic, New Life Expo, Seattle, Washington, USA, September 1995. Available from Alpha Omega Cassette Enterprises, USA, (818) 568-0338. 45 minutes.

Callings. By Paul Winter. Living Music, 1982.

These musical compositions evolved from Winter's ocean experiences with marine mammals and are based on "the journey of a mythical sea mammal, part seal and part human, called Silkie. Silkie travels from Magdalena Bay up the Pacific Coast past British Columbia and around the Alaska Peninsula to the Bering Sea. Along the way, Silkie encounters all the creatures Winter has. Through the music, described by Winter as 'holistic, flowing, graceful, physical, playful, and expressive,' we hear the callings of a bottle-nosed dolphin; a sea otter; blue, killer, beluga, humpback, and bowhead whales; a California sea lion; a polar bear; fur, harp, and bearded seals; and a walrus."

Celebration of the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin. Available from Magical Island Sounds, 74-5602A Alapa St, Suite 340, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740, USA, (808) 328-9530, fax: (808) 328-7448.

Frank Holden, founder of Magical Island Sounds: "For the past two years we have been in and on the water recording the healing sounds of the wild spinner dolphins and humpback whales (see also the CD Counsel of the Humpback Whales). After hundreds of hours of recordings and editing we are proud to present the best of our cetacean friends on these CDs. Our sound recordings include the rare event of a spinner dolphin birthing celebration and a chorus of male humpback whales singing during the mating season."

Celestial Dolphin. By Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson. Brain/Mind Research, 204 N. El Camino Real, Ste. E116, Encinitas, California 92024, USA, 1993.

From the producer: "NASA recordings from the planets which sound like dolphins, whales, and human voices, mixed with dolphin voices, whales singing, and human voices."

Cetacean Consciousness. Channeled by Rand B. Lee. Rand B. Lee, P.O. Box 22232, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-2232, USA, (505) 438-7038.

Cetacean Mink Link. Fantastic Journeys series. Mindware soundtrack for use with the Zygon Supermind.

From the publisher: "Imagine you're a cetacean swimming the oceans with a remarkable ease . . . you are floating . . . free . . . a part of the water and the waves . . . you hear the call of whale and you are enveloped by an inner peace . . . you become one with the consciousness of the sea and your mind links with perhaps the most intelligent species on the planet . . ."

Cetacean Research Technology MP3 files. Orcas (Dye's Inlet, Washington), humpback whales (Caribbean), and sperm whales.

Cetaceans and the Spiritual Hierarchy. Two tapes. Sheldon Nidle. From the First Lecture Series (1993-1994): Extraterrestrial Contact and Human Evolution. Operation Victory, 1450 4th Street, Suite 6, Berkeley, California 94710, (510) 559-8102, fax: (510) 559-9493; 2012 Unlimited, Tasmania, Australia. (New Age)

Contains "an update on cetacean contact, preparing for human guardianship, interaction of the cetaceans and spiritual hierarchy, defining human guardianship, cetaceans as teachers of galactic wisdom, and the spiritual hierarchy's role in planetary guardianship."

Cetus. Cal Erath. Cal Erath, 1997. Distributed by Chromatic Man Productions, Dundee, Oregon. 48 minutes.

From the CD liner: "Close your eyes and ascend as Cal Erath gracefully transforms the pedal steel guitar into the dreamy hypnotic calls of Cetus. Named after the constellation of the whale, Cetus is . . . a sonic journey not of this earth."

Tracks: Seatus, The First Call, Darkwater, The Ascent, Crashing Down, A Moment of Grace

Le Chant des Baleines. Musique & Nature series. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), 1992/Sony Music Entertainment (France), 1999. 47 minutes. (Natural sounds, no music.)

Tracks: Prologue: Far North, Sea Canary, Wake of the Forest, Orca, Dolphin Encounter, Beyond the Reef, Whale Song, Water Planet

Children's Meditation Tape: Dolphin Song, Relaxation Games, and Guided Imagery. By Janlea Hoffman.

Chorus of Whales. By Andres Roca. Magic Moods. Madacy Entertainment Group, 1996. 41 minutes.

From the producer: "Below the ocean's restless waves there is another world . . . a vast place where shifting light lends the impressions of an evening sky filled with auroras, and unhurried giants of the deeps fill space with their echoing, mysterious songs. Piano, flute and oboe music adds its rich harmonies to the chorus of whales. The . . . tranquillity of the ocean's gentle leviathans permeates your soul."

Selections include: The Journey, Solemn Wake, Save the Whale, Killer by Name, and Baby Blue.

Classical Dolphin: Music & Nature in Harmony. By Gary Clausing. Amirra Press, P.O. Box 477, Greendale, Wisconsin 53129, USA, (414) 423-8480.

From the producer: "A hypnotic blend of light classical and original musical pieces with actual dolphin sounds recorded by the Wild Dolphin Project in the Bahamas." Includes Jesus Joy, Pachelbel Variation, Ode to Joy, Materna, Melody, and Etherium.

Trisha: Nice tape.

"Collaboration," Mark C. Jarvis. From a 1982 issue of Analog. Available on audiotape: Listen for Pleasure, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada.

From the audiotape cover: "For intelligences to meet, they must share a medium of communication, and in Mark C. Jarvis's enchanting story 'Collaboration,' contact is established with a lone dolphin, aided by a sophisticated computer. The results are touching and full of hope."

A Conversation with the Gentle Giants, Orcinus Orca. Music written and performed by Jonas Kvarnstrom and Stefan Schramm. Produced by Ralph Harding for Total Recording Co. Ltd. Ruthy Music BMI, 1989. 48 minutes.

Counsel of the Humpback Whales. Available from Magical Island Sounds, 74-5602A Alapa St, Suite 340, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740, USA, (808) 328-9530, fax: (808) 328-7448.

Frank Holden, founder of Magical Island Sounds: "For the past two years we have been in and on the water recording the healing sounds of the wild spinner dolphins (see also the CD Celebration of the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins) and humpback whales. After hundreds of hours of recordings and editing we are proud to present the best of our cetcean friends on these CDs. Our sound recordings include the rare event of a spinner dolphin birthing celebration and a chorus of male humpback whales singing during the mating season."

Curse of the Whale's Tooth. By Steven Thomas Oney. Cape Cod Mystery Theater. Metacom, 1986.

Dance of the Dolphin. Amirra Press, Inc., P.O. Box 477, Greendale, Wisconsin 53129, USA, (414) 423-8480, 1991. The Wild Dolphin Project, P.O. Box 12141, Lake Park, Florida 33403-0141.

Digitally recorded communications of free-ranging Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins, recorded in the Bahamas by the Wild Dolphin Project. Includes echolocation, signature whistles, and night, mother/infant, bonding, and resting communications.

Dance of the Dolphin. By David Blonski. Timeless Productions, 5050 Traverse Creek Road, Garden Valley, California 95633, USA, (916) 333-1335, 1986.

From the producer: "This recording explores the many moods of the dolphin's water home, the Sea. Visit lonely windswept beaches as you listen to the sounds of surf, shorebirds, and whale songs from the Deep Then; chase after schools of dolphins while leaning over the rail of a sailing sloop, and listen as the ocean playfully dances upon the hull."

Dance of the Dolphin. By Rick Rhodes. Popeye Publishing/Shmoo-Ale Music, 1995. 60 minutes.

From the producer: "Intelligent, gentle and playful, the dolphin is an animal of nobility and unequaled grace. Listen as it dives and dances through the beautiful sunlit ocean. In Dance of the Dolphin, the sounds of the sea are magnificently blended with the song of the dolphin, one of nature's most glorious creatures."

Selections include: Dance of the Dolphin, Above the Waves, God's Greatest Creatures, Lullaby of the Sea, Neptune & Nemo, Pacific Mist, Wakerunner, Even Dolphins Sleep, and Bubbles

Dancing with Dolphins. By Shumala and Sananjaleen. Music by Allan Madsen. SRT Studios, 1993. Available from Sananda, P.O. Box 222, Rectortown, VA 22140.

From the producer: This is a guided visualization in which the listener swims with and becomes one with dolphins in a journey of transformation.

Debussy's Clair de Lune with Songs of the Whales. The Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra. Music for Meditation series. Valley Cottage, N.Y.: Eclipse Music Group, 1999. 62 minutes.

From the CD liner: "These romantic melodies combined with the sounds of the whales create a place within for healing and well being. The beautiful melodies . . . the rush of the sea and the songs of the whales . . . For a moment, travel with the whales and know the peace and wisdom of the voice within."

Tracks (all with whale sounds): Debussy - Clair de Lune, Chopin - Waltz No. 3, Shumann - In the Evening, Chopin - Nocturne No. 1, Liszt - Liebestraume, Schumann - Traumerei, Tchaikovsky - Chanson Triste, Liszt - Consolation, MacDowell - To a Wild Rose, Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata, 1st Movement, Paderewski - Minuet, Chopin - Etude

Trisha: Some of it works; some of it doesn't. An interesting experiment.

Deep Enchantment: With Songs of the Humpback Whale. By David Sun. Suffolk, England: New World Cassettes/Sun Productions, 1992. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com.

From the CD liner: "The emotive songs of the humpback whale permeate an . . . ethereal music, creating a unique and deeply satisfying album, -- a . . . musical adventure deep into a gently ebbing world of fantasy and imagination. The empathy of the music enhances this . . . experience -- a clear communion of man's creativity with the profound sounds of nature's largest creatures. The delicate and moving music embraces and explores the deep and moving tones of whale song, resonating in your heart with a shared blessing."

Trisha: Contains some terrific humpback whale singing. The music is New Age.

Deep Voices: Songs of the Humpback Whale. By Roger Payne. Capitol Records 1977. Litchfield, Connecticut, USA: Living Music, (203) 567-8796.

From the producer: Features an array of fascinating sounds and songs from blue, right, and humpback whales, and offers an experience, now rare, of how the shores of the earth used to sound, and how it could perhaps sound again if whales were left alone and their numbers allowed to recover. This recording is the sequel to Roger Payne's Songs of the Humpback Whale.

Selections include: Whales Charging a Boat, Left Over Sea Running, Herd Noises, Drifting Off, Deep Voices, Blue Whales in Range, Right Whales, Surrounded by Snoring, and Deep Breathing.

Delphys: Sacred Spaces for Inner Journeys. Kim Rosen, Cathie Malach (composer and keyboards), and Amy Fradon and Leslie Ritter (vocalists). Delphys, P.O. Box 174, Bearsville, New York 12409, USA, (914) 679-7591.

From the producer: "Delphys is the Greek word for womb. When we breathe deeply and fully in a safe and sacred space, miracles are conceived.

"Side One begins with the original song, 'The Oceans are Calling' and moves directly into a 23-minute journey to the heart of the oceans within, a dolphin as the guide. Side Two is a 28-minute journey titled 'Breathing Home.' This tape allows you to take your own very personal inner journey in the safe, sacred, and evocative space created by the music and imagery.

"This tape is unlike any guided visualization you have ever heard. It is dynamic, provocative. It will evoke deep feelings in you, if you so choose. It will evoke images, guidance, movement, and sound. It can take you to the center of your own wisdom. Ladyslipper catalogue calls it a 'masterful meditation tool.'"

Delphys: Ocean Born. The songs of Cathie Malach and Kim Rosen, vocals by Amy Fradon and Leslie Ritter. 1991. Delphys, P.O. Box 174, Bearsville, New York 12409, USA, (914) 679-7591.

From the producer: "These songs are born of the journey 'inward bound.' They speak of the path, the ocean, the dolphins, remembering - and forgetting - who we really are. Through them you may hear the voice of your own heart 'calling to something deep inside you, calling to something deep to guide you Home...'"

Includes "The Call" and "Set Them Free" with whale and dolphin voices.

Digital Dolphins. By the Dolphins. Featuring Dan Brubeck. Bawden Brothers, 1996.

Didgeridoo Dolphin Dreamtime. By Ken Shapley. Available from International Dolphin Watch, Parklands, North Ferriby, E. Yorks, HU14 3ET, England, voice: 01 482 844468, fax: 01 482 634914.

Consists entirely of music played by Ken Shapley on a large didgeridoo he made himself with great respect to the Australian Aborigine tradition.

Dilo and the Call of the Deep. Story by Horace Dobbs. Narrated by Julia Wade, with music by Joe Wade. Available from International Dolphin Watch, Parklands, North Ferriby, E. Yorks HU14 3ET, England, voice: 01 482 844468, fax: 01 482 634914.

This is a tape of the children's book of the same name, which is book one of a five-part series.

From the producer: This first book introduces Dilo and the world he inhabits. Dilo's mother loses her companions in a mysterious tragedy, and she brings up Dilo on her own. When he is old enough the two set off on a long journey for Seal Island and have many adventures along the way. They eventually reach Seal Island where Dilo's mother is accidentally caught in a net. As she dies, the ghosts of her former companions come to ferry her into the next world. Dilo wants to go with his mother, but the dolphins tell Dilo he cannot accompany her because he has a mission. To show this he has a star on his dorsal fin. But only those who are aware that he is a very special dolphin can see the star. Although Dilo is saddened by the loss of his mother he knows her spirit will always be around him. At night he can see her outlined in the stars.

Discovering Whales and Dolphins. Mahwah, New Jersey: Troll Associates Audio, 1990. (See children's book of the same name in Cetacean Children's Bibliography.)

Diving with Dolphins. Tranquility. Carlton Home Entertainment, 1996.

The Dolphin. By Stan Getz. Concord Jazz, 1987.

Dolphin and Whale Communion tape. Eddie Conner. (Link is gone)

Dolphin and Whale Communion. By Eddie Conner. Inner Awareness and D.E. Conner, 1995. 60 minutes.

Tracks: A guided meditation to connect with our brothers and sisters of the sea; Instrumental music with the enveloping sounds of ocean waves, dolphins, and whales

Dolphin Dance. By Amuedo/Van de Geyn. Challenge, 1996.

Selections include: Alone Together, Softly as in the Morning, Dolphin Dance, Here's That Rainy Day, Autumn Leaves, Old Folks, All the Things You Are, A Child Is Born, Beautiful Love, Nardis

The Dolphin Disk. By Hallie Deering. Hallie Deering, 2610 Jacks Canyon Rd., Sedona, Arizona 86336, USA.

From the producer: "A tool for connecting and requesting attunement with dolphins."

Dolphin Divinations. By Chris Skidmore. Nevada City, California: Blue Dolphin Publishing, 1997. P.O. Box 8, Nevada City, California 95959-0008, USA, voice: (800) 643-0765, (916) 265-6925, fax: (916) 265-0787, e-mail: bdolphin@netshel.net. Created to accompany the Dolphin Divination Cards. For more information on the latter, see the Cetaceans in Science Fiction/Other Fiction Bibliography.

From the producer: "Original music, created especially for the Dolphin [Divination] Cards, lends a magical musical ambiance to your personal readings.

"Chris Skidmore . . . weaves a gridwork of musical liquid light on keyboard and synthesizer amidst oceanic sounds and Dolphin harmonics. Let the sound currents flow through your inner streams and merge your vibration with this oceanic celebration of life.

"A perfect musical accompaniment for readings, massage, meditation, or just relaxing."

Dolphin Dreams. By Jonathan Goldman. Spirit Music, P. O. Box 2240, Boulder, Colorado 80306, USA. Also available on Oreade label in England. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com.

This album combines over 60 tracks of recorded sounds, including dolphins, the ocean, tones from crystals, a human heartbeat, choral voices, etc. Some of the dolphin sounds are from wild dolphins, though most came from Joe and Rosie, the dolphins used by Dr. John Lilly on his JANUS project.

Dolphin Dreams. By John Grout. Dreamscapes series. Clearwater, Florida: Naturescapes Publishing, 1999.

From the CD liner: "Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of the underwater world. Allow peaceful melodies, angelic vocal textures and gentle, hypnotic rhythms to take you on a journey to deeper and deeper levels of relaxation. Experience the tranquil and inspiring world of the dolphin."

Tracks: Dolphin Dreams, In Search of Atlantis, Sea of Tranquility, Journey into the Deep, The Abyss, Angels of the Deep, The Journey Home, Dolphin Dreams (Reprise)

Dolphin Dreams. By Marty Weintraub. NorthSound. Minocqua, Wisconsin: NorthWord Press, Inc., 1994. Distributed in Canada by Holborne Distributing Company Ltd., Mount Albert, Ontario.

From the producer: "As a pod of sleek dolphins courses through the sea, their curved bodies arc above the surging waves in perfect unison. Inspired by these graceful and elegant ocean creatures, Marty Weintraub has woven their unique voices throughout his original music composition. Dolphin Dreams is sea-inspired--an uplifting celebration of the majesty found in the still- mysterious oceanic world.

"Because dolphins live in many oceans around the globe, Weintraub has introduced ethnic influences into his music. Some of the selections have South American, African, Far-Eastern, and Latin percussion performances blended with his piano music--all blended with songs and sounds of dolphins and the ocean . . ."

Dolphin Dreams: A Delphonic Birthing Environment or Dolphin Dreams: A Sonic Environment for Meditation and Birth. Spirit Music, P.O. Box 2240, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 1990.

Sonic environment designed for pregnant women, infants, and meditators interested in exploring interspecies communication. Features the sounds of dolphins, angelic choir, ocean, heartbeat, quartz crystals, and rolling Om.

Dolphin Dreams & Meditation/Inner Journey 1 audiotape. Written and narrated by Terry Pinney. Music by Ariel. Waianae, Hawaii: Lei Aloha Center. Email: Dolphins4U@aol.com. 20-minute meditation and 20 minutes of music. (New Age)

Dolphin Dreamtime: A Guided Journey to Inner Harmony. Visualization by Taranath Andre, music by Glenda Lum. Cloud Nine Productions, 27A Duke Road, Doonan via Eumundi, Qld 4562, Australia, voice and fax: 074 49 1186. Also available from International Cetacean Education Research Centre, P.O. Box 921, Tewantin, Queensland, Australia 4565, (074) 471 682, and International Dolphin Watch, Parklands, North Ferriby, E. Yorks, HU14 3ET, England, voice: 01 482 844468, fax: 01 482 634914. Also available from The Pod (People - Oceans - Dolphins), http://www.people-oceans-dolphins.com/Shop. See also the sequel Dolphin's Gift.

This tape is "being used in Operation Sunflower, a research project of Dr. Horace Dobbs' International Dolphin Watch, to investigate whether the uplifting effects of dolphins on the human spirit can be captured and translated into musical terms to help people suffering from depression."

From a review in the October-November 1993 issue of Nexus: "Tara Andre, relaxation consultant from Queensland's Sunshine Coast, has, through her experience with music and visualization in stress management groups, combined music with the sound of dolphins and her own voice to produce a guided imagery relaxation tape. The flowing music with natural ocean and dolphin sounds slows the heart and breath and soothes the mind.

"Dolphin Dreamtime has been used around the world in hospitals, in counseling, in business, in cancer support groups, in schools and by psychotherapists. Dr. Horace Dobbs, English medical researcher and dolphin expert, has used the tape with stress release projects and found the results amazing."

Operation Sunflower is discussed in three of Dobbs's books: Tale of Two Dolphins, Dance to a Dolphin's Song, and Journey into Dolphin Dreamtime (see the Cetacean Nonfiction Bibliography).

From The Pod website: "Sit back and relax as stress-reduction expert and therapist Tara Andre takes you on a journey to meet the dolphins. In this, the first and best-selling dolphin visualization CD ever produced, Tara uses guided imagery, dolphin sounds, and very relaxing music to lead you into the dolphin's world. The CD consists of a 30 minute visualization and 30 minutes of gentle dolphin music ("Unfolding the Dream" by noted Australian musician Glenda Lum). . . [This tape was] the subject of a study by Cambridge University in the UK, where daily listening to the CD was found to accelerate the recovery times of patients who had undergone hospital surgery."

A Dolphin Encounter. Voice and script by Jacqueline Chapman, music by Brett Talbot. Jacqueline Chapman, Dolphin Clinic, 16 Vineyard Road, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand, Tel: (09) 838-5544.

From the producer: A tape to "assist you in bringing about change in your life using both meditation and practical exercises. Travel on a magical journey with a friendly dolphin, transcending time and space and arriving at a very safe place deep within, where you will be encouraged to examine the need to make whatever changes are necessary in your life."

Dolphin Grace. By Larry Conklin. Inak, 1990. Available from International Dolphin Watch, Parklands, North Ferriby, E. Yorks, HU14 3ET, England, voice: 01 482 844468, fax: 01 482 634914. 60 minutes

The composer took part in Horace Dobbs' Operation Sunflower, a research project which investigates the healing power of dolphins. One evening, after swimming with Funghie, Ireland's friendly dolphin, he was inspired to write this music, which he sings and plays on the guitar.

Tracks: Dolphin Grace, Ganymede, Windrose, Timberline, Reunion, The Aztec Flower, Night Comes from the East, The Tower (Prelude), Luminaries, My Heart For Ever, Amethyst

Dolphin KidKit: Discovery Edition: Set. By Paula C. Lowe and Richard F. Ferraro. Seattle, Washington: BigEye, 1994. Includes tape and book. Grades 2-7.

Dolphin Light. By Michael Hammer/Yahoel. Council of Light, 1995. Available from Council of Light, P.O. Box 160, Davenport, California 95017, USA, (408) 457-2655.

From the producer: "Very high frequency tones woven into a beautiful tapestry of sound; especially suited for deep meditation experiences."

Trisha: Dreamy, spacey New Age music.

Dolphin Love: Orchestral Music for Flute. By Chris Michell. World Disc Productions, Inc., P.O. Box 2749, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250, (800) 228-5711. Astarte Music Productions, P.O. Box 875, Bath, United Kingdom, 1991. Available from International Dolphin Watch, Parklands, North Ferriby, E. Yorks, HU14 3ET, England, voice: 01 482 844468, fax: 01 482 634914. Also available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com. 45 minutes.

From the producer: "Together with the sounds of dolphins, whales and the sea, Dolphin Love is a combination of original compositions in the classical style and innovative arrangements of traditional classical pieces. This album spotlights the concert flute virtuosity of composer Chris Michell, who also performs on keyboards along with musicians Clifford White and Arny Sage."

Inspired by Chris's close spiritual connection with dolphins.

Songs include: Sea of Love, Whale Song, Air on a G String, Ave Maria, Dolphin Love, Largo, Chalice Well, Song for Sophie, and Adagio.

"Dolphin Love is dedicated to the memory of the friendly dolphin in Ios Port, Greece, who brought immense joy to many visitors. In spring 1990 she was killed deliberately by fishermen from Naxos, for 'stealing' their fish . . . She was pregnant at the time."

Dolphin Magic: An Ambient Musical Journey Through the Dolphin Spirit. By Ken Davis. 1996. For more information, visit the Ken Davis Relaxation Music Web Site (site gone, sorry), or write Ken at relaxcd@ozemail.com.au. To communicate by snail-mail or voice, the Australian office is located at P.O. Box 391 Dee Why NSW 2099 Australia, Tel: 61 2 99715500, Fax: 02 99715522, and the U.S. office is located at P.O. Box 8267, Scottsdale AZ 85252, Attn: Trevor Sheahan, Tel/Fax: (602) 990-0053. 60 minutes.

The inspiration for this tape/CD, which sold over 30,000 copies in its first six months of release in Australia, was a young adult named Diane, who was on board when Ken took a Dolphin Society trip out to swim with wild dolphins, and who had written a poem entitled "Dolphin Magic." Diane had been very depressed before the swim, but cried tears of joy after her experience with the dolphins--it was truly a magical experience for everyone aboard that weekend. Ken had wanted to create another dolphin release and this seemed the ideal time. Diane had also written several other beautiful poems, and Ken inspired her to place all of them on the Internet, for which a Web site is currently being constructed. In the meantime, you can read Diane's poem "Dolphin Magic" at the Dolphin Society's Web site.

Selections on the tape/CD include: Dolphins and Angels, Dolphin Magic, Into the Depths, Dolphin Healing, Dolphin Bliss, and Dolphin Spirit.

Trisha: Ken Davis's tape Call of the Dolphins is one of my favorite New Age cetacean music tapes, and I've probably played it more than any other instrumental cetacean tape I own. I find its eclectic blend of styles and instruments both pleasurable and interesting, but, by contrast, I find most of the selections on Dolphin Magic to fall more into the category of what I characterize as repetitive, only-slightly-interesting New Age relaxation music.

I like Ken's themes very much in the selections on Dolphin Magic and his interweaving of cetacean sounds, but I keep wanting the themes to vary more, or develop more, than they do. In most cases, however, they simply repeat with minimal variation or development, and I must confess that I personally find this kind of music ultimately disquieting, rather than relaxing. The kind of New Age music I find both interesting and relaxing is that on which one's mind can hitch a ride, or, in other words, by which one's mind can be carried out and away from its center. If a theme repeats too quickly or without much variation, one's mind keeps being drawn back in, in the same way it would respond to a skipping record, instead of continuing to relax by being carried out on an effortless journey.

I find that the selection on Dolphin Magic that comes closest to providing the latter experience is "Into the Depths." Its slow alternation between gently swelling crescendos and decrescendos wafts you away on an interesting wave of sound.

Dolphin Magic. By Petrea King.

Dolphin Meditation: For Clean Oceans and Their Creatures. By Dietrich Von Oppelm.

Dolphin Meditations. Volume 1. By Ashleea Nielsen. Energetic Music Co., Box 84583, Seattle, Washington 98124, USA, 1990. Available from Dancing Dolphin Press.

Dolphin Memories. By Jeffrey Gilliam. Napa, California: SunWave Music & Publishing. Email: jeffreygilliam@yahoo.com.

From the website: " Primarily a pianist, Jeffrey also . . . blends dynamic synthesizer and percussive elements to produce a heart touching, fluid arrangement. His approach is one of allowing the music to reveal itself as he guides it from the inner realms to the outer. Dolphin Memories is in honor of the High Consciousness of the Dolphins and the Joy and Community they bring into the world."

Dolphin/Octet/What If?. By J. Downey. Gasparo, 1995.

Dolphin Project. By Mark Lavelle and Clifford Uyeda. New Dimensions Radio, 1970.

The Dolphin Quest: For the Pure Love They Express. By Medwyn Goodall. Oreade Music, 2000. 46 minutes.

From the composer: "My approach has been to create the feel of another world: the Dolphin world. To present their inner calm, and endless love. To touch upon their mystical appeal as healers and communicators, perhaps even as travelers from another reality and the desire that humanity would aspire to be all they are."

Tracks: Divine Connections (Part One), Turquoise Ocean, Atlantean Crystal, Unconditional Love, Messenger from Sirius, Turquoise Ocean, Divine Connections (Part Two)

Dolphins. 60-minute audiotape of underwater dolphins. FINZ, 3627 Countryplace Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34233, USA, (813) 924-2621.

Dolphins. Original soundtrack for IMAX film Dolphins. Uni/Ark 21, 2000.

Tracks: I Need You Like This Hole in My Head (Sting), Sea Of Light, Fill Her Up (Sting), When Dolphins Dance, Ghost Story (Sting), First Dive, Bubble Rings, When We Dance (Sting), On The Island, Every Breath You Take (John Berry), Rendezvous, Dolphins Of the World

Dolphins. Sounds of the Earth Series. Produced by Oreade Music. Distributed by Earthworks, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com.

Dolphins. "Channeled" by Neville Rowe. Four tapes: The Spiritual Way, The Animal Kingdom, Dimensions of Times and Space: Part I, Dimensions of Time and Space: Part II. Available from P. O. Box 11218, Phoenix, AZ 85061, or Connecting Link magazine, USA.

Dolphin's Delight. Moods. Distributed by RTV Communications Group, P.O. Box 290007, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33329, USA. CD-28136. (Double play CD with Symphony of Whales.)

"Listen to the sounds of the dolphins and be drawn into the exclusive world of their rhythmic communication."

Dolphins, Dolphins, Dolphins. By Per Henrick Wallin. Dragon, 1995.

Dolphin's First Day: The Story of a Bottlenose Dolphin.. By Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld. Illustrated by Steven James. Smithsonian Oceanic Collection.

This nicely illustrated book and cassette follows "Little Dolphin" through his first day of life as he explores his new and exciting world. Story book with audiocassette tape makes storytime extra special--kids can hear the story as they read along. The set also comes with a small stuffed-toy dolphin.

Trisha: Good story about various events that might occur in a young dolphin's life, including the seemingly obligatory-to-children's-books thwarted shark attack. The playing-with-seaweed encounter with other young dolphins is a bit anthropomorphized.

Dolphin's Gift. Available from International Cetacean Education Research Centre, P.O. Box 921, Tewantin, Queensland, Australia 4565, (074) 471 682. Also available from The Pod (People - Oceans - Dolphins), http://www.people-oceans-dolphins.com/Shop.

From The Pod website: "This sequel to the best-selling Dolphin Dreamtime comes in two parts. Side 1 - The Dolphin's Gift - incorporates gentle guided imagery that leads the listener into a garden of tranquillity to the dolphin's pool. In this sanctuary, inspired music and dolphin sounds create a feeling of inner calmness and well-being. Side 2 - Dreaming - is inspired by the Australian Aborigine Dreamtime. This is a guided journey where ancient chanting calls the dolphins to the shore. Music, singing and visualization create a space for deep relaxation. The outside world ceases to exist; only peace and harmony remain."

Dolphins Harmony. Performed by The Global Vision Project. Elap Music, 1998.

From the CD liner [provides a good example of New Age dolphin mythology]: "Slip into the harmonious world of the dolphins and find true peace and relaxation. Gliding effortlessly through the water, these wonderful, intelligent creatures chatter and call to each other in a ballet of grace. What other creatures live in such harmony and peace? Perfectly at one with their environment, able to communicate on a very advanced level and with the freedom of the oceans, they offer us a lesson in how to live, love and enjoy life . . ."

Tracks: Beauty and Grace, The Playful Dolphin, Dolphins Blues, Timeless Cycle

Dolphin Smiles. Jazz/New Age music by Steve Kindler and Teja Bell. Global Pacific Records, Inc., P.O. Box 2001, Sonoma, California 95476, USA, 1987. [Nice tape--Trisha]

Dolphin Song. Dolphin meditation and healing music by John Akim Gosaw and Annesha Wesner. John Akim Gosaw, 1511 - 10th Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2R 1E8, Canada, (403) 229-2198.

The Dolphin Song. By Janalea Hoffman. Children's relaxation tape with a relaxation game and guided imagery. 1985. Ages 2-11.

Dolphin Song. By Chris Michell. Oreade Music, 2000.

From the publisher and the composer: "'The dolphin appears to emanate a feeling of total unconditional love and joy. Their very enery field seems to have an uplifting effect on human beings.' Beautiful music for flute, violin, solo boys vocals and dolphin sounds. Original compositions as well as traditional classic music in a special arrangement."

Dolphin Song: Dolphins & Orcas in Concert. Surf Sounds, 1989.

Dolphin Songs. By Richard and Lowell Roberts. Easton, Connecticut: TranquilDirect, 1996.

Dolphin Talk: An Animal Communicator Shares Her Connection. By Penelope Smith. Beyond Words, 2000. (New Age)

From the publisher: "Through Penelope Smith's tales of adventure and communication with dolphins, listeners enter the world of these charismatic mammals. Smith relates the story of how dolphin-assisted healing cured her of a childhood fear of deep water and encourages listeners to experience the [dolphins'] energy for themselves through dolphin song recordings."

Dolphin Touch. By Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson and Ilizabeth Fortune. Institute for Creative Intelligence, P.O. Box 4500-449, Del Mar, California 92014, USA, (619) 792-0919, 1989.

"This tape contains specific frequency modulations built into dolphin, ocean, and voice tone sounds, designed to induce the production of alpha, theta, and delta brain-wave patterns in the human cerebral cortex for the purpose of deep relaxation, inspiration, and meditation."

Dolphin Trance CD. Mixed by DJ Crack Pres. Zyx/Manifold, 2001.

Dolphin Valentine. "Music composed and performed by dolphins" [at the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa]. February 14, 1992.

From the website: "The Dolphin Valentine recording demonstrates a musical communication interface for human-dolphin communication. This is the first dolphin-created music.

"The dolphins at the Hyatt Regency Waikaloa [now the Hilton Waikaloa] were recorded on Valentine's Day 1992. Their sounds were processed using the 'Song Swimmer' interface developed by the Sirius Institute.

"A MIDI [Musical Industry Digital Interface] pitch tracker tracked the pitch of the dolphin whistles and generated a MIDI data file with pitch and pitch-bend data. A synthesizer played the whistle pitch profiles with a timbre called 'Spirit.'"

Dolphin Vision Quest. By Timothy Wyllie. Bozon Enterprises, P.O. Box 215, Mountainair, New Mexico 87036, USA, 1992.

"An evocation of dolphin intelligence and the Wisdom of the Heart. Side One: Meditation and creative visualization with gentle music behind it. Side Two: Evocative music only, with no voice track." [Nicely produced--Trisha]

Dream Dolphin. By Noriko. Japan.

Dreaming Pool. By Chris Michell and Nigel Shaw. Produced by Oreade, 1990. Distributed by Earthworks, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com.

Inspired by dolphin energies.

Dreamtime Dolphin. By Christa Michell. Produced by Oreade, 2000. Distributed by Earthworks, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com or from Bluestar/Oreade Music, 44 Bear Glenn, Woodside, California 94062, USA, (888) 673-2331, (650) 851-5880, fax: (650) 851-2339, e-mail: orders@bluestar.com.

From the publisher: "This powerful shamanic flute playing brings joy to people all over the world. Beautiful and inspiring music based upon well-known classical themes."

Earth Sounds, Our Songs. New York: Dragonfly, 1998.

Earth Spirit. By Terry Oldfield. 1996.

E.C.C.O.: Earth Coincidence Control Office. By John Lilly. Produced by Yasuhiko Suga and Kim Cascone. Silent Records, 1994.

"Presents the philosophical musings of Lilly (in his own voice) enfolded in a shimmering cloak of beautiful ambient music. Dolphin cries, cybersonic soundwashes, . . . form a rainbow backdrop as John discourses on such topics as: positive and negative self-programming . . . and the . . . greatness, compassion, and wisdom of the super-self." " . . . uses repetitious word patterns, dolphin recordings and high quality ambient music to induce hypnotic, expansive and sometimes pensive states."

Scott Taylor: An historic effort by Lilly to give his work to the public in a musical form. It includes material from nearly every phase of Lilly's work, including the famous "cogitate" tape loop first used at Esalen. Dolphin vocalizations are woven into trance style music.

The Enchanting Sounds of Dolphin Song tape. Richmond, Virginia: Surf Sounds, 1989. (Dolphins and orcas.)

Encounters with Whales. By Ross Isaacs.

Environmental & Ecological Sounds. Distributed by Madacy, Quebec, Canada.

Scott Taylor: Contains two sections of cetacean sounds, "Cry of the Dolphin," and "Symphony of the Whales," each a collection of natural sounds. Nice fidelity.

Fin Whales '93. From the Whales '93 CD set. Produced by Christopher W. Clark. 1996. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology/Bioacoustics Research Program, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA, (607) 254-2405. 147 minutes.

"This [two-CD] set is a unique collection of the sounds of the fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus, the second largest animal now living on the earth. These sounds were recorded using the U.S. Navy's Integrated Undersea Surveillance System during the Whales '93 project. Cornell bioacoustician Christopher W. Clark was one of the few civilian scientists asked to evaluate the potential of this submarine tracking hydrophone network for research on whales in the deep ocean.

"Listening to the voices of fin whales on this CD will be very different from anything you have ever experienced before. In the deep ocean, where low sounds dominate the acoustic soundscape, the entire texture of sounds gives you the feeling of being wrapped in an enormously soft, slowy undulating quilt. The infrasonic sounds of the fin whale present an additional listening challenge-- they are so low in pitch and their repetition rate is so slow that the sounds and their rhythms are imperceptible to our ears. On these CDs the pitch and rhythm have been digitally increased by a factor of ten so you can hear the long sequences fin whale sounds delivered in a very predictable, almost drumbeat cadence that probably represents a form of song.

"To the first-time listener, all these fin whale recordings from the Atlantic Ocean will sound the same except for their differing levels of background noise, but actually whales from different regions of the ocean have subtle differences in their voices. The most obvious differences are in the rhythms. The more discerning ear will notice that the whales produce slightly different sounds in various rhythmic combinations."

Sounds were recorded off the West Indies, Bermuda, Newfoundland, Iceland, and the United Kingdom.

Flipper's New Adventure. Great children's stories told with sound effects and music. From a story by Ivan Tors and based on characters created by Ricou Browning and Jack Cowden.

"Flipper, the amazing dolphin from the deep blue sea, makes his first appearance on phonograph records with this album . . . The leaping dolphin and his young friend Sandy . . . splash into your home with the complete story of their latest MGM movie Flipper's New Adventure on this album.

The Southern Resident Orca Community Family Reunion July 9, 1995. Proceeds from the sale of this tape go to the Free Lolita Campaign. Available on the Web at http://www.freelolita.net/merch.html.

From the Web site: "On a clear, moonlit night in July 1995, under glassy calm waters, all 95 orcas of the southern resident community gathered together. They greeted ech other and mingled in ritualistic ceremony all night long. This high-quality recording made by Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research brings you there. First you hear the blows of 50 or more orcas above the surface. As the hydrophone is lowered into the water, the whales echolocate on the instrument to see what it is. Then you hear the excited conversations of these civilized yet playful orcas as J, K, and L pods come together in what is known as a superpod ceremony. They are vocalizing in the unique dialects of the southern resident community, Lolita's extended family. Lolita continues to use some of these calls even after decades alone at Miami Seaquarium.

"Also on this tape, finishing side A and filling side B, are the music and poetry of Jeffrey Bloom from his CD Liquid Space. Interwoven with northern community orcas calls, the story of another captive orca named Corky is told by Dr. Paul Spong and Alexandra Morton."

Free Willy. The original motion picture soundtrack. Music composed and conducted by Basil Poledouris. Sony Music Entertainment Inc., 1993. MJJ Productions Inc., 1991. BMG Music, 1993.

Selections include: Will You Be There?/Michael Jackson; Keep on Smilin'/New Kids on the Block; Didn't Mean to Hurt You/3T; Right Here (Human Nature remix)/Sisters with Voices; How Can You Leave Me Now?/Funky Poets; Main Title; Connection; The Gifts; Friends Montage; Audition; Jessie Says Goodbye; Let's Free Willy!; Return to Freedom; Will you Be There? (Reprise)/Michael Jackson

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home. The original motion picture soundtrack. Sony Music, 1995.

Selections include: Childhood (Theme from Free Willy 2)/Michael Jackson; Forever Young/Rebbie Jackson; Sometimes Dancin'/Brownstone (with Spragga Benz); What Will It Take?/3T; I'll Say Good-Bye for the Two of Us/Expose; Forever Young/The Pretenders;Lou's Blues/Nathan Cavaleri Band; Main Titles; Whale Swim; Reunion; Childhood (Theme from Free Willy 2)/Michael Jackson (instrumental)

Free Willy 3: The Rescue. The original motion picture soundtrack. Uni/Varese Sarabande, 1997.

Selections include: Main Title, Awakening, Harpoon Assembly, Whale Call, Birth, Willy's Signals, The Hunt, Obsession, Redemption, You Were Right, A New Family, End Credits

Gentle Giants Of The Sea. By Byron M. Davis. Nature's Magic series. The Sounds of Nature, 1993. Loveismusic and Joel C. Peskin, 1993. Elap Music Ltd., 1994. The CDCard Company, Network House, 29/39 Stirling Road, London W3 8DJ, England, 081 993 5966, fax: 081 992 0340. 60 minutes.

"Relax and reflect, as the music and sounds of Nature's Magic take you on a . . . journey with the gentle giants of the sea. Listen as dolphins and humpback whales . . . gracefully glide through clear ocean waters. The resonant whale song, like an orchestra of cellos, echoes throughout the sea as they playfully . . . embrace one another with their long curved tails. Dolphins, with ballet precision, leap and frolic performing thrilling somersaults in the air, like aquatic acrobats. The rest of the school, an appreciative audience, click, giggle and whistle at the captivating antics so gracefully displayed. These magnificent mammals, as awesome and as grand as can be, are truly the Gentle Giants of the Sea."

Selections include: In Anticipation, Clear Ocean, Another Chance, Dolphins and Humpbacks, Chorale and Canon, and Undersea Waltz

Die Gesänge der Buckelwale (Whale Song). Zweitausendeins.

Tracks: Solo-Wal, Verlangsamter Solo-Wal, Turm-Wale, Wal in der Ferne, Der Drei-Wale-Trip

Raff, Courtney Granet. Giant of the Sea: The Story of a Spermaceti Whale. Smithsonian Oceanic Collection. Soundprints Corp. Audio, 2002. Ages 4-8. Book and tape. (Fiction)

Glacier Bay: Last Great Places on Earth. Dennis Hysom. Vol. 2, The Nature Company Audio Library.

Jennifer Price writing in "Looking for Nature at the Mall: A Field Guide to the Nature Company," in Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature, William Cronon, ed.: "Glacier Bay, one of [the Nature Company's] best-selling CDs, comes with a booklet that reads, 'ALASKA-- . . . a superlative for natural beauty and unbounded wilderness.' 'It's for relaxation,' a store manager told me--so I bought one. The music has a New Age dreamlike quality. It's a quiet, flowing melange of flute, cello, whales, eagles, and waves, which sounds not unlike the flute, cello, frogs, wrens, and flowing water on the Costa Rican Cloud Forest CD. It's self-identified mood music, in which the humpback whale makes a cameo appearance. From a boat in the bay itself, would coastal Alaska be relaxing? Isn't the far North notorious as mosquito country? And why, I've always wondered, does the music composed to evoke the natural world always sound like flute? In suburban somewhere, however, after a stressful day at work (even if you read the booklet notes on natural history), Glacier Bay reduces to a handful of abstractions, like 'beauty,' 'wilderness,' and 'relaxation.' The call of the humpback whale promotes human peace of mind. The arctic landscape and its animals become shadowy realities, subordinate to these meanings. And what better place to sell these abstractions than in the placeless vacuum of the mall?"

Gorillas in the Mix. By Bernie Krause & Human Remains. Rykodisc, 1988. Rykodisc, Pickering Wharf Bldg., C-3G, Salem, Massachusetts 01970, USA.

"Human Remains is a group of studio musicians and recordists dedicated to bringing what is left of animal sounds in our environment into every home."

"Every sound on this recording has been created from the voices of animals except as noted in the credits." And each of the selections includes sounds from one or more of the following cetaceans: dolphins, killer whales, and humpback whales.

Grace. By Marnie Jones. Willow Music, Inc., P.O. Box 151439, San Rafael, California 94915-1439, USA, (800) 726-3924, 1992.

"This album has taken me to Hawaii, Florida, the Caribbean, and to many other places by phone. I have sent used clothes to the Amazon and packed food in trade for ocean sounds. I've met extraordinary people. We shared stories about dreams, close encounters, and healings with whales and dolphins. Grace is dedicated to the 'pod,' both cetacean and human . . . " Blending of harp, flute, clarinet, cello, Tibetan singing bowls, and Marnie's voice.

Le Grand Bleu. Volume 2. The original motion picuture soundtrack by Eric Serra. 1988. See the film of the same name in the Cetacean Videography.

Grandpa Art Nature Songs for Children: Sea Creatures. By Arthur Custer.

"As a musician dedicated to children, Arthur Custer has composed music for over 300 juvenile productions, of which more than 50 have won major awards . . . He has written for Sesame Street, and his music is heard on television throughout the world.":

Guardians of the Legend (of the Golden Dolphin). By Darmin (John Cameron). Larrikin Records.

"Tolkeinesque synth, voices, and flute."

Guided Imagery for Lucid Dreaming with Dolphins. The Dolphin Society, P.O. Box 13042, Torrance, California 90503, USA.

Harmony. By David Sun. Produced by New World Music, 1992. Distributed by Earthworks, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com. 45 minutes.

"This delicate, imaginative music links the playful, compelling voices of Dolphins with the soothing sounds of their underwater world."

Hawai'i Whale Propagation Beacon. A live Internet audio feed for real-time listening to humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean near Hawai'i. (Live broadcast is replaced by recordings when the whales migrate out of the area.)

Location: Floating platform near Maui, Hawai'I Hydrophone Depth: 4 meters below water surface Beacon Frequency: 145.580 MHz FM Power: 250 milliwatts effective radiated power Antenna: Vertically polarized dipole 3M AMSL Beacon call sign: NV6W Station Idenfication: NV6W/BCN in morse code every 9.8 minutes Modulation: Natural underwater sounds, including humpback whales Power: Solar-charged battery system Platform: Sailboat (Whalesong) anchored 1km offshore Internet Audio: RealAudio feed
The Healing Dolphins tape. By Ann Warner. The Angelic Healing Guided Meditation Series. Scottsdale, Arizona: Angelic Harmonies, an6789@aol.com.
". . . music with guided meditations."

Heartsongs of the Universe. By Dawn L. Ferguson. 1999. Email: dawn@dolphinsunrise.net.

"Dawn's music reflects her Celtic Roots and honors her aborigine and dolphin connections. Her songs were beacons along her spiritual path and offer keys to a deeper understanding of human evolution and the sound nature of the Universe. Her book, Music May be All There Is compliments this CD and will be available in 2000."

Dawn Ferguson: " One of my songs is entitled 'Tears of the Whales' and came through while I was paddling with the orcas this summer. It is not solely about the acoustics effecting the whales . . . it includes many of the human behaviors affecting the whales, including waste pollution, boats, LFAS, and the whale hunts. The twist of the song is that the tears of the whales are reflecting back to humankind our ways. It ends with a prayerful request that the whale tears transform humanity. Also included is a song I call 'Orca Heartsongs,' which has to do with the effects of the whales' tonal transmissions on me/us/the planet."

Cetacean-related tracks include: The Dolphin and the Sea Turtle, Dive Deep, Tears of the Whales, Orca Heartsongs

How the Whale Got His Throat Readalong. Story by Rudyard Kipling. Spoken Arts Cassettes, 1995.

Humpback Whales. Echoes of Nature series. Santa Monica, California: Delta Music, 1995. 60 minutes.

From the CD liner: "The Humpback's song is rich and purposeful. Transcending the scale from delightful highs to resplendent lows, one might wonder how much more is being said than we understand."

The Humpback Whales Do the Classics. Performed by the humpback whales and the Tranquility Orchestra. Total Recording of California, Inc., 1992. 37 minutes.

"This recording is for everyone that enjoys peace and tranquility . . . This concept was the dream of Ralph Harding, an internationally known producer, to combine the soothing pleasures of classical music with the voices of the Humpback whales."

Includes: Handel Suite "Water Music"; Handel Suite "Water Music" Part 2; Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major OP 73 "The Emperor" and Haydn Symphony No. 103 in E-Flat Major "The Drum Roll."

Humpback Whale Serenade. Nature in Harmony series. La Crosse, Wis.: Platinum Disc Corp.

From the cover: "Sit back, relax to the sounds of the soothing sea and the rolling surf. Listen to the gentle chorus of whales serenading each other. Let them speak to you in this natural type of relaxation . . ."

The Intersea Foundation Sound Archives. E-mail: whale@intersea-fdn.com

"The Intersea Foundation's sound archives represent over seventeen years of humpback whale recordings. These recordings have been digitally remastered and are now available on audio CDs.

In the Belly of a Whale. Shark Records. Hightone, 1994.

In the Presence of Whales. Catherine Espinoza. Forthcoming.

This CD "blends together the mystical songs of whales and dolphins with the magical sounds of the Celtic harp. Titles include 'Pachelbel's Canon,' 'Greensleeves,' and 'Amazing Grace.'"

Into the Dreamtime. By Raphael. Guided meditation by Kutira. Kahua Hawaiian Institute, P.O. Box 1747, Makawao, Hawaii 96768, USA.

"Ritualistic music that guides you into undulatory trance dance, where you enter the world of the Dreamtime through the wild pulse of African drums. The didgeridoo is masterfully played by Kutira and dances with the songs of the whales and dolphins. Side two invites you to a sensuous guided dolphin meditation undulating you into the inner sanctum of your heart."

Ishtar: Rites of the Dolphin. By Lisa Moskow (sarod), Nicole Milner (piano), and Doug Carroll (cello). Making Waves Studio, P.O. Box 10038, Berkeley, California 94709-0038, USA, 1987.

Jolly Mon. By Jimmy Buffett and Savannah Jane Buffett. A companion to the book Jolly Mon by the same authors. For details about the book, see the Cetacean Children's Bibliography.

Jonah and the Whale. Book and cassette. By Carolyn Larsen. Book illustrated by Carole Boerke. Wee Sing Bible Songs and Stories series. Price Stern Sloan Audio, 1998. Ages 4-8.

Jonah and the Whale with Cassette. Tyndale Publishers, 1998. Ages 4-8.

Jonah and the Whale. By Peter J. Reilly, music composed by George Mgrdichian. Rowayton, Connecticut, USA: Rabbit Ears, 1992. Distributed by BMG Music.

Jonah's Journey. By Steve Halpern & David Friesen. Open Channel Sound (BMI) & Color Pool Music (BMI), 1986, 1990. Sound Rx, 1990. Distributed by SoundWorld Rx, P.O. Box 2644, San Anselmo, California 94979, USA.

"Jonah's Journey is a compelling soundtrack spanning World music and New Age jazz that transports you to the far corners of the earth, sea and heavens. In Friesen's hands, the bass assumes a uniquely melodic voice while providing a strong rhythmic identity that perfectly complements Halpern's keyboards, trumpet and occasional percussion. These evocative compositions feature a high level of creative interplay between these two musicians . . . "

Jonah's Mission (Des Jona Sendung). Oratorio by Rudolf Tobias.

Composed for five soloists, two mixed choirs, children's choir, large orchestra, and organ. Text is based on the Book of Jonah from the Old Testament.

Jonah Who Lived in the Whale CD. Composed, orchestrated, and conducted by Enrico Morricone. COS 015

Journey of the Dolphin CD. By Cynthia. The Peaceful Journey series. Emerald Eagle Music, [2000].

" Cynthia was raised near the ocean in Redondo Beach, California. She loves the ocean and . . . is especially fond of . . . the dolphins. After a memorable event swimming with dolphins in the blue Pacific she wrote the composition 'Behold the Dolphin.' She went on to create more music to honor them[, and says,] 'Dolphins are the ambassadors of the Divine!' . . ."

" [Cynthia] has completed seven albums and her soothing piano music is used in music therapy and wellness environments all over the world. Her purpose is to Awaken the Spirit with music."

Tracks: Behold the Dolphin, Atlantis, Vernal Equinox, Widow's Walk, Encantada, Journey With Dolphins, Summer Solstice, My Puppy, Vista Hermosa, In the Spirit of Dolphins

Journey to the Center of Creation: Entering the World of Dolphins & the Dimensions of Dreamtime. By Ilona Selke. Stanwood, Washington: Living from Vision, 1997. Available from Living from Vision, P.O. Box 1530, Stanwood, Washington 98292, USA, (360) 387-5713. (See also the book of the same name in the Cetacean Nonfiction Bibliography.

Journey with Whales. Solitudes.

Killer Whales. Echoes of Nature. Laserlight, 1995.

Killer Whales and Friends. Marine Mammal Fund Voice of Nature Series. MMF-003CS. 30 minutes. (I purchased this tape from the Marine Mammal Center, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Center, Sausalito, California 94965, USA, 415-289-7325.)

Contains Killer Whales (from Puget Sound, Washington): Small Group Vocals, Killer Whales: Super Pod, Pilot Whales: Screams & Screaches, and Pilot Whales: Herd Vocals.

Kondole. By Psychic TV. San Francisco, California: Silent Records, 1993. 69 minutes. (The name "Kondole" is taken from a Australian Aboriginal tale about Kondole, the whale.)

Tracks: Deadcat -- Sountrack to a film that, while it has nothing to do with whales or dolphins per se, the musicians "feel that a certain thematic synchronicity pervades all three [tracks]. Further, thee invitation to score this film came as a direct result ov thee film maker listening to 'Thee Whale.'"

Thee Whale -- "thee soundtrack to a film in progress by David Lewis and Andrew Crabb. Thee music was in fact written first as one side ov a rare, free, limited, edition, yellow picture disc called 'Psychic Violence.'"

Thee Shadow Creatures -- "Kondole was always intended to be a trilogy, but part three remained untransmitted until our discovery ov two imprisoned Dolphins in thee aquarium in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. As hunted and displaced beings ourselves, we were all deeply affected, and appalled that such an apparently enlightened city could in any way condone such a cruel incarceration. A video resulting from this disheartening discovery will be produced by Transmedia with Hyperdelic Video."

Kwakiutl: Indian Music of the Pacific Northwest. Collected, recorded, and annotated by Ida Halpern. New York: Ethnic Folkways Records, 1981.

Land Whales in New York. Gordon Lee Quartet. Tutu, 1994.

Last of the Great Whales. Royal Irish Regiment. 2001.

Lazaris and the Dolphins. By Marianne Allen. NPN Publishing, Inc., 302 South County Road, Suite 109, Palm Beach, Florida 33480, USA, (407) 588-9599, 1989. (New Age)

From the publisher: "There is a deeply touching rapport between Lazaris and the Dolphins. On a boat trip [with] Michaell, Peny, and Jach . . . , upon occasion Lazaris would come through [via 'channeling'] to chat. Inevitably, the dolphins would gather and play around the boat. It was magical. This story was the inspiration for the music."

Learning from Dolphins. John Lilly. Available from Sound Photosynthesis, P.O. Box 2111, Mill Valley, California 94942, USA, (415) 383-6712, fax: (415) 381-3127.

John Lilly's lectures and seminars are available on audiotape from Paul Herbert, Dolphin Tapes, Esalen, Big Sur, California 93920, USA. Audio- and videotapes of John Lilly and of dolphin vocalizations are available from Sound Photosynthesis, P.O. Box 2111, Mill Valley, California 94942, USA, (415) 383-6712, fax: (415) 381-3127. Includes Lilly on Dolphins and John Lilly & Barbara Clarke (Clarke speaks on dolphins). The Lilly tapes "Dolphin Behavior with Humans" and "Dolphin Experience" are available from Big Sur Tapes, P.O. Box 4, Tiburon, California 94920, USA, (800) 688-5512, (415) 289-5280, fax: (415) 289-5285.

The Lords of the Deep. By Roland Hanneman. Performed by John St. John. Serenity series. St.-Laurent, Quebec, Canada: Madacy Entertainment Group, 1996. 60 minutes.

From the CD liner: "In harmony they swim the breadth of the sea. In chorus they echo the secrets of the deep . . . Close our eyes . . . relax and relish in the whales' thirst for tranquillity . . . Let the stress of modern living dissolve to the lulling hypnotic melody of the piano and flute as they accompany the chorus of whales."

Lost Oceans. By John Huling. BMI, 1991. NOVOX Music, P.O. Box 125, Pacific Grove, California 93950, USA, 1991.

"Lost Oceans evokes beautiful visions and imaginings from the space above and below the oceans of our world. Pan flutes, synthesizers, whales, shorebirds, and gentle ocean waves provide the listener with a relaxing musical odyssey."

Includes the selections "Encounter" ("and then the whales came to occupy their placed on earth" and "Whale Dreams" ("as the seas still . . . the whale dreams . . . ").

Minke Whales '93. From the Whales '93 CD set. Produced by Christopher W. Clark. 1996. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology/Bioacoustics Research Program, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA, (607) 254-2405. 148 minutes.

"This [two-CD] set is a unique collection of the sounds of the minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, the smallest of the baleen whales. These sounds were recorded using the U.S. Navy's Integrated Undersea Surveillance System during the Whales '93 project. Cornell bioacoustician Christopher W. Clark was one of the few civilian scientists asked to evaluate the potential of this submarine tracking hydrophone network for research on whales in the deep ocean.

"Listening to the voices of minke whales on this CD will be very different from anything you have ever experienced before. In the deep ocean, where low sounds dominate the acoustic soundscape, the entire texture of sounds gives you the feeling of being wrapped in an enormously soft, slowy undulating quilt. The low-frequency rhythmic sounds of the minke whale present an additional listening challenge in that their low pitch and slow but regular repetition rate is relatively monotonic and uninteresting. On all but the first cut on Disc 1, the pitch and rhythm have been digitally increased by a factor of ten in order to make the acoustic qualities of the minke sounds easier to appreciate.

"To the first-time listener, all these minke whale recordings from the Atlantic Ocean will sound much the same, except for their differing levels of background noise, but actually whales from different regions of the ocean and at different time of the year have subtle differences in their voices. The most obvious differences are in the pitch, but the more discerning ear will notice that the whales produce slightly different sounds in various combinations of rhythm and frequency."

Sounds were recorded off Bermuda and the West Indies.

The Miracle of Dolphins, By Paul Lloyd Warner. Santa Cruz, Calfornia: The Miracle of Dolphins, 1983, 1987. (Solo piano.)

Tracks: The Miracle of Dolphins, Two Dolphinesques, Dolphin Dream, Ode to a Blue Moon, Whale Song, Visions of the Whales

Moby Dick. Audio Books. Read by Burt Reynolds.

Moby Dick. 2 disc set. By Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye. Exallshow Ltd., 1992. Distributed by BMG Music.

London cast recording of the new musical comedy Moby Dick..

Cameron Mackintosh: "This recording was only supposed to be a private one for the pleasure of the cast and production team and was recorded at a liver performance during the last week. But on hearing it I felt that despite the occasional lack of vocal clarity, the raw spirit of the production, the joie-de-vivre of the music and the infectious enjoyment of the audience were captured in a way we could never have recreated in a studio. For months I had been besieged by hundreds of members of the public requesting non-existent albums. I hope now this recording of almost the entire show will help keep the memory of Moby alive until he returns to wreak his revenge."

Music for Friends of the Whales. By Gregor Theelen. Produced by Oreade. Distributed by Earthworks, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com or from Bluestar/Oreade Music, 44 Bear Glenn, Woodside, California 94062, USA, (888) 673-2331, (650) 851-5880, fax: (650) 851-2339, e-mail: orders@bluestar.com.

From the publisher: "A true ocean symphony for orcas, whales, ocean, piano, flute and orchestra with classical and modern themes."

New Beginnings: A Booklet of Images and Written Meditations with Musical Accompaniment on Cassette Performed by Water Tribe. By Sachi Nifash. Kona, Hawai'i: Big Mouth Productions, 1994.

Titles of selections include: Whalesong, Genesis II (dolphins), This Magic Moment (dolphins), Children of the Sea (dolphins), Splash! (Big Mouth) (dolphins)

North Atlantic Humpback Whales. Recorded by Paul Knapp. Compass Recordings, Box 8173, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06605, USA, 1992.

Sounds of humpbacks, continuous and unspliced, recorded near the Virgin Islands.

Nuances II: "Whale Lament". Written and conducted by Robert Hall Lewis, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (Tape/CD also contains other Lewis orchestral selections.) New York, USA: CRI, 1992.

Includes humpback whale songs recorded by the New York Zoological Society.

O'Cean: Flute Music with Humpback Whale Sounds. By Larkin. Sona Gaia Productions, 1845 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA, 1985.

Ocean Dreams. By Dean Evenson. Soundings of the Planet, P.O. Box 43512, Tucson, Arizona 85733, USA, 1989.

"Dolphins and whales weave their melody with the evocative music of flutes, harps and synthesizer. Gentle ocean rhythms create waves of peace."

Ocean of Song: Whale Voices. PET LPS 3145. PET Records and The Whale Museum, 1980. PET Records, Box 1102, Burbank, California 91507. The Whale Museum, P.O. Box 1154, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250.

From the album cover: "Evening in a small boat near an island coast: waves breaking and seabirds settling in the half-light. Night quiet prevails as we lower our hydrophones into the black water, and then we hear twenty orcas calling. We are floating upon a world of sound.

"Or listening to a lone humpback whale singing from unknown miles away, we are again reminded that we all live on islands on the Water Planet, surrounded by an ocean of song."

Selections include: Orcas of Puget Sound: J-Pod: Early Evening, L-Pod Subgroup: Night (i), L-Pod Subgroup: Night (ii), Humpbacks: Hawaiian Song (humpback recorded near Maui, Hawaii), and Ocean of Song (contrapuntal pairing of two Hawaiian humpback songs).

Oceanos. Composed and performed on synthesizers by Ole Pullar Saxe. Neptunus Records, Box 48, S-793 05 Siljansnas, Sweden, voice: +247 228 25, fax: +247 228 57, e-mail: saxe@dalnet. se.

"Oceanos takes us on a voyage across the seas of our planet and through the waters of our souls. We start our travel gently crossing the Arctic sea, making acquaintances with the humble song of the humpback whale. Coming south we wake up into the warm and dancing joy of the Mediterranean. Dolphins jump and dive around us and tempt us to join them in their playful laughter. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean we rest peacefully in places of no wind where whales sing to us their song of total trust, until we reach the sensual rhythyms of West Indies and further west to the Pacific and China Sea."

Oceans Symphonic Suite No. 5. By Paul Lloyd Warner.

"15 tracks each with a different ocean sounds, from dolphins, whales, surfing, mermaids, and others."

Ocean Symphony, with Sounds of Whales. By Gregor Theelen. Produced by Oreade. Distributed by Earthworks, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com or from Bluestar/Oreade Music, 44 Bear Glenn, Woodside, California 94062, USA, (888) 673-2331, (650) 851-5880, fax: (650) 851-2339, e-mail: orders@bluestar.com.

From the publisher: "A musical ode to the ocean and its inhabitants. Well-known classical themes are arranged and alternated with beautiful new melodies."

The follow-up album to Music for Friends of the Whales.

Ocean Voices of the Alaskan Arctic. Produced by Christopher W. Clark. Cornell Laboratory of Ornitology, 1991. Department of Wildlife Management, North Slope Borough, P.O. Box 69, Barrow, Alaska 99723, USA, (907) 852-0350, or Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA, (607) 254-2473. 60 minutes.

Includes sounds from the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow, Alaska, in April and May, the arctic spring. The latter include the sounds of sea ice, beluga and bowhead whales, and bearded and ringed seals.

Oh, To Sail Among The Whales. The El Paso Orchestra featuring Margie Lane. Broadcast Records, P.O. Box 70, Columbus, New Mexico 88029.

Orca FM radio station CJKW, 88.5 FM. Range: 10-kilometer radius around Robson Bight, Vancouver Island, Canada. Broadcasting commenced on July 22, 1998.

The Vancouver Aquarium has been granted a radio license for the world's first all-whale radio station, which will monitor the live underwater communications of orcas around Robson Bight, a favorite gathering point for orcas off northeastern Vancouver Island.

According to the October 3, 1997, issue of The Vancouver Sun, whenever there are consecutive sounds from whales within a five-minute period and the sounds are broadcast to the surface, voice-recognition technology in a nearby station will trigger a telephone call to research biologist John Ford over the BC Tel Mobility network. At the aquarium biologists will listen via the cellular link to the station to study the whales' habits, and the sounds will be broadcast for aquarium visitors in the underwater killer whale viewing gallery.

Cruise-ship passengers, boaters with portable radios, and nearby hikers will be able to tune into the station to hear "a jumble of screeches and squeals that are unreproducible by the human mouth," said Ford. [The aquarium plans eventually to broadcast the station through the Internet.]

Orcas frequent Robson Bight between June and November because of abundant salmon. During the winter and spring there will be additional noises to entertain listeners: shrimp snapping, rock fish grunting, the "racket" of many boats, and Pacific white-sided dolphins. (According to a Reuters release on July 21, 1998, the researchers hope listeners to ORCA FM, especially those on boats, will hear "not just the whales, but the noise the whale watching fleet makes in the underwater environment." Ford states, "Our concern is that there is all this noise, and is it going to reach a level where [the orcas] can't tolerate it anymore?")

Where the orcas go in the off-season is one of the mysteries Ford hopes to solve. A BC Tel underwater cellular tracking system will monitor their movement in areas other than Robson Bight.

Orca-live. Live broadcast of audio and visual data of orcas in the Johnstone Strait, Blackney Pass, and Blackfish Sound. Project conducted by Paul and Helena Spong.

From Paul and Helena Spong: "The audio data are from a hydrophone network we monitor continuously, i.e., the underwater acoustic spaces of Johnstone Strait, Blackney Pass, and Blackfish Sound. The video data are from our video station at Cracroft Point, where we've installed several underwater cameras that serve as 'windows' into the ordinary life of a kelp forest that's on one of the main orca travel routes. We also use a surface camera there. The 'live' feed is chosen from one of the cameras, i.e., is determined by what is happening at the moment.

"You'll need at least a 56K modem to access the live streaming data (video and audio). A faster modem will produce a smoother video image. Access also requires you to have Shockwave & RealPlayer 2, both of which can be downloaded from the site.

"The video image you'll see on your computer screen is small, but we hope it will be clear, and interesting. The audio quality should be acceptable to most ears, except during bombardment by boat noise! Being 'live,' of course there's no knowing what's going to happen, or when. Registered members will receive email 'alerts' about imminent events, so if you're registered and happen to be connected when we send an alert message out, you'll be able to catch the drama of the moment. The launch time coincided with an energetic 'rubbing' session at the Main rubbing beach inside the Ecological Reserve at Robson Bight. Numerous orca families have been spending time in our area lately, so there've already been many great acoustic moments for the audience . . . along with lovely underwater kelp forest images, great fish scenes, and at least one seal cruising past a camera. The web site tracks and displays the number of people logged on, so you'll know the size of the audience you're sharing the experience with. The largest audience we're aware of yet is 49 but we expect it to grow as the word about 'Orca-live' spreads. For the moment, the maximum simultaneous audience is 100, though it is quite possible more 'bandwidth' will be needed to accommodate future interest.

"It goes without saying that this complicated project would not be possible without extensive support from others, so we want to acknowledge our deep appreciation of the contributions of NTT DATA, NEUX, AXIS, J STREAM, PRO VISION and all the members of the wonderful team that has created and is handling the project. We're especially grateful for the inspired efforts of Soichi (Saul) Ueda. The satellite connection is being managed by Quicklink Communications, and we thank them also."

Orca Project '84. Interspecies Communication, 273 Hidden Meadow, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250, USA, 1984.

Orca's Greatest Hits. Interspecies Communication, 273 Hidden Meadow, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250, USA, 1985.

From the liner notes: "We at Interspecies Communication have produced seven continuous summers of communication research between the same musicians and the same pods of free-swimming orcas who inhabit the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. 1985 was our best year yet; some days as many as 47 whales created discernible dialogues with our guitars, percussion, and voice. This cassette is an anthology of the best of 1985's recordings, along with two often requested pieces from 1980 and 1984."

Jim Nollman writing in the Winter 1994 issue of The Interspecies Communication Newsletter: "What makes Orca's Greatest Hits so original is the fact that all of the recordings were made underwater. They are also mostly unedited, meaning that there are no overdubs or subtle audio effects to sweeten the communication that occurred between species. What you hear on the cassette is exactly the way it occurred with the whales. In one case, the best parts of an exchange that occurred with many orcas over three days time is spliced together to make a 25-minute piece entitled 'The 47 Whale Raga.'"

From excerpts of Jim Nollman's writings at the Whale-Watching Web site: "Over the past ten years, many cassettes and CDs have been made of musicians using the magic of a recording studio to dub whale songs into their compositions. [Interspecies Communication] may be the only group who regularly records music with whales in real time out on the ocean [see also Actions and Musical Interactions with Free-Ranging Whales and Dolphins by Kairos in this audiography]. We have done this with various whale and dolphin species. To attain our objective, we have built a portable underwater sound system which effectively turns any boat with a twelve-volt system into a marine recording studio. Our intent is straightforward, although it's also quite ambitious: to seek out the whales where they live and invite them to join an interspecies band. Let it be known, however, that we never chase the whales--we always let them swim to us."

Orcas of the Inside Passage CD. Hanson Island, B.C., Canada: OrcaLab, 2002.

From the website: ". . . features recordings made during 1987-1997. Each year brings us many great orca acoustic experiences, and every year is different. These recordings range from the voice of a single orca hurrying through Blackney Pass to catch up with his family, to a chorus of more than 80 orcas from all three 'clans' of British Columbia's northern resident community."

Orca Song. By Michael C. Armour. Illustrated by Katie Lee. Narrated by Peter Thomas. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1994/Norwalk, Connecticut: TMC/Soundprints, 1994. Grades preschool-2.

Trisha: This fictional work (full size book or mini-book) sometimes comes bundled with a small stuffed orca and/or an audiotape and tells the story of a young orca who gets caught in an abandoned cargo net, frees himself before he drowns, strands, is rescued by humans, and then finds his pod again.

"The Orcas Sing." 60 Minutes II television program, January 16, 2001.

"[In summer 2000] the City Cantabile Choir went to San Juan Island to sing for the orcas through an underwater speaker system. 'The whole point was to bring people's attention to the plight of orca whales,' said Fred West, director of the 20-member choir. For the event, West said he composed 'Songs for the Sea,' a suite drawing on maritime traditions.

"The singers were delighted when a pod of orcas showed up for the performance, splashing and 'singing' back. The show [is] dedicated to J-18, known as Everett, a young male whale that had recently died and washed ashore; it was the dead male's pod that responded to the choir."

Orca Suite. NatureQuest series. Karel Roessingh. Vancouver, B.C., Canada: Saturna Music Publishing, 1994. 60 minutes.

From the CD liner: "Orca Suite is a musical celebration of the magnificent orca whale. Orcas glide elegantly through the seas -- their black and white bodies haunting the surging waves, their delicate voices echoing through the dark blue depths. Karel Roessingh has created this original music, performed on grand piano, to ebb and flow like the tides -- and his beautiful melodies are enhanced with authentic sounds of orcas and the seashore."

Tracks: Golden Dawn, Reflections, Voyage, Cascade, Surfacing, Life Force, Eventide, Dark Waters

Orcinus Orca. Recording of orca sounds by Paul Spong. Total Records, Ladysmith, BC, Canada V0R 2E0.

OsheAnnia: Legend of the Golden Dolphin. By Darmin (John Cameron). Larrikin Records.

"Tolkeinesque synth, voices, and flute." The Legend of the Golden Dolphin is told at the Web site above.

Other Than Blue: Instrumental Music and Dolphin Song. By Dave Kenney.

Out of the Depths (De Profundis). By Terry Oldfield. Boulder, Colorado, USA: New World Music, 1993.

"The lapping waves of sound and the alluring siren-like vocals of Imogen Moore draw you deep beneath the surface into an echoing undertow where whale song provides the perfect counterpoint for a haunting lyrical plea."

From Starburst Wellness Resources: "This recording, voted 'Album of the Year,' features the voice of Imogen Moore in a haunting, hypnotic counterpoint to whale song and Terry's light and lovely instrumentation. It is a plea from the depths of the soul. I was introduced to this album while lying on a massage therapist's table and subsequently found it to be ideal for playing while I give Reiki treatments. It is a powerful tool for any bodyworker or therapist doing emotional release work. Yet it's mood is light enough for general relaxation or sleep inducement."

Pacific Blue: Whale Sounds and Music. Written, performed, and produced by Stefan Schramm and Jonas Kvarnstrom. Total Recording Company Ltd., 1991. Dual Music, 1991. Distributed in the U.S.A. by NorthWord Press, P.O. Box 1360, Minocqua, Wisconsin 54548, (800) 336-5666. Distributed in Canada by Holborne Distributing Co. Ltd., P.O. Box 309S, Mount Albert, Ontario L0G 1M0. 60 minutes.

From the liner notes: "From quiet piano to lively arrangements, the music on Pacific Blue is designed to complement the unique sounds of whales. Stefan Schramm and Jonas Kvarnstrom have created new and different sounds to celebrate the beauty and power of the giants of the sea."

Pacific Blue II: Musical Soundscapes featuring the sounds of Orcinus Orca. Written and performed Jonas Kvarnstrom and Stefan Schramm. Produced by Stefan Schramm. Alberta, Ontario, Canada: Banff Music, 1993. 40 minutes.

From the CD liner: "Whale songs have intrigued composers ever since recordings of their voices have been made available. Not only are the individual sounds fascinating, but their repertoire is quite impressive. Equally diverse is the music you will hear on this album. Together they will take you on a journey along the Pacific West Coast."

Tracks: Passing Through, Dawn, Pacific Sun, Leaving, Northern Sky, The Hunt, Flow of the Tide, Cruising, Rainbow Waters, Playtime, Saratoga, Starry Night

Pacific Humpback Whale Recordings. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, P.O. Box 450, Moss Landing, California 95039, USA, (408) 633-3304.

Popeye the Sailor Man: A Whale of a Tale. By Arthur Korb. Illustrated by George Peed. It's Fun to Read as Your Hear series. Newark, New Jersey: Peter Pan Industries, 1975.

Trisha: This is a delightful book and record set about a whale named Mopey Nick, who talks like Popeye (Popeye taught him to talk "people-talk") and who eats spinach like Popeye when extraordinary strength is called for. We learn that Popeye and Mopey became friends when "Popeye had pulled a whale hunter's harpoon out of Mopey's flipper." The whale hunter turned out to be Popeye's rival, Brutus, and Brutus had been pursuing the whale relentlessly ever since. After a few adventures, Popeye and the whale end up coming to Brutus's rescue, and Brutus promises never to chase Mopey Nick again.

Prairie Dolphins. New Age music by Connie Cook Smith and Mark Smith. Cook'N'Mark Productions, P.O. Box 405, Canton, Illinois 61520, USA, (309) 647-5930.

Project Pod sound clips.

Project Pod studies the bottlenose dolphin population in the waters around Fort Myers Beach, Florida. The sound clips are of these dolphins and include clicks, whistles, and quacks. Three of the four clips provided are "segments of one long series of vocalizations made by a group of four males that were coralling a female and periodically mating with her."

The Promise. Music and lyrics by Cathy Kinsman. Video available from Vital Scenes Productions, Swansea Postal Station, P.O. Box 88558, 34 Southport St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6S 4Z8. Vita Scenes Production, 1992. Proceeds from this video support educational programs and the preservation of whales and dolphins in their natural habitats. Approximately 10 minutes.

Cathy Kinsman writes: "Is it appropriate to hold dolphins and whales captive for the duration of their lives for the purpose of amusement? Not long ago I asked myself that question. The Promise is a look at the answer that came through to me 'buzzing and clicking' loud and clear. The answer may be here for you too. I hope that through experiencing this music video with captive dolphins in the United States and Canada and wild dolphins in Key West, Florida, something will 'reach deep to your soul' and touch a very real truth . . . perhaps evoking a deeper understanding that freedom is an inherent right . . . even for dolphins; and that only through seeing them as nature intended can we truly begin to appreciate these wonderful, intelligent, sensitive creatures."

Quest for the Dolphin Spirit. By Steven M. Weiss.

Rapture of the Deep: Humpback Whale Singing. By Paul Knapp, Jr. Bridgeport, Ct.: Compass Recordings, 2001.

These recordings of humpback whale singing were made in the Caribbean from a small inflatable boat, using a hydrophone. Paul Knapp, Jr., has been listening to humpback whale songs in the Caribbean for 16 seasons and states, "I find something truthful and relevant in their song that keeps me wanting to hear more. Some sounds are just so beautiful. They're like hidden secrets that I think we will increasingly be more aware of, surprised and happy to hear. Humpback whales give a voice to all the whales, and to me, they give a voice to the ocean itself. Perhaps in part through them, we will want to learn even more about the vocalizations, lives and water home of the other whales, dolphins and porpoises . . ."

Trisha: A wonderful compilation of humpback whale song, with some hauntingly beautiful and unusual passages.

Reiki Music Vol. 3: Dolphins in Music. By Swami Anand Ajad. High Tide Srl., 1994. 60 minutes.

Sixty minutes of dolphin sounds and continuous meditative music, created and tested in a floatation tank, designed to be used for Reiki, bodywork, and meditation. Combines flute, keyboards, and guitar with nature sounds. The dolphin recordings were provided by the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia, and the Tethis Research Institute of Milano.

Reiki Whale Song. By Kamal. New Earth Records, 2001. Track excerpts available at website. The sale of this record supports The Ocean Alliance and Whale Conservation Institute.

From the publisher: "Healing songs of these gentle giants of the deep echo throughout this newest release from Kamal. The musician blends the sounds of whales with flute and soft synthesizer to create an atmosphere supportive of the healing energies of reiki."

Kamal's inspiration: "The whales travel down the East coast of Australia in September taking their calves from their warm birthplaces to the rich feeding grounds of Antarctic. From the beaches of Byron Bay and the landmark lighthouse, I can watch them blowing off from their breathing holes and occasionally breaching. One morning I dove into the water and heard the strange calls of the whales as if I were swimming right next to them. I was mesmerized and could have stayed under water forever -- floating, relaxing and listening to the songs the whales were singing. Coming out of the water I felt elated and rejuvenated."

From a review in Fresh Tracks: "On his latest release, Kamal M. Engels, known as Kamal, weaves together the haunting songs of the humpback whale with the healing power of ethereal keyboards. Reiki Whale Song is a dreamy softly ambient masterpiece perfect for reiki treatments, massage, meditation, and other healing modalities. The whale songs were recorded in the ocean at a depth of 1,500 feet by sound pioneer Frank Watlington, who utilized deep-water microphones. Watlington's recordings are considered to be among the greatest of all recorded humpback-whale performances.

"Kamal plays keyboards and synthesizers. He and Darpan provide voices and toning, and Ariel Kalma performed on woodwinds. Long, sustained chords float like waves on the ocean, while whale song rises from the depths like bubbles of light. Listening to Reiki Whale Song, preferably while lying down, is sure to relax even the most intense Type-A personality. The music leaves listeners feeling renewed . . ."

Tracks: Whale Dreaming, Song of the Deep, Enchanted Worlds, Travellers of the Seas, Pacific Peace, Out of the Blue, The Far Horizon

The Return of Springer CD. Hanson Island, B.C., Canada: OrcaLab, 2002.

From the website: ". . . uses recordings of little orphaned orca Springer (A73) and other orcas to tell the amazing story of her journey back to her home waters in British Columbia. We hear Springer's family, her mother Sutlej (A45), Springer's lonely voice, the poignant first moments of renewed contact with her kin, and the orca chorus she became part of once more."

Reverence. By Terry Oldfield. Boulder, Colorado, USA: New World Music, 1987.

"An impeccable composition, pure flute interlaced with majestic whale songs, creating a touching dialogue between Man and Nature."

Ring of the Dolphin. By Cusco. Malibu, California: Higher Octave, 1996.

From the CD liner: "Throughout the pages of time, there are many whose life and destiny were entwined with the once distant isle known as Methos . . . and with those who were the first to bear the ring of the dolphin . . . Cusco, in its continuing celebration of ancient civilizations, weaves a myriad of enchanting melodies with their own collection of mythical tales into a timeless journey that reveals the unknown realm of Celtic origins and humanity's long-forgotten relationship with the dolphin."

Tracks: Kind of the Dolphin, Methos, The Spell, Waters of Cesme, Djebel at Tarik, Bur Said, Children's Crusade, King of the Dolphin Reprise

Rolling Down to Old Maui. Don Sineti Sings aboard the Brig Carthaginian. Video available from BTA Films, 190 Stillwold Drive, Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109, USA, voice: (203) 563-2565, fax: (203) 257-4194, e-mail: robbinsb@aol.com. 54 minutes.

A sea shanty concert recorded live in Hawaii at the port of Lahaina, Maui, February 22, 1992. Songs include: Weary Whaling Grounds, Blow Ye Winds in the Morning, The Dreadnaught, Go to Sea Once More, Farewell to Tarwathie, Reuben Ranzo, Blow the Candle Out, Santiana, South Australia, Rolling Down to Old Maui, The Diamond, Rolling Home to Old New England.

Sacred Earth Drums. By David and Steve Gordon. 68 minutes.

"Drums from around the world join with Native American flute, Incan pan pipes, spirit rattle, guitars, digital synthesizers and the sounds of nature (including wolf, eagle, coyote and dolphin) to take you on a healing Shaman's journey . . . "

San Juan Suite and San Juan Suite 2: A Day in the Islands, solo piano by Michael Gettel. Sounding Records ASCAP/Gray Day Productions, P.O. Box 2822, Renton, WA 98508. 1987.

Debbie: These CDs evoke the feeling of the whales and the San Juan Islands in a very special way . . . There are whale sounds in several of the cuts. The second suite has a piece that has the sounds of the ferry crossing. Kind of different. Also a tiny amount of vocal but very nice . . . These CDs really "take you there." Gettel obviously loves the islands, too.

Sea and Dolphins. Sounds of Nature Series. David Sun Collection. Produced by Oreade. Distributed by Earthworks, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com.

Sea Whispers. Madacy Music Group Inc, 1994.

Julia (aka Nai'a): Contains whale calls . . . It's pretty nice.

The Secret of Angel Island. By Scott Huckabay. USA.

The theme is based on the myth of Skeleton Woman and was inspired by the dolphins (or "angels of the sea," as Scott calls them) in Hawaii. Scott spent a year living with the dolphins and says they taught him a lot about himself, the Earth, people, and especially themselves. Their song is interwoven in the selections on this CD.

Silent Whales of Lunar Sea. By Skyclad. Noise Control Foundation. BMG, 1995.

Sing a Whale Song. By Tom Chapin and John Forster. New York, USA: Random House, 1993.

Environmentally aware families will love sharing this story of a boy who is granted his wish to become a giant whale. He learns a song of hope for the planet's future. Tom Chapin's delightful narration of the story on cassette is accompanied by four touching songs.

The Singing Humpbacks. Marine Mammal Fund Voices of Nature Series, USA. 30 minutes.

Recordings of humpback whales from the waters near Hawaii, Baja California, and Glacier Bay, Alaska.

Singing Whales, Killer Whales, and Dolphins. By David Attenborough. Jeffrey Norton Pub., 1991.

Song for Sophie. By Chris Michell. 1989.

After having been blocked artistically, communication with dolphin energies "helped release a profound spiral of creative energy," resulting in Song for Sophie, Chris's first New Age music album.

Song of the Dolphins. Relax With series. Valley Cottage, New York: Eclipse Music Group, 1998. 60 minutes.

Dolphins sounds enhanced with cello, flute, horns, bells, string ensemble, voice, bassoon, electric bass, oboe, New Age orchestra, and piano.

Song of the Whale. Sounds of Nature. Tring Nature/Environmental, 1994. 60 minutes.

"Sense traveling the waves with peace and serenity of the slow-moving, easy-gliding whales as they sing their songs."

Song of the Whales: Sounds of Nature. By Macheis Wind. Nature's Music series. Lavergne, Tennessee: Intercontinental Record and Cassette, 1997.

From the CD liner: "The calls and songs of nature's largest and most majestic creatures of the sea, blended with gorgeous classical and folk guitars, mullets, symphonic strings, soft horns, and pan flutes."

Song of the Whales. Nature's Relaxing Sounds. Nashville, Tennessee: Silver Bells Music, 1988, 1995. 60 minutes.

Song of the Whales. Relax With series. Eclipse Music Group, 1998.

"Travel underwater with these whales and listen as they communicate peacefully and serenely. Enjoy the low growls, various creaks and groans of these amazing creatures.The intriguing sounds of these marine mammals are ideal for relaxation or meditation. Song of the Whales is enhanced by strings, woodwind quintet, oboe, accordion, sax flute, bells, brass choir, and piano harp"

Songs and Sounds of Orcinus Orca. Recorded by Paul Spong. Total Recording of California, 1982. Distibuted by Holborne Distributing, Mount Albert, Ontario, Canada.

Paul Spong, from the CD liner: "The very first time I listened through a hydrophone to a voice of a whale, moving freely through the sea, I knew I was poised just outside a gateway leading to knowledge vital to the human race: We are not alone. The tapes on this album were recorded between 1969 and 1979, and many of them were played during the earliest day of the crusade to save the whales. We thought the best way to turn people on to the whale casue was to let the whales speak for themselves. And they did.

"These recordings were made in the vicinity of Hanson Island in Blackfish Sound on the northeastern tip of Vancouver Island, where I have been conducting my research for a decade and a half into the lives and social systems of roughly 75 individuals of Orcinus orca, the sadly misnamed 'Killer Whales' who inhabit the waters of the Pacific Northwest coast. (They have never killed anyone.)"

Songs and Sounds of the Humpback Whale. By Lon Brocklehurst. Produced by Ralph and Connie Harding. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Total Recording, 1987. Distributed by Holborne Distributing, Mount Albert, Ontario, Canada.

Advertised as "possibly the best close-up humpback recording available."Side one captures humpback curiosity and communication. Side two captures the natural music of thousands of porpoises playing off the Baja peninsula.

Songs from the Deep. By J-C Roché. Sittelle WildSounds, 1994. Available from WildSounds, P.O. Box 9, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7AW, England, voice and fax: 0263 741100, Sittelle, Rue des Jardins, 38710 MENS, France, voice: +33 76 34 65 44, fax: +33 76 34 65 56, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, P.O. Box 981, Bath BA1 2BT, England, 01225 334511. 58 minutes.

Recordings provided by the Marine Mammal Fund of orca, humpback, narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales, and bearded seals.

Songs from the Sea. BBC Wildlife Magazine Cassette. Available from BBC Wildlife cassette/chart offer, JEM House, Little Mead, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8ND, England. Credit-card orders can be made from within the U.K. by calling 0483 268888 during office hours or by faxing 0483 268889. To direct dial these numbers from the U.S., dial 011 44 1483 268888 or 011 44 1483268889.

High-quality recordings of the calls of whales, dolphins, seals, and other sea creatures (18 species including bowhead whale (Greenland right whale), northern right whale, blue whale, beluga, short-finned pilot whale, humpback whale, sperm whale, orca, bottlenose dolphin, striped dolphin, Atlantic spotted dolphin, leopard seal, bearded seal, ringed seal, crabeater seal, Weddell seal, walrus, and plainfin midshipman fish). Also includes music composed of the calls of whales, dolphins, and walruses."

Songs of the Humpback & Frog Calls of the Brisbane Environs. Queensland Museum, 1990.

Humpback whale songs recorded off eastern Australia near Jervis Bay, off Point Lookout, and in Hervey Bay, and bottlenose dolphin calls off Point Lookout. Recordings made by Mick Millington, Dick Sneesby, Doug Cato, Astrid Mednis, and Ross Isaacs.

Songs of the Humpback Whale. Digitally remastered. Produced by Dr. Roger Payne. Earth Music Productions, 1991; New York Zoological Sciety and Dr. Roger Payne, 1970. Distributed by Living Music, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA. (203) 567-8796. Deep Voices is the sequel to this recording. 35 minutes.

Contents: Solo Whale, Slowed-Down Solo Whale, Tower Whales, Distant Whale, and Three Whale Trip. Solo Whale is a portion of a longer recording made by Frank Watlington of the Columbia University Geophysical Field Station at St. David's, Bermuda using an underwater microphone at a depth of about 1,500 feet. Tower Whales is from recordings made by Roger Payne over many years near Bermuda, and they greatly differ from those taped by Frank Watlington, providing an example of how humpback songs change over time. It was recorded from a group of whales seven years after Frank Watlington's recording, but the group would have included many of the same individuals Watlington recorded. Distant Whale is a recording of "lovely, mysterious" sounds from a very distant whale. Three Whale Trip records three humpback whales singing at various times. Roger Payne made this recording from a sailboat near Bermuda. "We found one spot," he says, "where the sounds of whales blended in a very lovely way . . . The 'Three Whale Trip' was recorded at that favorite listening spot on an occasion when the whales sang all day and all night . . . As you listen to this recording, I wish only that it could convey to you the delightful nature of the circumstances under which we made it. Through the whole night we listened to the whales, taking turns at the headphones in the cockpit, lulled by the smooth rolling of the boat. Far from land, with a faint breeze and a waning moon, we heard these lovely sounds pouring up out of the sea."

Paul Winter: "Hearing this album was a milestone experience in my musical life. I was thrilled by the haunting beauty of these humpback whale voices, much as I had been when I first heard jazz saxophonists like Charlie Parker. Studying the long, complex songs which the whales repeat again and again, I was amazed by their musical intelligence, and shocked to learn that these magnificent beings were rapidly being hunted to extinction. The whales opened my ears to the whole symphony of nature, and expanded my world forever.

"Songs of the Humpback Whale is a timeless classic of the earth's music. It deserves a place in our cultural pantheon, alongside the music of Bach, Stravinsky, and Ellington,"

Roger Payne: "These are the classic recordings of the golden, 'Bel Canto' age of whale singing. Humpback whales change their songs every year, and none from recent years have been so beautiful as these they sang in the 1960s. No one knows why. I have wondered whether it was the Muse, who in that golden era, blew her magic dust over whales and Beatles alike.

"When I think of what grand arias, cantatas, and recitatives have filled the sea, echoing through its vast vaults, only to disappear and be lost forever, I am keenly grateful for recordings such as those included here, made by sound- pioneer Frank Watlington, who captured what I consider to be the greatest of all humpback whale performances, 'Solo Whale.' It was recorded at a depth of 1500 feet, using an extraordinary array of deep-water microphones, part of a cold-war experiment of the U.S. Navy costing tens of millions of dollars, and now claimed by the sea. That project will never be repeated. And such songs may never be heard again."

. . .

"It is critical that people recognize the danger to life on earth itself, posed by the slow accumulation of toxic substances in the seas, and that we make the sacrifices in time and money necessary to prevent the further entrance into the seas of the most destructive of the toxic substances. If we do not, then this recording could become, in just a few years, the last cry from the last of the great whales, and humanity will be sentenced to live in the unimaginably boring world of our creation . . . forever."

Trisha: Nothing further needs be said. It is an exquisite tape and one of my favorites.

In January 1979 Capitol Records, in co-operation with the National Geographic Society, pressed 10 million 45 RPM-size (to be played at 33-1/3 RPM) copies of "Songs of the Humpback Whale," the largest single pressing of any phonographic record in history, and copies of the recording were bound into National Geographic magazine. Over 100,000 copies of the full-size recording have been sold, more than any other recording of natural sounds in history, and it is still in print.

Songs of the Whales & Dolphins. Produced by the Marine Mammal Fund. The Nature Company/Marine Mammal Fund, 1993. The Nature Company, 750 Hearst, Berkeley, California. 53 minutes.

"The evocative, magical vocalizations of fifteen species of whales and dolphins are gathered here in the finest recordings available anywhere. Processed with DigiDesign's revolutionary 'intelligent' noise reduction system, all natural sounds are brought to you for the first time ever virtually free of unwanted background noise."

Includes sounds of killer whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, melon-headed whales, rought-toothed dolphins, spinner dolphins, spotted dolphins, tucuxi, pink dolphins, bowhead whales, narwhals, beluga whales, humpback whales, and bearded seals.

Soul Mates. By Philip Chapman. Boulder, Colorado, USA: Celestial Sounds/New World Music, 1988.

This music is not explicitly stated to be about dolphins, but the cover art shows a woman and dolphin swimming side by side. "Exceptionally stilling and keenly perceptive, Soul Mates reaches the very source of tranquillity, touching the depths of tenderness and understanding."

Sound Communicated by the Bottlenosed Dolphin. By Melba C. Caldwell and David K. Caldwell. Biological Systems, 1978. Phonograph record NR 9686.

Sound Effects: Volume 4. Audio Fidelity LP.

Whales (killer, humpback, sperm), other animals, car and truck sounds, fireworks, alarms, etc.

Soundings for the Whale. By The Morgans. Morgan Productions, 168 Shore Road, Clinton, Connecticut 06413, USA. 1985.

A commemorative album of historical and contemporary whale songs performed and produced by the popular Connecticut folk-singing group The Morgans. The tape is accompanied by a seventeen-page educational booklet.

Sounds and Songs of the Humpback Whales. Gentle Persuasion: The Sounds of Nature. The Special Music Company, 1989. Available from The Special Music Company, 560 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632, USA. 60 minutes.

"Hear the haunting sounds and songs of the humpback whales as they call to one another under the ocean waves. Listen to these whimsical creatures of the sea as they communicate with one another . . . "

Sounds and the Ultra-Sounds of the Bottle-Nose Dolphin: Sound Communication between Dolhins and Vocal Exchanges between Human and Dolphin. By John Lilly. New York: Folkways Records, 1973.

The Sounds of Monterey Bay. Produced by Randy Petersen and Robb Klein. Music composed by Randy Petersen. Additional music by Tim Heintz. Narrated by Elaine Pawling. Recorded on location in Monterey Bay, California, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Orange Tree Productions, 1994.

Compostions includes "Big Sur," "Song of the Humpback," and "Ano Nuevo." The narrated portion includes sounds of Pacific white-sided and Risso's dolphins, blue whales, gray whales, humpback whales, and orcas.

Sounds of Oceania. Available from The Oceania Project (Link points to an archived version), P.O. Box 646, Byron Bay 2481 NSW, Australia, voice: 61 66 858128, fax: 61 66 858998, e-mail: oceania@nor.com.au. 60 minutes.

"Humpback Whales travel in an unending cycle of migration between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef and along the east coast of Australia. Their world is the vast spaces of the ocean where sounds emitted by the Humpback Whales can be heard over great distances and each year the Whales sing a new song.

". . . The Oceania Project has been recording the remarkable Songs of the Humpback Whales in Hervey Bay for several years. This cassette is a selection of solo songs over three successive years and a group song. Occasionally you will hear the static-like sounds of snapping shrimp and the clicks, whistles, and clamouring of excited dolphins."

Sounds of the Arctic. Marine Mammal Fund Voices of Nature Series. MMF-001CS. 30 minutes. (I purchased this tape from the Marine Mammal Center, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Center, Sausalito, California 94965, USA, (415) 289-7325.)

Contains: Underwater Arctic Sounds: Part One (bowhead whales, bearded seals, and beluga whales), Underwater Arctic Sounds: Part Two (bowhead whales and bearded seals), Underwater Beluga Whales, and Underwater Narwhals.

Sounds of the Dolphin. Gentle Persuasion: The Sounds of Nature. The Special Music Company, 1991, new release forthcoming 1999. Available from The Special Music Company, 560 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632, USA. 60 minutes.

"Close your eyes and relax to the sounds of the open ocean. Dolphins soon arrive. As you envision their playful antics you can hear them communicate with each other as they swim and leap. Listen closely--it could be you they are trying to reach."

Sounds of the Fascinating Animal World. Spectacular Sound Effects. Distributed by Distributions Madacy Inc., P.O. Box 1445, St.-Laurent, Quebec, Canada H4L 4Z1.

Includes sounds of killer, humpback, and sperm whales.

Sounds of the Whales. By Gregor Theelen. Produced by Oreade. Distributed by Earthworks, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com.

Spirit of the Islands. Produced and arranged by Jeffrey Jones Bloom. Harmony, California: Blue Dolphin Alliance, 1999. Available from Blue Dolphin Alliance, P.O. Box 2481, Harmony, California 93435, 805-566-3868, dolphin@bluedolphin.org.

Tracks include: Keiko/Willy--The Return to Iceland (Honey); Vivos in Liquid Space (Hawke); Information is Power/Family Values (Flicker Noise); Thunder (3000 BC); 1964-1969 Namu, Shamu & Corky (Raven); The Capture 1969 (Jeffrey Jones Bloom); Between the Worlds (Blue Confusion); Reality or Fantasy (Wes Van Dyk & J. J. Jammer); The Return (Alien Tom vs. Liquid Space); Endless Circles/Underwater Scream (Captain Kaleidoscope); Under the Sun (Orca Tribe); Freshwater Bay (FireStar with Dr. Paul Spong); Orca Orca Orca (Corky Come Home) (Ma'alaya); Sounds from the Ocean (Southern Resident Orcas J, K, L Family Pod); Space & Time--A Cry for Freedom (Lolita/Tokita); Dolphins in All Directions/A5 Family Pod & Friends (100 Dolphins/Northern Lights)

Sounds of Whales and Dolphins. Sounds copyright Espaco Talassa.

Spirit of the Islands. Produced and arranged by Jeffrey Jones Bloom. Harmony, Calif.: Blue Dolphin Alliance, 1999. Tel: 805-566-3868, URL: www.bluedolphin.org.

Tracks: Keiko/Willy -- The Return to Iceland (Honey), Vivos in Liquid Space (Hawke), Information is Power/Family Values (Flicker Noise), Thunder (3000 BC), 1964-1969 Namu, Shamu & Corky (Raven), The Capture 1969 (Jeffrey Jones Bloom), Between the Worlds (Blue Confusion), Reality for Fantasy (Wes Van Dyk & J. J. Jammer), The Return (Alien Tom vs. Liquid Space), Endless Circles/Underwater Scream (Captain Kaleidoscope), Under the Sun (Orca Tribe), Freshwater Bay (FireStar with Dr. Paul Spong), Orca Orca Orca (Corky Come Home) (Ma'alaya), Sounds from the Ocean (Southern Resident Orcas J, K, L Family Pod), Space & Time -- A Cry for Freedom (Lolita/Tokita), Dolphins in All Directions, A5 Family Pod & Friends (100 Dolphins/Northern Lights)

Standing on a Whale Fishing for Minno. By James Emery. Enja Records, 1997.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The original motion picture soundtrack. Composed and conducted by Lenoard Rosenman. MCA Records, Inc., 1986.

Includes: The Whaler, Crash-Whale Fugue, Ballad of the Whale, and The Probe.

Swimming with Dolphins. Lecture and guided meditation by Pat Hale at New Life Expo, Seattle, Washington, USA, September 1995. Available from Alpha Omega Cassette Enterprises, USA, (818) 568-0338. 60 minutes.

Pat Hale: Covers dolphin research and personal stories of dolphin-dolphin and dolphin-human interaction. Includes Dogon tribe story.

Swim with the Dolphins. By Eric Bernard. Madacy Entertainment Group, 1996. 40 minutes.

"In the soothing warmth of the sea just below the canopy of rolling waves, a school of dolphins engages in their daily play. Melodious, whistling cries echo across immense water distances, inviting you to join a joyous dance to the sheer wonder of feeling fully alive. A beautiful guitar and clavier score mimics the dolphins' aquatic ballet."

Selections include: Dolphin's Theme, The Quiet Sea, Secret Whispers, Swim with Me, and Prince of the Sea

Swim with the Dolphins. By Roland Hanneman. Performed by John St. John. Serenity series. St.-Laurent, Quebec, Canada: Madacy Music Group, 1995. 40 minutes.

From the CD liner: " Close your eyes . . . Relax, listen to the sound of the dolphins and be drawn into the exclusive world of their rhythmic communication . . . Imagine the significance of their elaborate narration. Let the stress of modern living dissolve to the lovely melody of the piano and flute and the playful sound of the dolphins."

Swim with the Dolphins. Magic Moods series. Produced for Madacy by RTV Communications Group, Inc., 1992. 30 minutes.

Dolphin sounds, no music.

Symphony for Whales. Produced by Ralph Harding. Total Recording, 1993. Distributed in the U.S.A. by NorthWord Press, P.O. Box 1360, Minocqua, Wisconsin 54548, (800) 336-5666. Distributed in Canada by Holborne Distributing, Mount Albert, Ontario. 45 minutes.

"The great seas have their own musicians--giant humpback whales effortlessly gliding through the dark depths. Their melodic and mysterious sounds have complex compositions, suggesting a natural form of classical music. Symphony for Whales weaves these expressive songs from nature with classical music from the Masters for a unique symphony from the sea."

Includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Telemann's Suite for Flute & Strings in A minor--Symphonic Suite "Don Quixote" Haydn's Symphony No. 103 in E flat major "The Drum Roll" part 5; Haydn's Symphony No. 103 in E flat major "The Drum Roll" part 6; and Symphony by the Whales.

Symphony of Whales. Moods. Distributed by RTV Communications Group, P.O. Box 290007, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33329, USA. CD-28136. (Double play CD with Dolphin's Delight.)

"In harmony they swim the breath of the deep. Relax and relish in the whale's thirst for tranquillity."

Synodinn. Joe and Julia Wade. Available from International Dolphin Watch, Parklands, North Ferriby, E. Yorks, HU14 3ET, England, voice: 01 482 844468, fax: 01 482 634914.

Composed by Joe and Julia after their dolphin swim experience (their story is told inside the cassette cover). Contains whale and dolphin recordings with moving synthesizer work.

Tale of the Whale. By Matrix. Composed by Mike Hale. Warner Bros. Records Inc., 1979.

Tickle My Dolphin. By Flowtron. Darla Records, 1999.

Trisha: The first track (but only the first track) contains great synthesized, spacey sounds with interspersed dolphin calls and the occasional human voiceover, flowing in and out of enticing musical interludes. Very, very nice.

From a review at Epitonic (www.epitonic.com): "Sean O'Neal and Erin Anderson team up with newcomer Jim L. Jones to form Flowtron. They have handed over the controls (and masters) for their single 'Tickle My Dolphin' to a host of Philadelphia-based artists for a remix collection of hard house and minimal techno tracks. Pete Moss, Bob Brown, Nigel Richards, and Cain Edwards take turns tickling Flowchart's marine mammal pet, with the results ranging from blissed-out early '90s-style rave anthems to cold, precise mechanical compositions best enjoyed in a large, austere, laser-lit warehouse just after three a.m."

AMG expert review: "Tickle My Dolphin is essentially a single, featuring five different mixes of the title song along with two other tracks, 'Fiending' and 'Ode to Ian' (Ian, judging from the cover art, being the dolphin in question.) The record's primary sound is a dreamy, watery sort of electronica -- its clear synth tones and mellow atmospheres make it appropriate for bedroom listening, but its excursions into beat-happy constructions give it a definite club orientation as well. The title track itself is a gorgeous wash of oceanic and vaguely Japanese dreaminess reminiscent of some of Flowchart's work (Tenjira) -- its remixes are more club-oriented, ranging from the dubby to the stripped-down and beat-heavy. Flowtron also deserves some credit for unobtrusively working actual dolphin sounds into the track." ~ Nitsuh Abebe

The Tranquil Sound of the Pan Pipes. By Gheorghe Zamfir. 1997.

The Underwater World of Dolphins & Whales. Relax with Nature/Authentic Natural Sounds series. Boulder, Colorado, USA/Suffolk, England: New World Music, 1994. 60 minutes. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com.

Universal Sound. Raymond G. Oliver. Beenleigh, Australia: Crystal Productions, 2001.

From the website: ". . . features soothing and relaxing music and the song of the Whale."

Universe. Scott Huckabay. USA.

"Mr. Huckaby has been heralded as an extraordinary New Age guitarist who uses a bow and acoustic guitar to create dolphin and whale sounds so authentic it is hard to believe that they are not actual dolphins and whales singing their ancient songs."

The Virtual Whale Project, Simon Frazier University.

From the Web site: "Most of the complex behaviors that lead up to the surface lunge [when humpback whales are feeding] take place underwater. Here at Simon Fraser University, we are using a variety of research tools including sonar, dive tags, and hydrophones to understand what happens when these whales slip below the waves. The Virtual Whale Project was developed to help us interpret our data with the use of 3D graphics and sound. Perhaps one of our most important goals, however, is to use The Virtual Whale Project as an education and conservation tool to celebrate the lives of humpback whales."

Sound files at the Web site including feeding calls and after-dinner conversation.

Visions of Dolphins sound files (website gone).

Voice of the Whale/Madrigals. By George Crumb (composed 1973). Boulder, Colorado, USA: New World Music, 1992.

Crumb: Voice of the Whale. By Jan Degaetani. Newway Publications, 1988.

Voices of the Dolphin. John Lilly. Available from Sound Photosynthesis, P.O. Box 2111, Mill Valley, California 94942, USA, (415) 383-6712, fax: (415) 381-3127.

Voices of the Sea. Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington: Nature Recordings, 1990. 60 minutes.

Tracks: Songs of the Humpback Whale -- "features the songs of the humpback whales on their summer feeding grounds of the coast of Southeast Alaska. You'll also hear an occasional dolphin as well as a couple of cameo appearances from seals and sea lions."

Point Pinos Buoy Horn -- "features a very unusual and special sound, the Point Pinos buoy horn, which lies off the coast of the Monterey Peninsula in California. Unlike a fog horn, this sound drones on softly hour after hour, its ethereal (and at the same time very peaceful) tones being created by the wind moving through it. It is a sound very conducive to relaxation."

Voices of Tranquillity. Volume 2. By Stewart and Bradley James. 1997.

Voices of . . . Whales & Dolphins. Nature Sounds. 1996.

The Voyage of the Whale. Nature's Magic, 1996.

Voyager probes. Contents available on CD-ROM.

Humpback whale songs are part of the sounds of Earth now traveling beyond the solar system aboard the Voyager probes.

Voyaging with the Whales: An Audio Expedition to Alaska with the Humpback Whales. World Disc Productions, 1989. Nature Recordings Reference Series, National Audubon Society, 1996.

Sounds from a voyage aboard The Intersea Foundation's ACANIA, including whale, bird, and other natural sounds.

The Way of the Dolphin. By Medwyn Goodall. Boulder, Colorado, USA: New World Music, 1982. 45 minutes.

"A link has been forged between the alluring voice of the Dolphins and Medwyn's sensitive music. From this joyous, tender and emotional union has evolved a unique recording that reflects back to the listener the great love and respect that is possible between our two species."

Selections include: Odyssey, Shared Worlds, Whale Requiem, Reverberations, Dolphin Dreams, Tears of the Deep, Undersea Oasis, and Face to Face.

Trisha: Nice tape.

The Way of the Ocean. By Medwyn Goodall. Boulder, Colorado/Suffolk, England: New World Music, 1998.

"Dolphins and orca whales sing out among the sound of waves and delicate guitars, flute, keyboards and percussion . . . The relaxing pace and sensitivity of this . . . beautiful album creates an amazing sense of freedom and tranquillity."

Tracks: Sweet Wilderness, Sanctuary, Still Waters Run Deep, Dolphin Companion, Albatross, Light on a Silver Sea, Call of the Ocean

The Whale. Between the Sea and the Sky: Reflections on Native Meditations series. Santa Monica, California: Delta Music, 1996.

From the CD liner notes: "The Whale: Just as their song strikes a powerful chord in our souls, the power and the magnificence of these ocean-going mammals are symbols of our ancient ties to the sea. It is a song that calls to us from the deep waters of our subconscious . . . a prayer for respect and reconciliation -- for a peaceful coexistence with the giants of the sea."

Tracks: Whale Chief, Behold . . . I Am, Prayers of the Deep, Kindred Spirits, Shaman's Eye

The Whale. By John Tavener. Apple Corps Limited, 1992. EMI Records Limited, 1992. Distributed by Capitol Records, Inc. Originally released in 1970.

"John Tavener, who was born in London in 1944 and studied at Highgate School and the Royal Academy of Music, first came to prominence with 'The Whale' which he wrote in 1966 . . .

"The London Sinfonietta made its first appearance on January 24, 1968, in a concert which included the first performance of 'The Whale' . . . The work was recorded for the B.B.C. by the London Sinfonietta on March 8, 1968 and received its first broadcast on April 19, 1968. This recording represented the B.B.C. at the 1968 International Rostrum of Composers in Paris, organized by UNESCO, and secured first place in the section devoted to composers under the age of 25 . . .

"John Tavener's 'dramatic cantata' defies classification. It is a 'fantasy' of exhuberance and serenity in which hieratic austerity gives way to deliberate banality; indeed the stock terms 'classical,' 'pop,' 'high-brow,' etc., seem irrelevant in the context of a work so confidently unifying such disparate elements . . .

"'The Whale' is based on the story of Jonah and the Whale and has been aptly described as both a 'dramatic cantata' and a 'Biblical fantasy.'"

Whale and Porpoise Voices. By William Schevill and William Watkins. Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institute. Available to qualified scientists only.

Whale Dance. Yoshihiro Arita. Strictly Country, 1996.

Whale Dreaming. Available from International Cetacean Education Research Centre, P.O. Box 921, Tewantin, Queensland, Australia 4565, (074) 471 682. (Music.)

Whale Nation. Read by Heathcote Williams with Harry Burton and Caroline Webster. Produced by Nicolas Soames and Sarah Butcher. Germany: Naxos AudioBooks Ltd., 1995. (Also available in book form from Harmony Books, New York.)

Whale Nation contains both a beautiful long prose poem by Williams (which is read by Williams on the tape)--"a hymn to the beauty, intelligence, and majesty of the largest mammal on earth--and a remarkable selection of excerpts from various texts on the nature of whales. (See also Williams's Falling for a Dolphin for an equally beautiful long prose poem on dolphins.)

Endorsement by Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate of England: "The poem is overwhelming. I can't tell you how much I admire it. You have a great theme, great subject matter, but the way you deal with it seems to me brilliant, cunning, dramatic, and wonderfully moving.

"I don't know anything like your poem. It's a breakthrough of some sort-- that cosmic scope and arena, and that remorseless deployment of the poetry of fact, and the overall beauty of it . . . . I really treasure it."

Scott Taylor: An Extraordinary collection of items related to cetaceans, which follows a very beautiful and powerful book-length poem about the history of the whale/human story. Excellent, highest recommendation.

A Whale of a Tale about a Guy Named Jonah. By Joe Loesch. Book and CD. Toy Box Productions, 1995.

From the publisher: "Sing along with Jonah and his friends to the happy music."

Whales. Soundtrack from the National Wildlife Federation IMAX film Whales. Score by Sam Cardon. Available from the National Wildlife Federation, P.O. Box 9004, Winchester, VA 22604-9004, voice: (800) 477-5560, fax: (540) 722-5399.

"The haunting sounds of these giant undersea troubadours are seamlessly blended with an exquisite musical score by Emmy-award winning composer San Cardon . . . "

Whales. Sounds of Nature Series. Produced by Oreade. Distributed by Earthworks, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com.

Whales. Gail Gibbons. New York: Holiday House, 1991/Pine Plains, New York: 1993. Grades preschool-3.

Book and tape provide overview of various kinds of whales.

Whales (subliminal). By D. Sutphen. Valley of the Sun Publishing. Available from East West Bookshop.

Whalescapes LP. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: The Music Gallery, 1977.

Eight musicians playing different instruments in imitation of whales.

Whales '93: Blue. From the Whales '93 CD. Produced by Christopher W. Clark. 1996. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology/ Bioacoustics Research Program, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA, (607) 254-2401.

Whales '93: Finback. From the Whales '93 CD. Produced by Christopher W. Clark. 1996. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology/ Bioacoustics Research Program, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA, (607) 254-2401.

Whales '93: Hot Tracks & Greatest Hits. From the Whales '93 CD set. Produced by Christopher W. Clark. 1996. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology/ Bioacoustics Research Program, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA, (607) 254-2401. 71 minutes.

"This unique collection of the sounds of blue, fin, humpback, and minke whales was recorded during the Whales '93 project using U.S. Navy listening devices installed on the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. Cornell bioacoustician Christopher W. Clark was one of the few civilian scientists asked to evaluate the potential of this submarine tracking hydrophone network for ocean-scale research and environmental monitoring of whales in the deep ocean.

"Listening to the voices of the whales on this CD will be very different from anything you have ever experienced before. In the deep ocean, the entire texture of sounds gives you the feeling of being wrapped in an enormously soft, slowy undulating quilt. The sharpest sounds emanate from the underwater movement and stretching of the earth's lithosphere. Above these natural percussions of the planet, the voices of the whales abound. You can hear the familiar melodies of singing humpback whales, the rapid-fire gruntings of the elusive minkes, the long, moaning cadence of a lone blue whale, and the rhythmic pulsing of fin whales.

"Over the last century hordes of humanmade sounds, produced primarily by commercial shipping, sonar, and seismic exploration, have invaded the oceans in ever increasing numbers. Here we have intentionally avoided including recordings permeated with the sounds of civilization so that we could display the natural repertoires of whales.

"As of March 1996 the project is still ongoing, and hopefully the Navy will continue to make recordings of this previously inaccessible world available so that we all can better appreciate the voices of these elusive but magnificent animals."

Sounds recorded off the West Indies, Bermuda, Newfoundland, United Kingdom, and Iceland, and in the North Atlantic.

Whales '93: Minke. From the Whales '93 CD. Produced by Christopher W. Clark. 1996. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology/ Bioacoustics Research Program, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA, (607) 254-2401.

Whales Alive!. By Paul Winter and Paul Halley. Litchfield, Connecticut, USA: Living Music, 1987

The composers "create a new musical adventure, with original compositions based on melodies by the humpback whales. Soprano sax and whale voices soar over the titanic pipe organ of New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and Leonard Nimoy narrates selections from Moby Dick and the poetry of D. H. Lawrence, Gary Snyder, and Roger Payne."

Selections include: Whales Weep Not!, Dawnwatch, Georg and Gracie, Turning, Concerto for Whale and Organ, Humphrey's Blues, Queequeg and I The Water Is Wide, Ocean Dream, and The Voyage Home.

Whales and Dolphins. Voices of the Earth series. Vital Body Marketing, 1990, 1995. Distributed by The Relaxation Co., USA.

Includes sounds of Caribbean, Hawaiian, and Gordo Bank humpbacks, narwhals, spotted and spinner dolphins, and killer whales.

Whales and Dolphins. By various artists. Gateway, 1995.

Whales and Nightingales. By Judy Collins. Elektra, 1988.

Whale's Chant LP. Capitol Records, 1978, no. 85349. French pressing.

Whales in Conversation. 60 minutes.

Whales in Conversation is an extraordinary tape of whales singing in the wild. Most likely humpbacks, it contains some amazing dialogue ranging from deep gutturals to high-pitched singing. The original was recorded with extremely high-quality hydrophones. The version I have is a copy of a copy on cassette. I'm sure it could be cleaned up nicely with noise reduction.

Whale Singing: Wild Sounds of a Humpback Whale. Zane Webb. URL: www.littlewhale.com.

Whale's Love Song. Tranquility. Columbia River Entertainment Group, 1998.

Whales of the Pacific. Relaxation & Meditation with Music & Nature. Produced and performed by Anton Hughes. Delta Music Inc./Laserlight, 1993. 60 minutes.

"Gentle waves lap the sides of your boat and the wind teases the flapping sails as the whales take you on a mystical journey across the ocean to a magical place where the mermaids sing forever in harmonious reprise with the whales."

Whales of the Pacific. Sounds of Tranquility, 1995.

Whales of the World. Music and lyrics by Gary Richard and nature sounds by Richard Hooper. Planet ME! Nature Sounds and Music for Children, San Juan Island, Washington: World Disc Music/Nature Recordings, 1994. To order, call 800-228-5711.

From the CD liner: "In this recording Planet Me! Hosts take us along for a song filled adventure on the high seas with some of nature's grandest creatures. Big and small, serious and playful, whales around the world share their thoughts about themselves and their relationship with us pesky humans. The music is great fun, and the lyrics are amusing, educational, and inspirational."

From a review: "A children's chorus belts out a catchy sing-along theme song, 'Planet Me!' to begin this delightful album of songs and dialogue about whales. Next is a Mexican-flavored song about whales migrating to Baja, followed by a funky bluesy tune about huge blue whales. Spyhopping by right whales is celebrated with 'Doin' the Right Whale Twist.'"

Tracks: Planet Me! Theme Song, From the Bering to the Baja and Back, King Huge (of the Blues), Doin' the Right Whale Twist, We're Only Orcas, Missing: Narwhal Ned, The Way of the Whale, Watch the Whale Watchers, College for Bigheads (Grand Ol' Sperm Whale U.), Mr. Bubble Jump, Inky Dinky Minke, The Way of the Whale (reprise), Planet Me! Theme Song

Whale Song. By Elbee. Elbee Sound, P.O. Box 463, Puunene, Hawaii 96784, USA, (808) 875-8308.

"Multi-dimensional, transformational, emotionally healing music."

Whale Song. By Michael Licari. Nature's Harmony series. Plymouth, Minnesota: Metacom, 1995. 63 minutes.

"The mythical elegance of the whale is breathtakingly glorious. The moment when a whale emerges from the water, leaps effortleslsy through the air, the sun shining on his back, then dives back into the azure blue sea is a vision one can never forget. It glides through the water with a grace surprising for an animal of its size. And it sings. It sings with a voice full of expression -- full of magnificence. Whale Song will bring you both the beauty of whale-inspired contemporary music and the splendor of the whale's song itself."

Tracks: Summer Day, Save the Whales, The Open Sea, Generations, Harmonics, At Play, Reflections, Starry Night, Migration, Under Current, and Arctic Waters

Whale Song. Insignia series. Peter Roberts Productions, 1995. Miramar label. 56 minutes.

From the Earthear.com Web site: " A very nice collection of whale voices, which benefits greatly from the variety. An evocative humpback section starts us off, cleanly recorded, echoing off underwater canyons. It's one of the best humpback segments I've heard. Orcas are given a listen, in a straightforward section of outbursts, with nice balloon-squeaking effects. Belugas are here too, their eerie, dreamy songs casting a unique spell. Whale lovers can't go wrong here, and anyone looking for an overview of these underwater singers need look no further.".

Tracks: Humpbacks Blowing, Humpback Solo [from Hawai'I], Alaskan Humpbacks, Orca Song [from British Columbia], Orca Echoes, Belugas [from Hudson Bay]

Whalesong. Tim Wheater. Audio Alternatives. Cornwall, United Kingdom: Imagemaker, 1996. Available from MovieWorld@btinternet.com. 71 minutes.

From the CD liner: "Inspired by time spent with the whales of Platypus Bay, Whalesong is a moving testimony to co-existence and harmony. Haunting notes drift on the ocean swell as flute and [humpback] whale sing and play together. A deeply touching experience, with the unique song of the southern humpback whale recorded in full on track 3."

Tracks: Dancing with the Whales, Whale Echoes, Song of the Southern Humpback Whale

  • "Whalesong is a dramatic journey via lecture, slides, and underwater recordings into a universe of majestic proportion and ancient, compelling rhythms. To capture the charismatic qualities of these magnificent creatures known collectively as the order Cetacea, Whalesong interweaves:

    * Dynamic discussion of baleen and toothed whales * A group of slides from some of the world's foremost marine photographers * State-of-the-art underwater recordings

    "Whalesong also provides a carefully thought out curriculum for school districts, offering a full day of scientific exploration. Students through all grade levels participate in fun-filled experiments designed to provide a greater understanding of the magic abilities of these amazing animals."

    Whale Song: Humpback, Gray and Pilot Whales in Concert. Surf Sounds, 1989.

    Whale Song and Other Sea Adventures. Lyrics and music By Jennifer Hopson. Vocals by various musicians. Lyrics also in book entitled Whale Song with illustrations by Marion and Steve Isham. Tasmania: Bandicoot Books, 1999.

    From a review at the Web site: "More glorious illustrations, this time from talented Tassie duo Marion and Steve Isham. Accompanied by an imaginative rhyming tale of a girl discovering the wonders of the ocean with her humpback friend. Even preschoolers will enjoy the color and rhythm, but the many riddles and hidden objects to find add further interest for six- to eight-year-olds. There's also a CD entitled Whale Song and Other Sea Adventures, a collection of bouncy tunes penned by Jennifer Hopson.".

    Trisha: A delightful and peppy collection of songs about various ocean beings and experiences. The song "Whale Song" describes the journey a little girl takes with a humpback whale and some of the other beings they encounter along the way. This song (and accompanying illustration in the book) perpetuates the mistaken notion that whales blow water from their blowholes, but it is otherwise fine." The illustrations in the book are wonderful, a feast for the eyes.

    Whale Songs. Recorded by Norman Brumberg, 1991.

    Whale Songs and Whales. Pacifica, 2217 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704.

    Scott Taylor: Interview with Roger Payne, including humpback songs.

    The Whales' Song. Dyan Sheldon and Gary Blythe. New York: Scholastic Cassettes, 1993. Ages 4-5 and up. Also available as a book from Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1990.

    Lilly's grandmother used to tell her a story of wondrous singing animals of the sea. The listener follows Lilly as she finally hears them sing and call out her name.

    Whale Spirit Rising. D. Mott and Y. Turovsky. Chandler Institute, 2000.

    The Whale Story. Kate Bush. EMI America, 1986.

    Whales, Whales, Whales. Clear Horizons Music, 1991.

    Whales, Wolves & Eagles of Glacier Bay. Bernie Krause. Wild Sanctuary: An Adventure in Sound audio line, 1994. Distributed by NorthWord Press, Minocqua, Wisconsin and by Holborne Distributing Company Ltd., Ontario, Canada. 60 minutes.

    "Fifteen years in the making, this . . . audio adventure features several exclusive and unprecedented natural sound recordings, including a complete sequence of humpback whales bubble-net feeding, killer whales attacking a humpback (who survives the attack), and the powerful rumble of a glacier recorded from deep inside the center of the ice mass as it continues its . . . march toward the sea.

    "This sound sculpture of the wondrous land in and around Alaska's Glacier Bay National park includes many other rarely recorded events such as calving glacier ice thundering and exploding into the water, the . . . scream of a bald eagle as it searches the abundant waters for fish, and the . . . growl of a grizzly bear surprised by our presence."

    Whale Symphony. Arno de Villiers. Ocean Studio, P.O. Box 718, Hermanus 7200, South Africa. +27 0 283 700622.

    Selections include: Antarctic Farewell, Free Floating, Mother & Child, Till We Meet Again, Hermanus Serenade, Birth, Peace in Lahaina, and Prayer of a Whale. Sound samples are available at the Web site.

    Whale Watching. Ruth Roberts. Cassette and book. Michael Brent Publications, 1992.

    When the Whales Came. Artist unknown. Silva Screen, 1995.

    Why Do Whales and Children Sing? A Guide to Listening in Nature. David Dunn. Book and CD. Santa Fe, N.M.: Earth Ear Records. Email: info@earthear.com, voice: 1-888-356-4918, 505-466-1879, fax: 505-466-4930.

    From the Web site: quot; How did our culture come to lose its appreciation for the voices of our planetary companions? What can paying attention to sound offer us, individually and collectively? In this wide-ranging and accessible book and accompanying CD, David Dunn-sound recordist, composer, eco-philosopher-leads us to ask such questions, while showing how sound offers connection with nature, and ourselves, in profoundly direct ways.

    "This book of short essays, each accompanied by a track on the CD, introduces the universal qualities of soundmaking and listening, and is filled with sudden kernels of synthesis and insight. It's a great blend of history, philosophy, personal reflection, deep ecology musings, and cultural context."

    Why the Whales Came, Michael Morpugo. Chivers Audio Books, 1989. (See also book by the same name in the Cetacean Children's Bibliography.)

    From the publisher: "With several whales stranded on the beach with no one to help them, Daniel and Gracie, two children given to getting themselves into trouble, must rely on the help of an old hermit to save the whales."

    Gayle Julien: This one deals with legend and superstition about whales in WWI England. Literarily excellent; whale information thin, but about narwhals, and not 100 percent accurate (but close); evokes lots of feelings in a variety of areas. Definitely not my favorite, but I'm not really sure why.

    'With Love, the Dolphins'. Sheri Kaplinski. Lombard, Illinois: Dolphin Love Publishing, 1993. (708) 629-5069.

    A tape created in response to a channeled meditation by Judi Greenwood. See the latter's book of the same title in the Cetacean Nonfiction Bibliography.

    World Whale Talk & Global Dolphin Phone. A project of World Whale Web (website gone).

    "World Whale Talk & Global Dolphin Phone is a project to provide all captive dolphins with telephones through which to communicate among their locations and with free dolphins in the oceans, and to provide, through Internet and telephone systems, a way for humans to listen to the actual voices of the whales from around the world. All organizations, businesses, and individuals who support this idea are invited to participate in creating this communications network for cetaceans."

    An orca sound file and a whale-song sound file are also available at the World Whale Web site.

    Yulara. Yulara. Higher Octave.

    "A German ensemble heavily inspired by Australian Aboriginal beliefs, Yulara (translation: 'howling of the dingos/wild dogs') artfully melds a Newfoundland humpback whale's song, the chanting of Zen monks from Kyoto, Mongolian overtone sging, praying people from Borneo, and a wide variety of instrumentation into [an] urban-experimental recording . . . Enigma is safe; Yulara is dangerous and exciting."


    "After the Dolphin." By Crosby, Stills & Nash, from four-CD set. 1975.

    "All as One." Music by Hiro Kawashima, lyrics by Maki Inouye, arrangement by Kiyoshi Morita. Relax Records, 1996. E-mail: mail@lovenotesjoy.com.

    Chosen as the theme song of the International Education and Research Center's 5th International Whale and Dolphin Conference to be held in Brussels in May 1996.

    "The Amazing Dolphin Boy." By The Minus 5. From the soundtrack for The Animal CD.

    "Ascending Whale Dreams." By Terry Riley. From The Harp of New Albion. Celestial Harmonies.

    "Baby Baluga." The Wiggles. From the Wake Up Jeff CD. (For children.)

    "Baby Beluga." By Raffi. From Baby Beluga. MCA Records, Inc. Troubadour Records Ltd., 1980. (For children.)

    "The Ballad of Namu the Killer Whale." By Tom Glazer. From The Ballad of Namu the Killer Whale LP. (Songs for children.)

    "Ballad of the Whale." Composed and conducted by Lenoard Rosenman. From the original motion picture soundtrack of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. MCA Records, Inc., 1986.

    "Ballet for a Blue Whale." By Adrian Belew. From Desire of the Rhino King. Originally from the CD Twang Bar King. Island Records, Inc., 1991. Island Records, Inc., 14 East 4th St., New York, New York 10012, USA.

    Trisha: Creative blend of guitar, with a slight Japanese twist, synthesizer, and synthesized ocean and cetacean sounds.

    "Beautiful Vision". By Amanda Hayley. From the Naked Soul CD.

    From the website: "Dolphins sing in this song, [which] is about Amanda's vision of Peace for our World. Brion James production is brilliant. He samples Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and adds a hip hop beat."

    "Before I'm Gone." By David Riorden. From Wilderness America.

    "Belly of the Whale - Burning Sensation." Artist unknown. From Flashback! New Wave Classics. Oglio.

    "Beta-globin". By John Dunn. From the Dunn & Clarke: Life Music CD. 1998.

    This song is an example of "genetic music." A general description of the CD follows, along with a description of "Beta-globin."

    "This is the first CD from an ongoing collaboration between [John Dunn] and biologist Dr. Mary Ann Clark produced from the primary and secondary structure of protein sequences, using Algorithmic Arts' software. In each piece, pitch is determined by amino acid identity and instrumentation is chosen according to protein folding pattern, with different instruments representing regions of alpha-helix, beta-strands and turns. An article detailing this work has been published in Leonard On Line. The title is "Life Music: The Sonification of Proteins"."

    "Beta Globin: The globins are the protein products of a large and ancient multigene family, including the alpha and beta globins of hemoglobin, myoglobin, and even the leghemoglobins of plants. The common function of the globins is to bind oxygen. The sequences represented here are all beta globins. Functional hemoglobin contains two molecules each of the alpha and beta globin chains. The juxtaposition of the four chains, each of which can bind an oxygen molecule, allows hemoglobin to adjust its oxygen-binding capacity according to the oxygen concentration of its environment. It is beta globin that is altered in human sickle-cell anemia and thalassemia. In sickle-cell anemia only one amino acid of 146 has been altered, while in thalassemia, the amino acid sequence is terminated prematurely. Both alterations lead to changes in folding pattern that severely alter the function of the molecule. In the normal folding pattern the six helical regions of the molecule are folded into a single compact domain. The folded protein encloses the iron-containing heme group to which the oxygen is bound. The beta globins of four mammals are represented in this piece: human, whale, bat and echidna (an egg-laying mammal).

    " Notes on the music: This contemplative setting of the beta-globin sequence begins with a human voice reciting the amino acid sequence of the protein. The names of the amino acids fade and are gradually replaced by their corresponding tones. The human and whale sequences dominate the piece, with counterpoint provided by the sequences of the other two species. The use of both speaking and singing human voices to represent parts of both the human and whale sequences underscores the similarities in their respective blood proteins."

    "Big Blue." By Gordon Lightfoot.

    "[Big fish traveling]." Track 22 (whale sounds). From Andhannaggi: Walker River Clan Songs CD. Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association.

    "Blue Cathedral." By Paul Winter.

    "A tape of a blue whale made by Roger Payne is speeded up to twice its normal speed yet still projects a barely discernible sound, so low is its level. When boosted to four times its speed, it takes on a bluesy melody."

    "Blue Dolphin Blue." By Séance. Title track on Blue Dolphin Blue LP and CD. BPM, 1988.

    "Blue Water Dolphin." Performed by Keola Beamer. From Kolonahe: From the Gentle Wind. Dancing Cat Records, 1999.

    "Boy on a Dolphin." By Thomas Chapin. From Third Forces. Knitting Factory Works, 1994.

    "Call of the Whales." By John L and Adamah. From Lonesome in Overdrive. Berlin, Germany: Green Tree Records, 1996.

    From the CD liner: "Humpback voices gave us the harmony lines for this master piece."

    "Calypso." By John Denver. Cherry Lane Music Co., 1975.

    A tribute to Jacques Cousteau and the Calypso with reference to dolphins.

    "Les Chants de la Baleine a Bosse." France: World of Sounds.

    "Children of the Sea." By Scott Huckabay.

    "Wild dolphins and whales taught [Scott] their very special sounds, which he weaves into his soundscapes."

    "Common Ground" suite. Paul Winter.

    Contains cetacean counterpoint to Winter's alto saxophone.

    "The Connection". By Thomas H. "Holly" Garber.

    "Crash-Whale Fugue." Composed and conducted by Lenoard Rosenman. From the original motion picture soundtrack of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. MCA Records, Inc., 1986.

    "Cruise of the Dolphin T." Produced, arranged, and composed by Eric Serra. From the original motion picture soundtrack of The Big Blue. Virgin Records Ltd., 1988.

    "Dance of the Dolphins. Composed, performed, and recorded by David Britten. From the 4-CD set Waters of Peace.

    "Day of the Dolphin." From Love Song to a Planet, by Kim Robertson and Bettine Clemen. Celtic harp and flute.

    "The Day the Dolphins Leave the Sea. By Television Personalites. From She's Never Read My Poems. Fire Records of London, 1991.

    "Dear Mr. Herring-Fish." By John L and Adamah. From Lonesome in Overdrive. Berlin, Germany: Green Tree Records, 1996.

    From the CD liner: "If humpbacks had a human voice, this would be their call."

    "Death on Two Legs." By Queen.

    About killing; begins with whale sounds and a dolphin distress whistle.

    "Deep Blue." By Dorothy Papadakos. From Dorothy Over the Rainbow: Improvisations on the Great Organ CD. Zarex Corp, 1996. Distributed by Pro Organo.

    Trisha: Background organ improvisation with humpback whale sounds from Roger Payne's Songs of the Humpback Whales prominently featured in the foreground--wonderful.

    "Digital Dolphins." By The Dolphins. From Malayan Breeze. Digital Music products. Also from Digital Dolphins. B & W Music, 1996.

    "Dingle Bay" From Irish Mist. Available from International Dolphin Watch, Parklands, North Ferriby, E. Yorks, HU14 3ET, England, voice: 01 482 844468, fax: 01 482 634914.

    This album contains music reminiscent of the Emerald Isle, and the track "Dingle Bay" is dedicated to Funghie, the Dingle dolphin.

    "Dive." By Sarah Brightman. From Dive. A&M Records, Inc., 1993. A&M Records, Inc., P.O. Box 118, Hollywood, California, USA.

    Lyrics: From space, the planet is blue/From space, the planet is the territory/ Not of humans, but of the whale.

    "Dolphin." By Alden/Peplowski. From Live at Centre Concord. Concord Jazz, 1995.

    "Dolphin." By Luis Bonilla Latin Jazz All Stars. From Pasos Gigantes. Candid, 1992.

    "The Dolphin." By Jim Cooper. From Tough Town. Delmark, 1991.

    "Dolphin." By Dogbowl. From ...Tit! (An Opera). Shimmy Disc. JAF, Box 1187, New York, New York 10016, USA, (212) 334-4134, fax: (212) 334-3207.

    "Dolphin." By Gabrielle and the Mirrors. From Bones. Red Bank, New Jersey: Raven Recording, 1989.

    "The Dolphin." By Stan Getz. From The Dolphin. Concord Jazz.

    "The Dolphin." By Woody Herman Big Band. From Live at the Concord Jazz Festival. Concord Jazz.

    "The Dolphin." By Lou Levy. From Lunarcy. Verve.

    "The Dolphin." By Pentangle. Misty River Music. From Rounder Folk. Originally appeared on Varrick CD Open the Door. Rounder Records, 1985. RYKODISC, 1986. RYKODISC, 400 Essex St., Salem, Massachusetts 01970, USA.

    Trisha: Lovely, gentle, almost melancholic guitar music with cello accompaniment.

    "The Dolphin." Mixed by Mauro Picotto. From Hardhouse Rave Party. Taiwan: Sun.

    "Dolphin." By Poe. From Hello. Modern Records, 1999.

    "Dolphin." By The Sun & The Moon. From the tape The Sun & The Moon. Geffen Records.

    "The Dolphin." By Jeff Wayne. From It's Okay to Be a White Male CD. Uproar Entertainment Records, 1995. (Adult humor.)

    "Dolphin." Artist unknown. From The Animal Express. MCA Records. For children.

    "The Dolphin and the Mermaid." By Jim Centorino. From Ivory: A Celebration of Wildlife. West Hills, California: Centorino Productions, 1999.

    "Dolphin and the Shaman." By Shapeshifter. From Myth, Magic & Mystery. Visionary Music, 1989. 10:49 minutes.

    In this "Cyber-Shamanic" instrumental music an "Indian Shaman and his spirit helpers sit on the edge of a cliff by the ocean playing ritual drums, wooden flutes, and other magical instruments. A group of dolphins are attracted by the wonderful sounds. The Shaman transforms himself into a dolphin and experiences the beauty and wonder of their underwater world."

    "Dolphin Buddies." By Pat Hale. Silver Wings Music.

    "Dolphin Consciousness." By Don Paris and Ilona Selke. From Quantum Imaging: Mind Journeys #2. Living from Vision. Voice: 800-758-7836, 360-387-5713.

    "Dolphin Dance." By Chet Baker. From Legacy, Vol. 1. Enja, 1995.

    "Dolphin Dance." By Uri Caine. From Toys. JMT, 1996.

    "Dolphin Dance." By Ron Carter/Hancock/Williams. From Third Plane. Original Jazz Classics, 1992.

    "Dolphin Dance." By John Clark. From Il Suono. CMP, 1993.

    "Dolphin Dance." By Bill Evans. From I Will Say Goodbye. Original Jazz Classics. Also on the CD The Complete Fantasy Recordings. Fantasy Records.

    "Dolphin Dance." By Christopher Franke. From The London Concert. Varese Sarabande.

    "Dolphin Dance." By Herbie Hancock. From Maiden Voyage. Blue Note Records.

    "Dolphin Dance." By Michele Rosewoman. From Spirit CD. Blue Note, 1994.

    "Dolphin Dance." By Tickle Tom Typhon. From Hearts and Hands tape.

    Pat Hale: Beautiful song for children of all ages.

    "Dolphin Diaries/Water Dance for Peace." By Stevan Pasero and Chamber Nouveau. From Seasons. Mountain View, California: Sugo Records, 1992.

    "Dolphin Dream." By Barbara Lewis. From Hara's Quest CD. Loon Lake, New York/Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Cutting Edge Productions, 1996. (New Age)

    "Dolphin Dreaming." By Ken Davis. From Love.

    "Dolphin Dreams." By Sean Deason. From FreqHeaven. Matrix Records and Distance Records, 1997.

    "Dolphin Dreams." Artist unknown. From GRP Live in Session. GRP Records.

    "Dolphin Expressway." By Air Miami. From Me, Me, Me. Four Ad (ADA), 1995.

    "Dolphin Love." By Matisha. From Sacred Loving.

    "Dolphin Morning." By Paul Winter. From Wolf Eyes: A Retrospective. Living Music Records, Inc., 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988. Also on Sun Singer. Living Music Records, Inc., 1983.

    Includes sounds of the bottlenose dolphin.

    "Dolphin Ride." By Steve Reid. From Water Sign. Telarc, 1996.

    "Dolphins." By Anger and Marshall. From Chiaroscuro. Windham Hill, 1987.

    "Dolphins." By Aztec Camera. From Spanish Horses CD.

    "Dolphins." By Billy Bragg. Music and lyrics by Fred Neil. From Don't Try This at Home. Elektra Entertainment, 1991.

    "Dolphins." By Tim Buckley. Music and lyrics by Fred Neil. From Sefronia. Discreet Records, Inc., 1973, 1989. Distributed by Rhino Records, Inc. Also on Dream Letter: Live in London and Honeyman: Recorded Live 1973. Planet 3, 1995.

    "Dolphins." By Billy Connolly. From World Tour of Australia 2-CD set. (Comedy.)

    "The Dolphins." By Dion. Music and lyrics by Fred Neil. From Dion. The Right Stuff, 1994. The Right Stuff, 1750 N. Vine St., Hollywood, California 90028, USA.

    "[Dion] also sings [Fred] Neil's touchingly melancholic 'The Dolphins.' 'Neil was living in Coconut Grove then,' Dion says, 'and he was an amazing singer. He sounded as if he had an echo chamber in his chest. 'The Dolphins' impressed me so much. It just grabs me . . . We used to hang out together and play guitar at a coffeehouse there, the Flick-Fred Neil, Jose Feliciano, some local guys. That's where I learned the song."

    "Dolphins." By Dave Graney. From My Life on the Plains. Fire Records.

    "Dolphins." Composed by Mike Marshall and performed by Darol Anger. From the two-CD set Windham Hill: The First Ten Years. Windham Hill Records, 1990. Originally from the CD Chiaroscuro, by Mike Marshall and Darol Anger. Windham Hill Records, 1985. Windham Hill Records, P.O. Box 9388, Stanford, California 94309, USA.

    "Dolphins." By Judy Mayhan. From Freest Fancy LP. DECCA DL 75287.

    "Dolphins." By Shelleyan Orphan. Music and lyrics by Jemaur Tayle and Caroline Crawley. From Humroot. Rough Trade Recordings Ltd., 1992. Sony Music Entertainment Inc., 1992. Distributed by Columbia Records.

    "The Dolphins." By Fred Neil. From the album Fred Neil. Capitol Records, 1967.

    From Fred's obituary, July 7, 2001: "[Known for such hits as 'Everybody's Talking' and 'Candyman,'] Neil released his first solo album, 'Bleecker & MacDougal,' in 1965. After moving back to Florida, Neil took an interest in protecting dolphins. He frequently visited Kathy, the star of the television show 'Flipper,' and wrote a song called 'The Dolphins,' which was released on his 1967 album Fred Neil [and subsequently recorded by many other artists]. In 1970, Neil co-founded the Dolphin Research Project to help curb the capture and exploitation of dolphins worldwide."

    "The Dolphins." By Richie Havens. Music and lyrics by Fred Neil. From the CD The Best of Richie Havens: Résumé. Rhino Records Inc., 1993.

    Richie Havens: "Freddy Neil was working with dolphins down in Florida. The song came from a story about a dolphin that had gotten caught in a net. The fishermen were going to kill it, and Fred sort of pleaded for it, and he was allowed to release the dolphin. So he and that dolphin hung out together for about a year out in the bay. He'd go out there, blow this whistle, and the dolphin used to come to him; he'd play music off the boat to the dolphin on his guitar. He'd jump in the water, and they'd swim around. Then one day he went out, he blew his whistle, and the dolphin didn't show up. And the song came out . . . searching for the dolphin in the sea."

    "The Dolphins." By Linda Rondstadt. Music and lyrics by Fred Neil. From the CD Hand Sown . . . Home Grown. Toshiba-EMI Ltd., 1992.

    "Dolphins." By Dan Soderqvist and Karl Gasleben. From Waterland. A Fly By Night Production and Cosmic Overdose co-operation. Goteberg, Sweden: Xenophone International.

    "Dolphins and Humpbacks." From Ocean Rhythms. Plymouth, Minnesota: Metacom, 1995.

    From the CD liner notes: "Listen as dolphins and humpback whales, intelligent docile creatures, gracefully glide through clear ocean waters. The whale's song, like an orchestra of cellos, echoes throughout the seas."

    "The Dolphins and the Sharks." By Crime and the City Solution. From Paradise Discotheque CD.

    "Dolphins & Whales." By Cords. From Taurus No Bull. New York: Cords and TVT Records, 1993.

    "Dolphins and Whales: Come Home to the Sea." By Mannheim Steamroller. From Saving the Wildlife. American Gramaphone Records, Inc., 1986.

    "Dolphins Are Angels;. By Amanda Hayley. From the Freedom CD.

    From the website: " The Dolphins are angels of the sea. They are hear to help us awaken to joy and togetherness, [and they] sing with Amanda in this song.

    "The Dolphins Cry. By Live. From The Distance to Here. Radioactive Records, 1999.

    "Dolphins Dance." By Paul Gilman. From Uncharted Seas. BMI Paul Gilman Music, 1994. Full Circle Music label.

    Trisha: A breezy electronic piece with synthesized dolphin sounds.

    "Dolphins in the Blue Mist." By Badi Assas. From the Chameleon CD.

    "Dolphins Love Kids." By Chixdiggit. From Chixdiggit. Sub Pop, 1996.

    "Dolphin's Lullaby." By Firefall. Music and lyrics by Rick Robbers. From Firefall. Atlantic Recording Corporation, 1976.

    "Dolphin's of Hollywood Commercial." Artist unknown. From Cruisin' 1959. Increase Records.

    "Dolphins Make Me Cry." By Martyn Joseph. From Dolphins Make Me Cry. Sony Music Entertainment, 1992.

    "Dolphin Song." From Brazilian Contemporary Instrumentals. Fortuna, 1991.

    "Dolphin Song." By Walton Ornato. From California Suite. SIGLA, 1990. Black Sun Music, P.O. Box 30122, Tucson, Arizona 85751.

    Trisha: Nice salsa beat with flute and synthesizer carrying the melody. Pleasingly listenable and danceable :-).

    "Dolphin's Smile." By the Byrds. Music and lyrics by D. Crosby, C. Hilman, and R. McGuinn. From Cruising Altitude. Sony/CBS Records Inc., 1990. Columbia/Legacy.

    "Dolphin Song" Performed by Morgan Smith on the videotape Dolphin Adventure by Michael Wiese and Hardy Jones. See the Cetacean Videography for more information on the videotape.

    "Dolphin's Spurt." By the Minny Pops. From Drastic Measures.

    "Dolphin's Thought - Jay B. Jay." Artist unknown. From the tape Mirror Images. Chameleon Music Group.

    "Dolphin Story." By Claudia Schmidt. From Midwestern Heart. Flying Fish Records, Inc., 1989, 1991. Flying Fish Records, Inc., 1304 W. Schubert, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA.

    Strange lyrics about God becoming enamored of the woman he has created and his subsequent violation of her, and because she resists him he condemns her to assume "a monstrous shape . . . in the dark and restless sea/And your only lasting link is as man's friend for all eternity . . . You the dolphin shall be called and your children be the same."

    "Dolphin Suite." By Colie Brice. From New Age Blues CD.

    "[Dolphin swimming, hunting fish]." Track 23-24 and 25 (dolphin sounds). From Andhannaggi: Walker River Clan Songs CD. Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association.

    "Dolphin Tears." By Toots Thielemans. Sony, 1995.

    Harmonica music.

    "Dolphin Without a Wing." By Rane Shephard. From Rane Shephard's Lessons from the Sea, Volume 2.

    About Pacific white-sided dolphins.

    "Dolphin Woman (Joan's Song)." By Pat Hale. Silver Wings Music, 1991.

    "Don't Do It." By Grady Keystone. Sung at the LFAS hearing in Hawai'i, April 28, 2001.

    Song about LFAS and whales.

    "Don't Kill the Whale." By Yes. From Tormato. (Also issued as a single, with "Abeline" on the B side. Atlantic Recording Corporation, 1978.)

    "Dream of Dolphin." Asim Khan. Flash Kit sound loop. 13 seconds.

    "The Dream of the Dolphin." By Enigma. [Nice lyrics--Trisha]

    "Dylan Mates the Whale." By The Overcoat. From the Fuzz, Screams and Tambourines! CD.

    "Echoes of Lemuria." From Shaman Journey, by David Gibney. Deepspace Disc, P.O. Box 911, Middletown, California 95461, USA, (707) 987-9467.

    This song is "shaped around David Darling's cello in conversation with whales and dolphins over ocean waves, Tibetan gongs, and soft flute."

    "Elegy for a Whale."

    "Eleven Whale Calls." By Deep Sea. From Inside of Nowhere. Dreaming Deep Sounds, 1996.

    "Encounter." By John Huling. From Lost Oceans. BMI 1991. NOVOX Music, Box 125, Pacific Grove, Calilfornia 93950, USA.

    "and then the whales came to occupy their place on earth . . ."

    href="http://www.songofhome.com/MatishaMusicDescriptionPage.htm">"The Eyes of Home (The Dolphin Song)." By Matisha. From The Eyes of Home. MP3 sample.

    The "eyes of home" refer to the dolphin.

    "Farewell to Tarwathie." By Judy Collins. Arranged and adapted by Judy Collins, Rocky Mountain National Park Music ASCAP. From Whales & Nightingales. Produced by Mark Abramson. Elektra/Asylum Records, 1970.

    "Farewell to Tarwathie." By Claudia Schmidt. From Claudia Schmidt. Flying Fish Records, Inc., 1979, 1989. Flying Fish Records, Inc., 1304 Schubert, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA.

    Paul Berliner plays kudu horn on this piece, which emulates whale songs.

    "Fins." By Jimmy Buffett. From Volcano. MCA Records, Inc., 1979. Also on the CD Jimmy Buffett Live! Feeding Frenzy. MCA Records, Inc., 1990.

    "Flipper." By The Golden Dolphins. Golden Records. 78RPM. 1960s.

    "Floating Dolphins." By Aurora. From The Land of Harm and Appletrees. Cleopatra Records, 1993. Cleopatra Records, 8726 South Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Trisha: Dolphin music with an edge :-) (my first thought was of Devo). I couldn't understand all the lyrics, except for the line, &It's like a dream," which repeats several times and the lines, "Reflections of love/On the water."

    "Fudgy the Whale." By The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. LP.

    "Glass Dolphins." By John Klemmer. From Touch. Mobile Fidelity Ultradisc.

    "Gliding Like a Whale." By Peter Murphy. From Cascade CD. Beggars Banquet Records, 1995.

    "Great White Whale." Written by Allen Kitselman. From Genghis Angus's 12 Days CD. 1998.

    "On Green Dolphin Street." Many renditions by multiple artists on multiple labels.

    "Green Heaven." By Red Hot Chile Peppers, 1984. [Nice lyrics--Trisha]

    "Haida.". By Paul Horn. From Inside II.

    "Here Comes Widgie the Whale." From Little Toot. 33-1/3RPM. Peter Pan Records. (For children.)

    "Holey Fin." Music by Mitsukuni Tanabe, lyrics by Maki Inouye. E-mail: mail@lovenotesjoy.com.

    In memory of Holey Fin, one of the bottlenose dolphins who used to visit humans at Monkey Mia, Australia.

    "Home of the Whales." By Free Hot Lunch!. Music and lyrics by J. Berg. From Eat This. Flying Fish Records, Inc., 1990. Flying Fish Records, Inc., 1304 W. Schubert, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA.

    "Homo Delphinus." Produced, arranged, and composed by Eric Serra. From the original motion picture soundtrack of The Big Blue. Virgin Records Ltd., 1988.

    "Human Dolphin." By Star Pimp. From Seraphim 280Z CD. Boner.

    "Humpback's Dance." By John L and Adamah. From Lonesome in Overdrive. Berlin, Germany: Green Tree Records, 1996.

    From the CD liner: "A Malinuuga improvisation about the trail of a whale family."

    "Humpback Whale." By Gary Cannell. From Didgeridoo Magic CD. Recorded at CAAMA Studios in Alice Springs.

    "Humpback Whale Song." From Star Tracks II CD. Played by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Telarc International Corporation, 1987. Telarc International Corporation, 23307 Commerce Park Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44122, USA.

    The main title theme from the movie Star Trek: The Voyage Home, along with the humpback whale song track, are included on Star Tracks II.

    "Humphrey's Blues."

    Roger Payne referred to this composition in a 60 Minutes II segment on whale song. It is an arrangement on human musical instruments of whale song.

    "Ice Flight: Flight of the Whale-Birds." By Anthony Phillips and Enrique Berro Garcia. From Private Parts and Pieces VIII: Slow Waves and Soft Stars CD. Audion, 1987.

    "In a Red Sea.; By Tera Vainen. Forthcoming 1996.

    Trisha: I haven't heard the music yet, but have read the moving lyrics about the whales' view of the whaling industry. Until the song is released, Tera would be glad to send a demo copy to anyone interested. E-mail him at: tera@mail.cyconx.com.

    "In the Belly of the Whale." From the original soundtrack of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Warner Bros. Records.

    "In the Eye of the Whale." By Dan Soderqvist and Karl Gasleben. From Waterland. A Fly By Night Production and Cosmic Overdose co-operation. Goteberg, Sweden: Xenophone International.

    "In Their Presence." By Pat Hale. Silver Wings Music, 1992.

    " In the Womb of the Rainbow Serpent." By Clifford White. From the CD Myths of the Rock. 21st Century, 1995. (There are whale songs in this track.)

    "I Want to Live." By John Denver. From the tape I Want to Live.

    "Jonah and the Whale." By Tim O'Brien. From the CD Rock in My Shoe CD. Sugar Hill, 1995.

    "Kealakekua Bay." By Don Paris. From the CD In One We Are. 1996. Living from Vision, P.O. Box 1530, Stanwood, Washington 98292, USA, (360) 387-5713.

    Don Paris writes in the liner notes: "I wrote this song while listening to the waves, birds and dragonflies on the the island of Hawaii. After spending days with dolphins in the wild, my heart and mind were open and flowing with the nature spirits of Kealakekua Bay. I recorded the sounds of the birds and waves live at the bay. The song almost wrote itself as I listened to my surroundings."

    "Keiko's Dream." By Theresa Demarest. From Keiko's Dream. Seattle, Washington: Joshua Records. Instrumental jazz. For more info, click here.

    From an article by Katy Muldoon, The Oregonian: ". . . electric guitar riffs squeal in a remarkably realistic rendition of whale vocalizations. When the drums tap-tap-tap the clicks of an orca call. When piano notes whisper, crest and crash, like a killer whale breaching at sea."

    Trisha: The freeing of Keiko gave Theresa Demarest hope for healing when she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. This song is her tribute to Keiko.

    "La Mer." By Sarah Brightman. Music by Frank Peterson. Lyrics by Frank Peterson and Sarah Brightman. From Dive. A&M Records, Inc., 1993. A&M Records, Inc., P.O. Box 118, Hollywood, California, USA.

    From the lyrics: Ancient unknown mammals/On a stormy sea/Like Buddha in the water/A velvet energy/As the night takes over/The spirits of the deep/Marvel at his majesty/The whale is in his sleep . . . Shimmering through the water/In search of sanctuary/Currents travel faster/In alien territory/Dancing in the distance/In a puff of spray/In a single moment/The dolphin glides away.

    "Lancaster Sound." By Ian Tamblyn. From Magnetic North. High Romance Music Ltd., 1991. Distributed by Sony Music.

    This composition includes sounds of narwhals, belugas, a blue whale, and bearded seals.

    "Last Great American Whale." By Lou Reed. From Lou Reed. Sire Records Company, 1989. Distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc. Sire Records Company, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10019.

    "The Last Leviathan." By Golden Bough.

    "The Last Leviathan & Prelude" (original title: "The Last of the Great Whales"). Sung by Patty Larkin. Words and music by Andy Barnes. Copyright (c) 1986 Friendly Overtures Ltd. (For copyright information, contact Michael Batory, mbator01@bcuc.ac.uk). From the album Live in the Square. Philo Records. Rounder Records Corp., 1990.

    Epitomized by the chorus: "My soul has been torn from me, and I am bleeding/My heart it has been wrent, and I am crying/As the beauty around me fails, and I am screaming/I'm the last of the great whales/And I am dying."

    Trisha: Guitar prelude, followed by beautiful and passionate a cappella vocal.

    "The Last Whale." By David's Secret. From Too Good for Words CD. GNO Chance Music, 1991.

    "Leave Them in the Ocean." By the Earthbeat Choir, 22 kids, ages 4 to 15, who took part in the Roaring Fork Summer Music Camp, an offshoot of John Denver's Windstar Foundation in Aspen, Colorado.

    From the chorus: "Leave them in the ocean, leave them in the sea/So they can swim all day wild and free."

    "Litany for the Whale." Written by John Cage in 1980. Theater of Voices, Paul Hillier. On the CD Litany for the Whale. Recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, April 25-28, 1995. Los Angeles: Harmonia Mundi USA, 1998.

    From the liner notes by Paul Hillier: "For two equal voices, Cage has given a specific pitch to each letter in the word 'whale.' The original word-form provides the unchanging response to a series of variations using these letters/pitches (each variation, one presumes, is derived from chance operations). These calls and responses alternate strictly between the two singers, as if indeed partaking of some kind of ritual. (Cage once told me that the two singers should perform with their backs to the audience. When I pointed out that this was not, in fact, mentioned in the score, he seemed genuinely puzzled by the omission.)"

    "Little Blue Whale (A Children's Ditty)." By Country Joe McDonald. From the album Animal Tracks. Rag Baby Records. Also on the album Goodbye Blues. Fantasy Records, 1977.

    "A Little Dolphin Dreamin'." By Lee Ritenour. From the CD Rit's House, 2002.

    "Little Whale." By The Samples. Lyrics by Vince Sendra and music by Since Vendra. From No Room. W.A.R.?--What Are Records?, Ltd., 1992.

    Pollution/messed-up world theme.

    "Lolita, Come Home." By Vern Olson. Available from Carl Dortch, Advisor, Lolita's Legion, cwesley@whidbey.net.

    "Lolita Hold On," Artist unknown.

    Will be part of a CD being produced to raise funds for Lolita's release (Lolita is an orca at Miami Seaquarium). The CD project is being directed by Friday Harbor, Washington, music producer Anjou McPherson, and participating artists thus far include Yanni, Oliva Newton-John, Belinda Carlisle, and Peter Gabriel.

    "Love Swim." By Paul Winter.

    " . . . the recording of a bottlenose dolphin from Dr. John Lilly is slowed to a quarter of its normal speed so its sound can be heard" in this "lilting composition."

    "Lullaby of the Whale." Riley Lee. From Buddha's Dream: Music for Meditation CD. EMD/Narada, 2001. First released in 1984. (Shakuhachi flute.)

    "Lullaby from the Great Mother Whale for the Baby Seal Pups." By Paul Winter. From Callings. Living Music, 1980.

    "Luminous Dolphin." By Royal Trux. From Singles Live Unreleased (a promotional CD). London: Domino Recording, [no date].

    Trisha: Head-banging noise with a slight melody occasionally played on a synthesizer.

    "Magnetic North.quot; By Ian Tamblyn. From Magnetic North. High Romance Music Ltd., 1991. Distributed by Sony Music.

    This composition includes sounds of humpback whales recorded at Maka'ala, Hawaii.

    "Makah Choices." Words and music by Tom Callinan. Cannu Music, 1998.

    A verse: The choice for Makahs is whether to strike/And kill five gray whales for ceremonial rites./Their treaty permits it, it's there in black and white;/But does their right to proceed supercede what is right?

    The refrain: What's to be gained by killing gray whales?/Which leader's vision has tipped tribal scales?/How will their Shaman remember this tale?/Did today's Makah tribesmen hunt or save the gray whale?

    "Me & the Dolphins." By Alisha's Attic. From the Illumina CD.

    "Mele O Kohola." By George Kahumoku.

    Hawaiian slack key guitar with the humpback whale.

    "Mendocino Rose." Words by George Sanchez, music by Carl Shrager. Printed in the booklet by Byrd Baker, The Whales and I. Mendocino, Calif.: Mendocino Whale War, 1976.

    A verse: What genius loves the ocean/what brilliance swims the great sea/diving thru waves of water/so huge are the whales, so free.

    "Molly and the Whale." By John McCutcheon. From Howjadoo. Rounder Records. For children.

    "Monstro the Whale." Played by Del Courtney and his orchestra. 78 rpm Vocalion record no. 5127.

    "Moving." From The Kick Inside, by Kate Bush.

    This song starts and ends with whale songs.

    "Muse of a Blue Dolphin." By DC.

    Inspired by the composer's dream of rescuing a blue dolphin.

    "Namu the Killer Whale."

    Rock & roll song written in the 1960s after Ted Griffin (sadly) captured the first killer whale for his aquarium in Seattle. Namu died from an infection caused by pollution in his sea pen only eleven months after capture.

    "November Whale." By Thinkman. From Hard Hat Zone CD. BMG/Ariola, 1990.

    "Ocean Dream." By Paul Winter. From Common Ground. Living Music, A&M Records, Inc., 1978.

    Includes humpback whale vocal.

    "Oceansong" By Jaiia Earthschild. Sung at the LFAS hearing in Hawai'i in May 2001 and at many other related venues.

    Description by Jaiia Earthschild: "Chants and instruments from each continent back a poetic plea to the military/navy for peace and protection for the marine mammals regarding LFAS sonar, a device proven to kill whales by destroying their extraordinary acoustic organs."


    Om namah shivaya om shanti om shanti om
    oh way oh wayah way oh
    ka moana na uhane

    In the beginning was the word
    And from that word
    Life was heard
    All that is
    Born of sound
    From the heavens to the oceans
    To the gentle ground

    Echoing everywhere
    Singers of Earth, Sun and Air
    And the voice in the waters - the cetaceans
    We are the choirs of creation


    Dear Mr. Military give us time
    We'll help you find
    Peace of mind
    But the voice in the waters
    is a joy so strong
    We must protect the Ocean Song

    We all know the difference when we hear
    A song of love Or a cry of fear
    Four footed animals know to run
    From the sounds of danger - a bomb or a gun
    But how can the creatures of the oceans hide
    If you broadcast Your terror so far and so wide


    With just our voices we've prayed and sung
    The whales and the dolphins they hear and they come
    It's not okay - you cannot claim
    It's safe to play your dangerous game
    We who sing we are the walking relations
    of the great cetacean nation

    Dear Mr. Military give us time
    We'll help you find
    Peace of mind
    But the voice in the waters is a joy so strong
    We must protect the Ocean Song

    Copyright (c) 2001 Jaiia Earthschild

    "The Ocean . . . Whales Call" By Richard Wally. From WAITCH--A Journey From Dawn Til Dusk, Dusk Til Dawn. Produced by Sunset Music Productions, Sunset Music Australia. Distributed by New World Productions, P.O. Box 244, Red Hill, Brisbane Q 4059, Australia.

    Australian aboriginal digeridoo music played at the Requiem Service For The Great Whales held in Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, October 5, 1997.

    "Ode to Dolphins: A Jam between an Electric Guitarist and at Least 300 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins." (webpage gone) By Jim Nollman and white-sided dolphins. MP3.

    From the website (Jim Nollman speaking): "This recording was made through an underwater sound system in Queen Charlotte Strait off the northern tip of Vancouver Island in September 2001. Our boat, the Shelmar skippered by Bob Wood, was surrounded by this vast herd of dolphins for four days. Some days there were so many of them jumping all the way to the horizon, that we felt this is what it must have been like to see herds of buffalo on the Great Plains in the 19th century. Everything you hear was recorded during these sessions, with nothing overdubbed in the studio. The piece has been edited however, but only to balance the volume, EQs, and has been whittled down to seven minutes from over four hours of field recordings. The MP3 format necessarily compromises the high frequencies in this mix, but otherwise, we're happy with this version. We hope to have an entire CD of this material available through Interspecies by mid-2002.

    "Through the juxtaposition of edited segments, I have attempted to give examples of all the different kinds of acoustic relationships that occurred during the recording session. This includes parts of only water sounds, parts where only dolphins whistle, where only dolphins echolocate, where the dolphins vocalize without interacting with the guitar, and where they clearly modify both their whistles and their echolocations to reflect the improvizational guitar playing. The basic melody you hear is vaguely influenced by Irish music. Especially notice the segments where the guitar notes are bent, prompting the dolphins to modulate their ‘creaky door sounds’ until they create a response like rubber bands stretching in a roadrunner cartoon."

    "Of Whales." By Ohama. From I Fear What I Might Hear LP. Canada: Ohama Records, 1984.

    "Ohm Sweet Ohm." By Borgnesia. From Trans Slovenia Express. Mute Corporation, 1994.

    Julia (aka Nai'a): Contains synthesized dolphin whistles.

    "One Dolphin O'hana." By Pat Hale. Silver Wings Music, 1991.

    "One White Whale." By Fred Kaz. From Eastern Exposure. Atlantic Records, 1960. (jazz)

    "Paradise in Troubled Waters." By Cheryl Wheeler. From Cheryl Wheeler. North Star Records Inc., 1986.

    Contains the lines: Save the whales, save the seals/Save the trees and birds and fields/And save each other.

    "Pink River Dolphins." By Kay Gardner. From Amazon, by Kay Gardner. Durham, North Carolina: Ladyslipper, Inc., 1992. Available from Ladyslipper, P.O. Box 3124, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA.

    From the album notes: " Though the dolphins were not at their favorite lake, they greeted us as soon as we left the Amazon River for the Yarapa River, on which our camp was located. Some of the dolphins were grayish and some were a bright salmon pink. Dolphin statues stood not only in the city park in Iquitos but in many of the villages along the rivers.

    "For several years in performance I have played an alto flute piece and asked audience members to visualize themselves swimming in safe, clean waters with dolphins. Here seems to be a perfect setting to share this dolphin composition with you. It is played in the Lydian mode, an ancient Greek scale believed to have been invented by the Lydian tribe of Amazons who, according to Monique Wittig, settled on Crete. Dolphin imagery abounds on Crete as well as on the Amazon River. The Lydian mode is especially suitable for communicating with sea (and river) mammals, so I make musical reference to Paul Winter's Common Ground album and to my own piece Mermaids in this meditation."

    Trisha: Slightly playful alto flute solo played against a background of rainforest sounds.

    "Porpoise Head." By Porno for Pyros. From God's Urge CD.

    "Porpoise Jump." By The American Breed. 45RPM.

    "The Porpoise Song." Written by Goffin and King. Performed by the Monkees. 1967. From Nuggets, volume 9, and also from the soundtrack of the movie Head. There is also a version by the Steaming Coils on their 1987 album Never Creak.

    "The Probe" Composed and conducted by Lenoard Rosenman. From the original motion picture soundtrack of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. MCA Records, Inc., 1986.

    "The Promise (The Dolphin Song)." By Olivia Newton-John. From Physical and the flip side of the "Physical" single. MCA Records, Inc., 1981.

    About captive versus free dolphins.

    "Requiem for a Whale." By Paul Horn. From Whales Alive!. Litchfield, Connecticut, USA: Living Music.

    "Return of the Whales." By Justin Williams. From A Place to Remember. Available from Island Magic, 690 Carraterra Barra de Navidad, Suite #404, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, (303) 629-9529, fax: (303) 347-2943.

    "Ring of the Dolphin." By the Champs. From Challenge Album Collection. One Way, 1997.

    "Rubber Blubber Whale." By John McCutcheon. From Water From Another Time. Rounder Records.

    "Sailing." By Christopher Cross.

    "Salty Killer Whales." By Submarin. From Kiss Me Till Your Ears Burn Off.

    "Sarah the Whale." By Lois and Bram Sharon. From Happy Birthday. A&M Records. For children.

    "Save the Whale." By Nik Kershaw. From the tape The Riddle. MCA Records.

    "Save the Whales." By Nick Kershaw.

    "Save the Whales!" By Country Joe McDonald. From the album Animal Tracks. Rag Baby Records. Also on the album Paradise with an Ocean View. Fantasy Records, 1975. Also on the CD Classics. Fantasy Records, 1989. Also on the CD Bread & Roses: Festival of Acoustic Music, Greek Theater, U.C. Berkeley. Fantasy Records, 1979. Fantasy, Inc., 1990.

    "Sharks and Dolphins." By George Bishop. From Like a Butterfly. Innovative, 1993.

    "She Rises Like the Dolphin. " By Kate Wolf. From Safe at Anchor LP. Kaleidoscope Records #F-11.

    "Silent Ruin." By Olivia Newton-John.

    About killing of whales.

    "Silver Dolphin.". Rups Recordings (Mark Houben and Frank), 2000.

    "Sing a Whale Song." By Tom Chapin. From Moonboat. Sony Kids' Music. For children.

    "Singing the Dolphin Through." From The Roaring Silence tape by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Bronze Records Ltd., 1976, 1977; Warners Bros. Records Inc., 1976, 1977.

    "Solo Whale." By Paul Winter. From Anthems.

    "Song for the Whales." By Old & New Dreams. From Old & New Dreams. ECM Records.

    "Song of the Dolphin." By Mark Dwane. From The Atlantis Factor. Trondant/Orbian Music, 1993.

    "Song of the Dolphins.". By Peter Davison. From Focal Point. Baja/TSR Records. (Sample available at website.)

    "Song of the Humpback Whale." An audio track from Whales and Whale Watching [in Australia] CD-ROM. Mac only. By Ludwig Heinrich with Brigalow Digital Publishing, assisted by the Australian Nature Conservation Agency (then called the National Parks and Wildlife Service) and the Australian Film Commission. EduMacAction Natural History series, Vol. 1, No. 1. 1993. Based upon an Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service booklet entitled Whales and Whale Watching in Australia. Available from Brigalow Digital Publishing, P.O. Box 406, Dickson, ACT, Australia, or Environmental Australia Biodiversity Group, Wildlife Management, GPO Box 636, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia, voice: +61 2 62500737, fax: +61 2 62500314. For more information, contact Bede Ireland at bede@aca4.com.au.

    "Song of the Whale." Contains a sub-song entitled "Dolphin Dance." From Underwater Sunlight, by Tangerine Dream. Relativity Records, 1986.

    "Song of the Whales." By Anugama. From Morning Breeze. Nightingale.

    "Song of the Whales (Fanfare)." By Neil Diamond. Music by Alan Lindgren. From Hot August Night II. Columbia Records/CBS. Neil Diamond and CBS Inc., 1987.

    "The Song of the World's Last Whale." By Pete Seeger. Stormking Music, Inc.

    "Sperm Whale Trip Over." By A. R. Kane. From Americana CD. Luaka Bop, 1992.

    "Spirit Dolphin and Other Dreamtime Fish Tales -- Australia." Told by Laura Simms and accompanied by The Real Myth Ensemble. From Fish Tales: Fish Stories from Here and Away. New York: Lyrichord Discs, 1999.

    "Swimming with Dolphins." By Pat Hale. Silver Wings Music, 1991.

    "Tale of the Whale." By Matrix. From Tale of the Whale. Warner Brothers Records, 1979.

    "Theme from The Great Whales." Music by Lee Holdridge. Walla Music (ASCAP). Played by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. From the CD Sailing. Telarc International Corporation, 1992. Telarc Corporation, 23307 Commerce Park Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44122, USA.

    See the Cetacean Videography for a description of the National Geographic special The Great Whales.

    "The Thirsty Whale." By Wesley Willis. From Willis's self-released CD Reverend Norb #2, 1994.

    "Tokitae: You Will Be Free.". By Lynn Wedekind. Artist email: tuneintuit@lynnwedekind.com. A percentage of the proceeds from this musical project are donated to the Orca Network.Goodsearch

    From the artist: ""This musical project was created to honor Tokitae, an orca captured from her home in the Puget Sound of Washinton State in 1970, who has remained in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium ever since. May the music serve as an oppurtunity for Tokitae's voice to be heard and to inform us humans that we have choices. There comes a time when the choices we have made in the past no longer serve the present or future. What are our choices now, regarding these intelligent creatures who serve us, by remaining in captivity for a lifetime? I believe the time has come to choose freedom. By choosing freedom for Tokitae, we are choosing freedom from and for ourselves."

    "To the Last Whale." By David Crosby Graham Nash, from four-CD set. 1975. Also on the CD Wind on the Water by David Crosby and Graham Nash. MCA Records, 1975.

    From Whales,, by Kara Zahn: "In 1975, folk-rock musicians David Crosby and Graham Nash sang a bittersweet tribute, 'To the Last Whale.' The first movement, entitled 'A Critical Mass,' was a haunting requiem, a latterday Gregorian chant, which expressed the mood eloquently. The rejoinder, 'Wind on the Water,' gave an unvarnished account of the whale's senseless slaughter: 'It's not that we don't know . . . it's just that we don't want to care.'"

    "Treat Her Like a Lady." By Jimmy Buffett. From Volcano. MCA Records, Inc., 1979. MCA Records, Inc., 70 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California.

    "Trilogy." By Paul Winter. From Common Ground. Living Music, A&M Records, Inc., 1978.

    Music by humpback whale, timber wolf, and African fish-eagle.

    Paul Winter: "Sometime after having gathered these creature songs, I found, to my amazement that all three were in the key of D-flat. I've enjoyed speculating on whether this is a lucky coincidence, or a gift from the Muse. I was told by a Teacher once that in some esoteric systems D-flat is considered to be the key of the Earth."

    "Trio." By Paul Winter. From Common Ground. Living Music, A&M Records, Inc., 1978.

    Paul Winter: "The essence of consorting to me is free conversation, as this trio by sax (Paul Winter), cello (David Darling), and oboe (Paul McCandless), the Consort counterparts of the wolf, the whale and the eagle."

    "Turning Point." By Jesse Colin Young. From Makin' It Real. Ridgetop Music. Jesse Colin Young, 1993. Ridgetop Music, P.O. Box 130, Point Reyes, California 94956, USA, fax: (415) 663-9635.

    Contains the lyrics: Turning point, this is the turning point/Our world is dying every day . . . Blue whales cry to ships passing by/Do I hear them or am I deaf? . . . Dolphin's dream, blue water sparkling . . .

    "Up in the Skies Where the Whales Are." By Lois LaFond and the Rockadiles. From I Am Who I Am. Zoom Express. For children.

    "Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)." By George Crumb. Performed by The New York Camerata. Centaur Records.

    "Water Where the Whales Sing." By Jimmy Ibbotson of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

    "Waves and Dolphins." By Deuter. From Land of Enchantment. Kuckuck Records.

    "We Are The Whale." By musicians in San Francisco. 1985.

    Written by San Francisco musicians in honor of Humphrey, the humpback whale who journeyed up the Sacramento River in 1985.

    "Wee Willie the Whale." By Pat Farwell and Betsy Gay. On TOPS label #R 1034, 78 rpm record. (A children's song.)

    "We're Looking for the Whales." By A-Ha. From the tape Scoundrel Days. Warner Bros. Records.

    "Whale." Lyrics by Branam, tune by Whittemore. From Songs of the Humpback Whale. Living Music.

    "This song . . . was inspired in part by the Hypnotone album Ai (Creation Records, 1991). Versions of "Whale" have been done in the studio with real mics and everything, but this version is one of the earliest we ever did (mastered to cassette, shamefully) simply because the guitar sounds we got from the black box were just too beautiful and unreproduceable in the studio."

    "Whale." By Cusco. From the CD Cool Island.

    "The Whale." By Electric Light Orchestra. Music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne. From Out of the Blue. United Artists Music and Records Group, Inc., 1977. Distributed by CBS Records/CBS Inc.

    "Whale." By The Wandjina People. Performed by Wunambul tribe members. From Authentic Aboriginal Music CD. Arc Music, 1996.

    "Whale Dreams." By John Huling. From Lost Oceans. BMI 1991. NOVOX Music, Box 125, Pacific Grove, Calilfornia 93950, USA.

    "as the seas still . . . the whale dreams . . . "

    Trisha: I really like this piece, with its beating heart sounds, breath sounds, synthesized whale sounds, and space music (a la the final sequence of 2001). It is eerie and mysterious, like floating in a deep, dark, vast place.

    "The Whale Gulch Rap." Artist unknown. From Peace Is the World Smiling: A Peace Anthology for Families. Music for Little People. For children.

    "Whale of a Tale." From The Music of Disney, original soundtracks. Disney.

    "Whale of a Tale." Performed by Kirk Douglas. From the Disney movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

    "Whale One." By William Goldstein. From Oceanscape. CBS Masterworks.

    "The Whale on the Mountain -- North-West Coast, U.S." Told by Laura Simms and accompanied by The Real Myth Ensemble. From Fish Tales: Fish Stories from Here and Away. New York: Lyrichord Discs, 1999.

    "The Whaler." Composed and conducted by Lenoard Rosenman. From the original motion picture soundtrack of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. MCA Records, Inc., 1986.

    "The Whale Rap." By musicians in San Francisco. 1985.

    Written by San Francisco musicians in honor of Humphrey, the humpback whale who journeyed up the Sacramento River in 1985.

    "The Whaler's Dues." By Jethro Tull. Written by Ian Anderson. From the CD Rock Island. Chrysalis Records Ltd., 1989. Chrysalis Records, Inc., 645 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022, USA.

    "Whales." By Alphaville. From Dreamscapes CD. (Song written in 1987.)

    "Whales." By Andrei Codrescu. From No Tacos for Saddam. Gang of Seven.

    "Whales." By Tree. From A Lot to Fear CD. Cherrydisc.

    "The Whales." By Paul Lloyd Warner. From The Spirit of Puget Sound. Santa Cruz, California: The Miracle of Dolphins, 1989. (Solo piano.)

    "Whales." By Jeff Wayne. From It's Okay to Be a White Male CD. Uproar Entertainment Records, 1995. (Adult humor.)

    "Whales." The Wiggles. From the Wake Up Jeff CD. (For children.)

    "The Whales are Coming and Boy Are They Pissed." By the Mermen. From At the Haunted House CD. Spirit Music Ind., 1995.

    "The Whales Are Riding in the Sea. From the Seachange CD by Blacklight Braille. Jimmie Skinner Music Publishing. BMI, 1993.

    "A Whale's Dream." By Matalex. From the Proud CD. Germany, 1997.

    "Whale's Dream." Produced by Tsutomu, 2000.

    "Whales Forever." From the Citizen of the World CD by Didjworks.

    "Whale Sings the Human Dreaming." By Tom Wasinger and Jim Harvey. Boulder, Colorado: Silver Wave Records, 1992. SD 609. 10 minutes 30 seconds.

    From Jim Harvey: "Track to Bumbliwa was created by first traveling throughout Australia's Northern Territory recording on DAT (by Tom Wasinger) my playing didjeridu within caves, gorges, and canyons and at various sacred sites while also visiting with Aboriginal friends and associates for over a month. (Later I joined Tom in his Boulder studio where we recorded more music to accompany the tracks, mixed, edited, etc., to CD.) Upon returning to Sydney, just before Tom left to return to the states, we were invited by a friend who is an excellent didjeridu man to record in a sacred cave on the Barrenjoey Headland just north of the city. This is a spectacular headland north of Sydney where the Hawksburry river meets the Pacific Ocean at Pittwater Sound. It is a profound landscape of sea, river, sandstone escarpments, and the 'bush.' The cave was also amazing, carved by the wind into the sandstone, overlooking the conjunction of these three bodies of water. It was the size of a large room on two levels with a small hole in the top corner to enter by and also open to the front on a cliff face about 10-20 feet above the slope. The acoustics were very rich and unique and what you hear on the CD is an untouched field recording of the two of us playing -- what we intended to be a sound check for levels, etc.

    "What happened though was an extended improvisation, over 10 minutes, as the sounds of the didjeridus in the cave carried us away into an extraordinary trance state of music-making together. (Tom had the DAT rolling and even picked up a large pair of Aboriginal music sticks and joined in, about half way through, while still recording and monitoring with the headphones on.) The music came to its own natural conclusion and we were all dazed and silent for some time (a couple of minutes). I spoke the first word, which was 'Whales?! . . .' Both Tom and Angelo (the other didjman) said 'YES, me too.' The cave was filled with the dreaming energy of whale the entire time. I was immediately reminded of a dreaming story an Aboriginal man had told me the year before about how 'Whale sings the Human Dreaming.'

    "We stayed to record for a couple more hours of 'nice stuff,' but not with the same magic as the 'sound check.' We returned to our place in Sydney, and the next day on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald was a photo of a mother whale and her calf that had swum into Barrenjoey Headland the previous afternoon causing concern that they might beach themselves. The report said that they had come in and circled under the headland for about 20 minutes in the middle of the afternoon before returning to the sea. No one knew why, but it had been witnessed by many people visiting the lighthouse, and a photo was taken that then got into the paper. This was at the same time we were recording at this same location about 300 yards away from the lighthouse in a remote spot you must be taken to, to find or even know it is there!! So to make a long story short . . . the recording was very special and we decided to include it just as it was recorded (i.e., 'dry,' no reverb or effects added) on the CD and name it after that dreamtime story.

    "When I say we used the raw field recording in producing the song, it is for the didjeridu performance and the sound of those two in the cave (i.e., the ambience, acoustical properties) over that 10-minute improvisation period. In crafting the song, we picked up a melody out of the interaction of the overtones from the combined didj's, and then 'sang' that melody using a 'sampled' voice via a keyboard, chorused the same, and then added percussion via a 'water drum' (created and sampled for the occasion).

    "Also in the beginning you will hear the 'conscious breathing' of the didj players as they sniff air in through the nose in the 'circular' breathing technique employed in playing didjeridu. This, while noticeable -- and to some listeners a frankly un-musical sound -- reminded us, in later listening back in Boulder, of the whales' own 'conscious breathing' and 'blowing -- and so therefore seemed appropriate by their presence in a whale song . . ."

    "Whale Song. Composed, performed, and recorded by David Britten. From the 4-CD set Waters of Peace.

    "The Whale Song." Words and music by John Denver.

    This song is sung by John Denver on the videotape Secret Societies of Dolphins and Whales in the The Best of Cousteau videotape series. See the Cetacean Videography for more information.

    "The Whale Song." By Fate. From Scratch & Sniff.

    "Whalesong." By Michael Gettel. From San Juan Suite. See entry for San Juan Suite above.

    "Whale Song." By The Partridge Family. From a 1971 TV episode.

    "The Whale Song" From Bob Reid with Abracadab tape. Green Monkey Music, 1985. Available from Bob Reid, P.O. Box 505, Aptos, California 95001, USA, or Green Logic, (800) 473-3645.

    "Abracadab is composed of children who have sung with Bob Reid through his workshops and performances in schools or in his weekly appearances on KUSP/89FM Community Radio."

    "Whale Song." By Sally Rogers. From Piggyback Planet. Rounder Records.

    "Whale Song." By Claudia Schmidt. From Claudia Schmidt. Flying Fish Records, Inc., 1979, 1989. Flying Fish Records, Inc., 1304 W. Schubert, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA.

    "Whale Song." From Little Toot. 33-1/3RPM. Peter Pan Records. (For children.)

    "Whales Tales." Cocteau Twins. From Victorialand CD. 4 A.D., 1988.

    "Whales, Whales, Whales." From Whales, Whales, Whales, by Fred Gee. Clear Horizons Music, 111 Pleasant Street, Norwich, New York 13815, USA, (607) 336-1486.

    This children's song "teaches about different types of whales within a perky tune full of fiddle and banjo: 'All you whales, we must let you be.'"

    "Whale Watch." By Jim Centorino. From Ivory. World Disc, 1996.

    "Whale Watch." By Peter Kater. From Moments, Dreams & Visions. Original soundtrack recording from the documentary Greenpeace: Greatest Hits. Silver Wave Records, 1989. Silver Wave Records, P.O. Box 7943, Boulder, Colorado 80306, USA.

    "Whale, You Ease My Mind" By His Name Is Alive. From Nice Day.

    "When Dolphins Fly." By Doug Monro. From When Dolphins Fly. Woodland Hills, Calif.: Doug Monro and Optimism, 1990. (Jazz.)

    "White Whale." By R. Pollard and J. Pollard. From Guided by Voices, Disc 3: Self Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia.

    "The Wounded Whale." By Fairport Convention. From Close to the Wind CD. Crest.

    "Yep, Them Dolphins Is Smart Allright." From Boil That Dust Speck, by Mike Keneally and his band, Beer for Dolphins.

    "Yinydjapana: Dolphin." By Yothu Yindi. Song from the Rirratjingu clan of N.E. Arnhem Land. Australian Mushroom Music (ASCAP). Arranged by W. Marika. From Tribal Voice. Yothu Yindi, 1992. Mushroom Records International B.V. 1992, under exclusive license to Hollywood Records, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, California 91521. Distributed by Elektra Entertainment.

    "Describes young dolphins, their reddish/purple colour and their connection to the Yolngu spiritual and physical world."

    "The indigenous members of Yothu Yindi are among the traditional owners of North East Arnhem Land, a region of Australia's Northern Territory in which Yolngu (Aboriginal) people have lived in relative isolation for thousands of years. The band hails from the coastal communities of Arnhem Land's Gove Peninsula."

    "You Say That the Battle is Over." By John Denver. Cherry Lane Music Co., 1978.

    A strong anti-whaling lament.

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    Trisha Lamb, Prescott, Arizona, USA (Note: I will be in retreat from September 2005 through December 2008 and will be unreachable via email during that time.)

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