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LIST OF 29 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS featured in this film

GUIDE TO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN DESERT DREAMS
listed in order of appearance in the film

OPENER :: view of Planet Earth, zoom to Sonoran Desert
➢ Southwest Desert Rim Flute

DRY SUMMER:

Sonoran Desert scene with flowering palo verde trees
➢ Natural Sounds

Backlit late-afternoon desert scene; close-ups + cottontail eating cactus
➢ Chinese Bamboo Dize Flute

Western diamondback rattlesnake meets cottontail
➢ Moyo Drum
➢ Keyboard Sound Effects
➢ Clay Contemporary Marimba
➢ Keyboard Sound Effects

Tip of Saguaro cactus arm with flower buds, rotating
➢ Keyboard Sound Effects
➢ Bell Tree

Program TITLE over sunset + setting sun + view of Milky Way rising + saguaro flowers opening + bat + elf owl + kangaroo rat + kingsnake + daybreak
➢ Chinese Bamboo Xiao Flute
➢ Keyboard Sound Effects
➢ Bell Tree

Gila Woodpecker
➢ Natural Sounds

Flowering Ironwood trees, scenics and close-ups + Gambel’s quail + Gila monster
➢ East Indian Tambura Drone String Instrument
➢ Brazilian Gourd & String Berimbau
➢ Cello
➢ Chinese Bamboo Xiao Flute

White-winged doves on ocotillo stems + heat ripples
➢ Brazilian Gourd & String Berimbau

Desert cicada singing
➢ Natural Sounds

Flycatcher + adolescent gambel’s quail + nesting great horned owls + red-tailed hawk + roadrunner + jackrabbit + bobcats + deer + dry plants + ripening saguaro fruit + animals eating saguaro fruit on plant and on ground + verdin at nest
➢ American Indian Hand Drum
➢ Clay Wind Whistle
➢ Poppy Seed Shaker
➢ American Indian Contemporary Drone Flute
➢ Natural Sounds

Dust devil + clouds forming & evaporating
➢ Clay Wind Whistle
➢ Southwest Desert Rim Flute

WET SUMMER:

Storm clouds + dust storm/gust front + monsoon storm + flash flood
➢ Bass Drum
➢ Southwest Desert Rim Flute
➢ Clay Wind Whistle
➢ Natural Sounds

After-storm scenes + wet millipede + beetle + sun comes out + wet deer fawn + rainbow + dragon cloud
➢ Chinese Bamboo Xiao Flute
➢ Bell Tree
➢ Bass Drum
➢ Clay Wind Whistle

Rain pond + clouds at sunset + lightning/thunder
➢ Natural Sounds
➢ Clay Contemporary Water Drum – subtle

Night-blooming cereus flowers opening
➢ Chinese Bamboo Xiao Flute

Lightning flashes/thunder + tarantula + cactus mouse
➢ Natural Sounds

Lightning stills
➢ Tibetan Tingsha Bell

Toad emergence & orgy
➢ Clay Contemporary Water Drum
➢ Clay Contemporary Marimba

Full moon + Datura flower + silk moths + gecko
➢ Natural Sounds

Gecko + daybreak/sunrise + bobcat drinking + peccaries/javelinas + resurrection plant + saguaro seeds/seedlings + lush vegetation + quail + wolfberry + jojoba nut + tarantula hawk wasps + flowering pincushion cacti + velvet mites + desert tortoise eating + flowering barrel cacti
➢ Navajo Traditional River Cane Flute
➢ African Clay Pot Udu Drum
➢ Kola Seed Pod Shaker
➢ Idiophone Wood Box
➢ Clay Wind Whistle

Mule deer family + rattlesnake
➢ Natural Sounds

AUTUMN:

Ocotillo with yellowing leaves + silkmoth caterpillars feeding + landscapes with dry grass + jackrabbit
➢ Middle Eastern Frame Drum
➢ Bass Contemporary Bamboo Flute

Rabbitbrush with bees, butterflies, wasps, grasshopper + velvet ant
➢ Natural Sounds + Keyboard Sound Effects

Horse lubber grasshopper + stink beetle + leaf-cutter ants + horned lizard eating ants + Harris’ antelope squirrel + desert iguana
➢ Poppy Seed Shaker
➢ American Indian Cedar Flute
➢ Brazilian Gourd & String Berimbau
➢ American Indian Hand Drum

Jackrabbit closeup + mule deer + great horned owl + fleeing jackrabbit
➢ Natural Sounds

Desert broom seeds blowing away + turkey vultures sunbathing + riparian trees in autumn color + deer drinking + dragonfly + white-tailed deer + coatimundi
➢ Clay Wind Whistle
➢ Southwest Desert Rim Flute
➢ Poppy Seed Shaker

Mountain lion + Inca doves + covey of quail + Cooper’s hawk + winter clouds over mountain
➢ Southwest Desert Rim Flute
➢ Clay Wind Whistle

WINTER:

Desert scenes with winter clouds + fog + gentle winter rain (scenics and wet mammals & birds)
➢ Southwest Desert Rim Flute
➢ Clay Wind Whistle

Late afternoon Winter skyscapes
➢ Natural Sounds

Winter sunset + night-time snowfall + screech owl
➢ Wind – Natural Sound
➢ Keyboard Sound Effects

Morning snowscapes + snow melt
➢ Acoustic Piano
➢ Rain Stick
➢ Clay Wind Whistle
➢ Lightly Strummed Piano Strings
➢ Brazilian Wood Birdcall

Bobcat :: silence

Frozen waterhole with birds and mammals seeking water
➢ Southwest Desert Rim Flute
➢ Keyboard Sound Effects

Roadrunner basking + cactus wren
➢ Chinese Bamboo Xiao Flute
➢ Idiophone Wood Box
➢ Cuban Marimbula Thumb Piano

SPRING:

Bighorn sheep + ocotillo sprouting leaves + harris hawks + phainopepla
➢ Chinese Bamboo Xiao Flute
➢ Idiophone Wood Box
➢ Brazilian Gourd & String Berimbau
➢ Tibetan Tingsha Bell

Coyote
➢ Natural Sounds

SPRING WILDFLOWERS MONTAGE + two timelapse shots of cholla cactus flowers opening
➢ Cuban Marimbula Thumb Piano
➢ Navajo Traditional River Cane Flute
➢ Clay Ocarina
➢ Kola Seed Pod Shaker

Wide view of cholla with saguaro + flowering prickly pear cactus + cactus bees
➢ Natural Sounds
➢ Clay Ocarina
➢ Remo Spring Drum
➢ Middle Eastern Frame Drum

Flowering ocotillo + hummingbirds + spiny lizard + ground squirrel digging + mule deer browsing + cactus wren and roadrunner nests + closing shot of desert tortoise with CLOSING CREDITS
➢ Southwest Desert Rim Flute


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