The Gulf state of Qatar boasts an enviable catalogue of documentary films commissioned to capture and celebrate the many aspects of its culture and natural history. These movies combine ravishing visuals with equally colourful soundtracks – including these four sumptuous original scores from composer Stuart Hancock.
Alongside suites of highlights from Qatar Dream 2030, Written In The Sand and Birdlife of Qatar, we present Hancock’s elegant complete score for The Desert Treasure, which has garnered two major international awards. Performed by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, the scores are a rich blend of lyrical symphonic western orchestration, Persian instrumentation and contemporary electronics that reflect the grace, mystery, nobility and vibrant colours of this flourishing nation.

MMS14038/KRONCD049 • THE DESERT TREASURE (Original Documentary Soundtrack)
Music Composed by STUART HANCOCK
Release date (digital): July 08, 2014
Release date (CD): July, 2014


1 Qatar Dream 2030 10:03
2 Written In The Sand 10:00
3 Birdlife Of Qatar 9:56
4 Opening Titles 1:37
5 Moonrise 1:26
6 First Rains 1:11
7 Ship of the Desert 1:02
8 Green Shoots 0:53
9 The Journey Begins 2:52
10 Setting up Camp 2:51
11 Desert Crafts 2:45
12 Treasure Hunters 3:08
13 Desert in Bloom 1:55
14 Family Life 1:52
15 Herbs and Medicines 2:26
16 Snakes and Ants 1:55
17 Epilogue 2:10