09 November 2009
Recording of the Week: early risers
Experience a South African dawn chorus with this recording made at 4.40 am in the Eastern Cape Province in 1979. Various birds and insects add their voices to this early morning symphony and the rhythm of the piece is constantly changing as individuals come and go.
'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item was selected from the Soundscapes collection by Cheryl Tipp, curator of wildlife sounds at the British Library Sound Archive. The recording was made in December 1979 by British sound recordist David Watts.