The forest soundscape is interesting from many perspectives. In this thesis published literature on the topic was studied to identify and describe significant forest sounds (f.s.: animal uttering, sounds of wind, plants and water etc.) and to expose fields, where f.s. are interesting: hunting, bioacoustics and the field of human health. In thesis is presented how f.s. are present in musical art, esp. in music of Slovene authors with the goal toexpand the meaning of the aesthetic function of the forest. Four works are presented (B. Jež Brezavšček: Trees, J. Jež: Sylvan echoes, Č. Sojar Voglar: Bird tango, and A. Kumar: Tourist) and included in an internet questionnaire about experiencing forest sounds. 428 answers were analyzed and it shows that composers more or less achieved their goal of leading listeners to imagine forest while listening. Most respondents find f.s. interesting. The most frequent sounds associated with the word 'forest' are rustling, bird song and uttering of other animals. More than half of the respondents do not come across sound pollution in forests, the others are annoyed by the noise of forest mechanization and transport means. Most respondents described their reactions to f.s. as positive.