The classical repertoire appears to be minimal and it is the pop artists who have been making more Antarctic musical noises, in some cases literally.While earlier songs may have focused on urging listeners to keep the continent pristine, much of the current crop seems to hold Antarctica as a mirror/metaphor for the coldness and isolation people feel in their day to day lives.Fortunately for aficionados, the full original film score became available on a CD for the first time in 2002 on the Chandos label, with Rumon Gamba conducting the BBC Philharmonic. The song pays fulsome tribute to Scotts ill-fated expedition of 1910-12, and press ads for the Victory disc promoting it as In Memory of Captain Scott and his Heroic Comrades.

The booklet notes are informative but why, oh, why feature a cover photo of Greenlanders hunting in the ice, when this is supposed to be the South?

Naxos 8.550737The second release in 1998 of this classic Antarctic music, performed by the Hall Orchestra, conducted by Sir John Barbirolli, is no spring penguin.

B) Boults original mono recording by the same orchestra in December 1953 was reissued in a collection of Vaughan Williams symphonies in 2002; Decca 4732412.

Also issued in 1989 as Decca/London 425 157-2 anniversary of Chethams School of Music in 2009. K., it is the largest specialized music school in the U. The CD was recorded live at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, over October 17 & 18, 2001, with conductor Stephen Threlfall.

There is no need for ears to hear the fugues played on this ice organ. The range of potential experiences was much smaller than elsewhere, the opportunity for surprise much less.

Here nature has set aside for man a domain of beauty and inspiration such as he cannot know elsewhere on this planet. Modernist literature was more inclined to follow Joseph Conrad into the Heart of Darkness than to pursue Robert Scott into the Antarctics Heart of Whiteness.The title comes from a reference in Scotts expedition diary and the piece was based on Maxwell Davies 1997-98 trip to Britains Rothera Base on the Antarctic Peninsula with the BAS, which also led to his Antarctic Symphony This is a superb compilation CD of British music and vocal recordings related to the Golden Era of polar exploration, curated by James Nice.The main track is Ralph Vaughn Williams famed Sinfonia Antartica.Most of the music composed for the film was never recorded or included in the film and only the shortened excerpts were used.Its performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Ernest Irving and recorded in 1948. Wright, and first released on 78 rpm disc on March 5, 1913 by Victory Records, sung by Robert Carr (B47, 1668).The following is a consumers guide to recorded music that I have found over the past twenty years, now mainly through the Internet.