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 two works on the CD were the centrepieces for the schools Antarctica Project in 2001, which was done in collaboration with a number of organizations, including the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
While this site is meant to be a listing and not a critical or sociological discussion of the music, there are occasional commentaries, which stand to be corrected or debated, as well as comments by some artists about their tracks.
A few non-music CDs have been included for their Antarctic content (theatre, recitation, comedy routines) but CD audio books have been generally excluded, with exceptions where the material was considered to be noteworthy.
The scoring includes a wind machine and conveys the struggle and desolation of Robert Scotts final journey.
It is a dark, deep, dreary and depressing work, not to be played on a Walkman or i Pod on an exercise bike.
Any additions and comments to the music listing are welcome.
– Valmar Kurol, Montreal, Quebec, Canada ([email protected]) century composers, was later arranged into his Seventh Symphony, which premiered in 1953 and is still considered to be the mother of all recorded Antarctic music.
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.
There are many recorded versions and listeners may find their individual tastes and preferences among the various issues.