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Vaughan Williams and the soundscapes of Scott of the Antarctic

Philpott, C ORCID: 0000-0002-5778-5748, Leane, E ORCID: 0000-0002-7954-6529 and Quin, D 2020 , 'Vaughan Williams and the soundscapes of Scott of the Antarctic' , The Musical Quarterly, vol. 103, no. 1-2 , pp. 105-138 , doi: 10.1093/musqtl/gdaa006.

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Abstract

Vaughan Williams’s music for the 1948 Ealing Studios production Scott of the Antarctic hasbeen recognized as one of the most outstanding film scores of its time. However, to date, ithas received considerably less scholarly attention than the much more famous work itgerminated, the Sinfonia Antartica (1949–52). While there have been some discussions of the film score within larger surveys of the composer’s oeuvre, these have not investigated the music to quite the same level of depth as that achieved in the separate studies of the Sinfonia Antartica undertaken by Michael Beckerman and Daniel Grimley. This lacuna is consistent,however, with the general treatment of Vaughan Williams’s film scores, which have tendedto be overlooked or only addressed in passing in the scholarly literature.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Philpott, C and Leane, E and Quin, D
Keywords: Vaughan Williams, composition, film music, Scott of the Antarctic, Antarctica
Journal or Publication Title: The Musical Quarterly
Publisher: Oxford Univ Press Inc
ISSN: 0027-4631
DOI / ID Number: 10.1093/musqtl/gdaa006
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