Corrected Edition, iv + 145 pp. sm. folio, original printed wrappers, name and title written in spine,
Parts of this work were composed for the film "Scott of the Antarctic" - Ealing Studios. The complete work was first performed on 14th January 1953 in Manchester by the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli. An evocative and atmospheric piece, with a large percussion score famously including a Wind Machine. Vaughan Williams was in Manchester for the rehearsal of his Sinfonia, and after a performance on the 12th of January of Tristan and Isolde, also conducted by Barbirolli, he proposed to Ursula Wood the poet and his assistant, and they were married on February the 7th that year.
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