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Vaughan Williams and the soundscapes of Scott of the Antarctic


Philpott, C and Leane, E and Quin, D, Vaughan Williams and the soundscapes of Scott of the Antarctic, The Musical Quarterly, 103, (1-2) pp. 105-138. ISSN 0027-4631 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1093/musqtl/gdaa006


Vaughan Williamsís music for the 1948 Ealing Studios production Scott of the Antarctic has been recognized as one of the most outstanding film scores of its time. However, to date, it has received considerably less scholarly attention than the much more famous work it germinated, the Sinfonia Antartica (1949Ė52). While there have been some discussions of the film score within larger surveys of the composerís 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 Williamsís film scores, which have tended to be overlooked or only addressed in passing in the scholarly literature.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Vaughan Williams, composition, film music, Scott of the Antarctic, Antarctica
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Musicology and ethnomusicology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Philpott, C (Dr Carolyn Philpott)
UTAS Author:Leane, E (Professor Elizabeth Leane)
UTAS Author:Quin, D (Associate Professor Douglas Quin)
ID Code:138855
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2020-05-04
Last Modified:2021-05-27

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