Sinfonia Antartica

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Sinfonia Antartica (Antarctic Symphony). Title given by Vaughan Williams to his 7th sym. for orch., sop. solo, and women's ch. Comp. 1949–52. F.p. Manchester 1953 (Hallé Orch. cond. Barbirolli). Work based on mus. composed 1947–8 for film Scott of the Antarctic, about Capt. Scott's last expedition to S. Pole, 1910–12. Score contains parts for wind-machine and organ.