Symphony No. 8 (Antarctic Symphony) by Peter Maxwell Davies
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22. Symphony No. 8 (Antarctic Symphony) by Peter Maxwell Davies
Peter Maxwell Davies’s 'Antarctica Symphony' is a musical account of the composer’s visit to Antarctica. Davies was asked to write the work by the British Antarctic Survey to mark the 50th anniversary of Vaughan Williams’s score for the film ‘Scott of the Antarctic’.