Fortunately for aficionados, the full original film score became available on a CD for the first time in 2002 on the Chandos label, with Rumon Gamba conducting the BBC Philharmonic. The song pays fulsome tribute to Scotts ill-fated expedition of 1910-12, and press ads for the Victory disc promoting it as In Memory of Captain Scott and his Heroic Comrades.
Two months later, on May 6, 1913, another edition of the Carr recording was issued by Diploma Records with a pictorial label, in commemoration of the British Hero - a record that should be in everyone's repertoire.
While this site is meant to be a listing and not a critical or sociological discussion of the music, there are occasional commentaries, which stand to be corrected or debated, as well as comments by some artists about their tracks.
The version here was recorded in 1953 by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Boult.
Also on the CD are seven thematic extracts from the film, totalling 8½ minutes, with the titles Prologue, most of which are recognizable in the full symphony movements.
There are many recorded versions and listeners may find their individual tastes and preferences among the various issues.
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras recording of this work in 1998 with conductor Kees Bakels, on the budget-priced NAXOS label, is a real bargain at a third of the price of some of the more expensive ones.
The scoring includes a wind machine and conveys the struggle and desolation of Robert Scotts final journey.