Songs from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration written by Captain Gerald Doorly, grandfather of New Zealand baritone Roger Wilson. These songs were written aboard the 'Morning' which sailed to the Antarctic in 1902 to relieve Captain Scott's 'Discovery'. Though the collection includes one rousing sea shanty, the music derives more from the world of the Victorian parlour song, popular ballad and hymn, an era that gloried in the gentleman amateur and do-it-yourself entertainment.
1 sound disc (47 min., 59 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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