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The Journey Home

for soprano, tenor, baritone, choir and orchestra

Year:  2012 Instrumentation:  2*222; 2220; timp., 1 perc.; celesta; strings

Year:  2012
Instrumentation  2*222; 2220; timp., 1 perc....

Composer:   John Drummond


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The Journey Home tells the tale of Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition. The premiere of this work marked the tragedy's centenary.

"The Journey Home is a seriously excellent work and a powerful piece of drama that the nation can be proud of."
– Marian Poole, Otago Daily Times, 10 September 2012

Text note

Narrative text by Jeremy Commons, based on the diary of Robert Falcon Scott.

Antarctic poems by Claire Beynon, Chris Orsman and Bill Manhire.

Verses from the Book of Common Prayer (1559 and 1560)

Performance history