Ralph Vaughan Williams

49th Parallel, film score (The Invaders)

    Description by Hector Bellman

    Powell and Pressburger's "The 49th Parallel" - released in the USA as "The Invaders" - was the first film for which Vaughan Williams wrote the score. Made in 1941, the film depicts an ill-fated invasion of an isolated spot in Canada by the crew of a German U-boat. The "Prelude" is heard at the opening of the film. It is a brief and noble orchestral hymn.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2010 Guild / Guild Light Music 5164
    2009 Chandos Movies / Chandos 10529