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.
Description by Hector Bellman
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