The challenge of scoring the story of American Navy commander Robert Peary’s quest to discover the North Pole along with his trusted valet, Matthew Henson, an African American whose contribution has long been dismissed, could not have been handled more eloquently by Bruce Broughton, who brings to life themes of heroism and icy perils through sonorous brass, while the undercurrents of family and relationships are woven with woodwinds and strings. Inuit influences can be heard throughout, while the occasional emergence of turn-of-the-century allusions, such as ragtime, add a pointed sense of relevance.
Broughton’s complete score can now be purchased on CD, which has been mastered from the original session masters.
For track listing, to hear audio samples from the CD, or to purchase, please visit the the Intrada website. This premiere, Signature Edition release is limited to 1200!