The sixth title in ITN's acclaimed Optical Music Series. Following the successful BBC series, this new CD features 31 pieces of music specially composed for films from the Mitchell & Kenyon Collection. The films offer an unparalleled visual record of life in the North of England and in Scotland, Wales and Ireland and bring to life as never before the bustling streets of Edwardian Britain, capturing in vivid detail the everyday lives of ordinary people at work and play.
"Quite possibly In The Nursery's finest hour. Rarely have they seemed to connect with such emotional honesty with the subject they are scoring. The moving music is supremely evocative of a bygone era. Beautiful and heartfelt music to move the very soul. And this after last year's brilliant soundtrack to A Page of Madness - In The Nursery are currently riding an all-time creative high" - Rob Dyer / Dark Star Organisation
"In the Nursery have produced a soundtrack that both enriches the films and draws out the emotional impact of the faces and movement of the everyday people as they stroll across the screen. Their soundtrack is both emotive and poignant without sentimentalising the material or ignoring the rich musical tradition of the Edwardian period. ITN's music enriches the films and has become an evocative tribute in its own right, one that can be enjoyed without the viewing experience. The films now resonate with the sound of the streets, the bustle of the factories and joy and excitement of the people.” - Vannessa Toulmin