|- The first ever comprehensive collection of music written by Britten, working with WH Auden, for 1930’s information films made by the GPO Film Unit and others.
- Shorter works which use well-known tunes such as the cabaret song When you’re feeling like expressing your affection, the ballad Around the Village Green and an unashamedly slushy setting of the Victorian favourite I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls.
- Includes music from the longer films; Night Mail (including the famous Auden poem), The King’s Stamp and The Way to the Sea.
- Supported by the Britten Estate, this recording is historically important and features a comprehensive booklet with photographs and film stills.
- The scores for this recording were specially reconstructed from manuscript and other sources held at the Britten-Pears Library, by composers Joseph Phibbs and Lloyd Moore under the supervision of Colin Matthews, Executive Producer of NMC and Director of the Britten-Pears Estate.