Endelman here mobilises a cool and strong lyricism with softly Celtic curves.
As the theme unfolds you will be forgiven for thinking of the music for
The Last of the Mohicans and of some pastel-shaded landscape. A husky
violin adds point and contrast to the sound-picture and reappears in track
11. The approach is repeated in later tracks (try 7 for example) with touches
of George Butterworth, Ilona Sekacz (Mrs Dalloway), John
Barrys Swept From The Sea and
Sardes music for Polanskis Tess. Contrast is to be found
in tracks 6 (jazz age flapper music) and 12 (Grapelli café-style violin
music). Track 10 returns to the soft-focus countryside where we get a (very
appealing) cross between Michael Nyman and Mahlers Adagietto. The film
stars William Hurt, Kenneth Branagh and the delectable Madeleine Stowe. Track
16 in my copy was defective with juddering and gaps throughout the track
from 0:49 to 1:09. Test that track before buying. A nice score but too unvaried
for focused listening.