From the Film Score In Reverse series

The film, like the play itself, was set in the fictional community of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. Its story revolves around average town's citizens in the early twentieth century, highlighting the trivial events of their everyday lives. With the exception of two significant changes, the film itself was faithful reproduction of Wilder's play. The differences were that the film depended on scenery to breathe life into Grover's Corners, when the play did not, and the events of the third act, which in the play revolve around the death of one of the main characters, were turned into a dream that she awakens from, able to resume a normal life.

Shortly after the release of the film, Copland revisited Grover's Corners and arranged this timeless suite, combining themes from his original motion picture score. VIDEO IDEAS combines these emotional themes with a montage of scenes from the Academy Award nominated film, to create the OUR TOWN SYMPHONY.