From the Film Score In Reverse series

In 1940, American composer AARON COPLAND was commissioned to write a score to accompany director SAM WOOD's film adaptation of THORTON WILDER's popular play, OUR TOWN. The film became a beautiful canvas for Copland's candid, succinct style and earned him his first Academy Award nomination as he successfully created an intimate musical journey across Wilder's fictional landscape.

As with many great film scores, Copland brought a brevity and scope to the main theme that is as epic as it is simple. It's pure sound, untarnished by the layers of life's scars is met with a wisdom that only comes from a life long-lived. Even if you've never heard this music before, it feels familiar and warm. For a composer who's music was
far-reaching, Aaron Copland's score for the film OUR TOWN feels right at home.