Selections from John Lunn's soundtracks for BBC TV's drama Downton Abbey
have been gathered in this ultimate collection from Decca, affording fans of the show a retrospective of its most memorable music. These lush and lyrical pieces have been drawn from all six seasons, and the Chamber Orchestra of London
, conducted by Alastair King
and featuring Lunn at the piano, give the music its distinctive mix of sentimentality, nostalgia, and dramatic tension. This two-CD package duplicates some tracks from two previous collections, Downton Abbey: Original Music from the TV Series
and Downton Abbey: The Essential Collection
, though avid collectors may feel all three albums are necessary for their enjoyment.