The Unthanks

LINES - PART THREE - EMILY BRONTĖ


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The final record in this trilogy is collection of ten poems by Emily Bronte, turned into song by Unthanks pianist Adrian McNally. Commissioned by the Bronte Society to mark Emily’s 200th Birthday, McNally wrote and recorded them on her original piano in The Parsonage where she grew up, performed with bandmates Rachel and Becky Unthank. With the Bronte Parsonage now a working museum of course, the writing and recording had to take place after nightfall. Composer, pianist and producer Adrian McNally wrote the music for the whole record in his first evening at Emily’s piano (a rare example of a 5 octave cabinet piano probably made in London between 1810 and 1815), before spending the rest of the residency working on the songs by day on a beautiful German upright at his lodgings in nearby Ponden Hall - another house associated with the Brontes. He would then take his work-in progress into the Parsonage to road test them on Emily’s piano in the evenings, before weeks later, returning with Rachel and Becky Unthank to record the songs.

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