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One of my favorites from Portman!

If you like the lush strings and piano, this is the score for you. I would also recommend "The Door in the Floor" by Marcelo Zarvos or anything from Josh Kramer (one of my new favorites)

Absolutely splendid!

I doubt there will ever be a more beautiful tune than the main theme to this movie. I have admired it for years and am delighted to now be able to buy the entire CD on iTunes. Rachel Portman deserves a lifetime membership in the 'Soundtrack Composer's Hall of Fame' for writing this piece. Thank you, Rachel, for brightening my day every time I hear it.

simply gorgeous

The subtleness and simplicity in this orchestration let the melodies soar. It is warm without being sentimental and, for me at least, nurturing of quiet attentiveness. Living abroad now, I appreciate how the music is Americana at its very best--the winds, strings and piano conjuring images of a New England autumn that is alternately rich and sparse. Alongside Out of Africa it's at the top of my list for soundtracks.


Born: December 11, 1960 in Haslemere, England

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

A British-born composer, Rachel Portman's biggest claim to fame was being the first woman to win an Academy Award (an Oscar, that is) for Best Original Score. The award, which resulted from her work on the 1996 film Emma, wasn't her only chance at the coveted prize. She continued her streak of well-received scores by earning nominations in 1999 and 2000 for Cider House Rules and Chocolat, respectively. Portman's first score, for the film War of the Buttons, appeared in 1994. She went on to write...
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