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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Velez
The same shining gifts that made English-born composer Rachel Portman's Academy Award- winning score for Emma so memorable are here to enjoy again. As both composer and orchestrator, her range in film scores has been remarkable, from The Joy Luck Club and Marvin's Room to Addicted to Love and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!, among others. In this film, which is based on John Irving's best-selling novel about an orphaned boy searching for rules to live by in life, Portman's music is by turns pastoral "The Cider House" and soaringly panoramic "Wally Goes off to War". Most effective throughout is pianist John Lenehan, whose delicate strength at the keyboard perfectly ...
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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Velez
The same shining gifts that made English-born composer Rachel Portman's Academy Award- winning score for Emma so memorable are here to enjoy again. As both composer and orchestrator, her range in film scores has been remarkable, from The Joy Luck Club and Marvin's Room to Addicted to Love and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!, among others. In this film, which is based on John Irving's best-selling novel about an orphaned boy searching for rules to live by in life, Portman's music is by turns pastoral "The Cider House" and soaringly panoramic "Wally Goes off to War". Most effective throughout is pianist John Lenehan, whose delicate strength at the keyboard perfectly expresses the nuances of the score. "Homer's Lessons" is a typically lyrical passage. A harp gently joins the solo piano and is followed by a rising tide of excitement as strings sweep in with a full orchestra David Snell, conductor, and then the piece reverts back to a melodic solo piano. Together the composer and musicians paint rich pictures in sound.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to The Cider House Rules, the film adaptation of John Irving's novel, features a score by Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman, who has written music for a wide array of films, including Emma, Benny & Joon, and The Joy Luck Club. Her orchestral score for this film reflects its poignancy, humor, and unflinching look at the moral impact of abortion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/1999
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998903128
  • Catalog Number: 89031
  • Sales rank: 12,381

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rachel Portman Primary Artist
John Lenehan Piano
David Snell Conductor
Technical Credits
Chris Dibble Engineer
Alan Menken Composer
Rachel Portman Producer, Orchestration
Jeff Atmajian Orchestration
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wickedly Awesome!!!!

    This soundtrack is absolutely beautiful and filled with incredible notes that just flows through your heart. It has this way of calming one down, even on the most stressful day. I highly recommend this CD as well as the movie because it is simply the best! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The soundtrack moves ones soul.

    I can not tell you, just how much i love the work of Rachel Portman in the soundtrack of the Cider House Rules. She has, as always, delivered a preformance that is unfotgettable. The music touches ones heart and reminds one of the characters in every note. Really, a very wonderful job, by a very wonderful composer. Bravo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Soundtrack!!!

    The soundtrack for the movie ''Cider House Rules'' is one of the best soundtracks, i think, ever made. It is so soothing and calming but it has more ''excitable'' tracks as well. This is my favorite CD to listen to as I am going to sleep. I would recomend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the most beautiful scores ever written!

    Rachel Portman was robbed of an Oscar for this magnificent piec of work. This soundtrack should not be missing from any collection of one who has an appreciation for beauty. The main titles track is nothing short of amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Some of the Most Beautiful Movie Music Ever!

    I can hardly imagine anyone who loved the extraordinary motion picture for which this music was scored not wanting to purchase the soundtrack.

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    Posted June 1, 2009

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