The Cider House Rules

The Cider House Rules

by Rachel Portman

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Overview

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.

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The Cider House Rules 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can hardly imagine anyone who loved the extraordinary motion picture for which this music was scored not wanting to purchase the soundtrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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