Rachel Portman is one of my favourite film composers. Her beautiful pastoral scores for 'Emma, 'The Duchess' and 'Belle' are regular features in my 'recently played' list. Interesting fact, she was the first female composer to win an Academy Award for her score for Emma.

Rachel has an incredible ability to create expansive, nuanced soundscapes that are full of emotion and colour.  

My choice for today's piece + quiet is 'Much Loved' which comes from Rachel's first solo album 'Ask The River'.

The album is inspired by her love of nature and her worries that we are not listening to the earth. A love and worry I share. I highly recommend the entire album.

with love,
Samantha x

with love,