Rachel Portman: Nicholas Nickleby
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49. Rachel Portman: Nicholas Nickleby
Douglas McGrath's 2002 film version of Nicholas Nickleby came complete with a pastoral-style score from Rachel Portman, the first woman composer to win an Oscar for film music - for Emma, also directed by McGrath. Portman's score is a delight - all lilting strings and sprightly woodwinds.