Rachel Portman's score for Emma is an absolutely perfect fit for the film and won an Academy Award for the composer, a first for a woman in the category. The score is sweet and soothing, at times humorous and at times almost luminous. It is that rare perfect marriage of movie and soundtrack; it's impossible to enjoy one without the other. The light-classical themes perfectly recall the ethereal, good-hearted intentions of Jane Austen's heroine, so enchantingly played by Gwyneth Paltrow. While much of the disc is repetitive, it hardly matters. No one can tire of such beautiful aural pictures.