Beyond The Screen Front CoverOn March 3rd 2023 Sony Classical released Rachel Portman’s latest album Beyond the Screen – Film Works on Piano, featuring some of her most cherished film music for solo piano. The album was recorded in Berlin and Osnabrück, with occasional accompaniment by cellist Raphaela Gromes and consists of 20 curated pieces that span Portman’s illustrious career, arranged to form an emotional and musical journey.

Among the titles included are suites from her Academy Award-winning score for Douglas McGrath’s “Emma”, her Academy Award-nominated scores for Lasse Hallström’s “The Cider House Rules” and “Chocolat”, as well as her music for Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go”, Lone Scherfig’s “One Day” and Saul Dibb’s “The Duchess”. The album is released both digitally, as well as physically on CD and LP.


01. The Cider House Rules: Piano Suite (2:16)
02. Chocolat: Piano Suite (2:53)
03. The Pier (from “Never Let Me Go”, Arr. for Piano & Cello) (2:18)
04. One Day: Piano Suite (3:53)
05. Good Night You Kings (from “The Cider House Rules”, Arr. for Piano) (2:34)
06. The Duchess: Piano Suite (2:32)
07. Letter Box (from “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”, Arr. for Piano & Cello) (3:30)
Beyond The Screen Back Cover08. Girl Rising: Piano Suite (2:50)
09. Still Life: Piano Suite (3:57)
10. Vianne Sets Up Shop (from “Chocolat”, Arr. for Piano & Cello) (2:58)
11. Emma: Piano Suite (3:10)
12. I’d Miss You (from “Their Finest”, Arr. for Piano) (2:26)
13. Snow Story (from “Smoke”, Arr. for Piano & Cello) (4:54)
14. Passage of Time (from “Chocolat”, Arr. for 2 Pianos) (2:43)
15. Frozen Lake (from “The Human Stain”, Arr. for Piano & Cello) (3:25)
16. Life Is Sweet: Piano Suite (2:12)
17. Book of Photographs (from “Still Life”, Arr. for Piano & Cello) (3:09)
18. The Last Dinner (from “Despite the Falling Snow”, Arr. for Piano) (2:42)
19. Never Let Me Go: Piano & Cello Suite (5:07)
20. Good Night You Kings (from “The Cider House Rules”, Arr. for Piano) – a calm version (1:03)