It is difficult to describe what makes this CD so perfect. There are no lyrics to quote, there doesn't seem to be anything quite tangible about what makes it one of my favourite CDs. But I can tell you that if you've heard some of the music and liked, you'll like the whole CD - for it keeps up an amazing standard throughout. There is not a single track that lets it down, and although it may sometimes be difficult to define the difference between the tracks, this doesn't make it repetative in any way, it just makes it easy to listen to in one big swoop. I have never seen the film The Piano,and I don't intend to, for I feel that the film could never live up to my expectations of the music. Also, if you can play the piano, then do get the sheet music for it, because the only thing more wonderful than listening to these perfect sounds is hearing them come from your own finger-tips. Buy the CD, buy the music book, and you will be truly happy!