She composed the original score for the musical adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder
's novel, "Little House on the Praire, the Musical", at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Melissa Gilbert
as "Ma" in the cast. The new musical was adapted for the stage by Francesca Zambello
(director), book by Rachel Sheinkin ...
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She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to the film industry.
Her film scores, usually dominant in strings and wind instruments, often have a lilting, almost magical quality to them. This style is most prominent in the films, Used People
(1996), Benny & Joon
(1993) & Chocolat