Alan Silvestri: The Polar Express

Film-composer Alan Silvestri has worked with Director Robert Zemeckis for many years. His latest soundtrack is for "The Polar Express," a famous Christmas book that the film’s creators turned into a movie about a boy’s belief in himself. The soundtrack has eight pieces by Silvestri and Glen Ballard. Some are grand and epic works, while others could be big band pieces or popular songs. The vocalists range from Josh Groban to Steven Tyler!
The Polar Express
Released: 11/15/2004
Genre: Pop
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Believe
Alan Silvestri says "The Polar Express" isn’t just a Christmas story and the music reflects that.
Hot Chocolate
In the book that sparked the movie, kids are drinking hot chocolate – but not like this!
Spirit of the Season
One of the first pieces written for the movie features grand chorale singers, even if the movie uses elves.
The Polar Express
And one of the last songs written became a recurring theme throughout the film.
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