Concert Suite from " The Polar Express"

From Wind Repertory Project
Alan Silvestri

Alan Silvestri (arr. Jerry Brubaker)

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brass Wind Chimes
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glass Wind Chimes
  • Shakers
  • Sizzle Cymbals
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This medley from the popular children’s movie includes Believe, The Polar Express, When Christmas Comes to Town and Spirit of the Season. Based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, the story teaches about friendship, bravery and the spirit of Christmas in an amazing magical adventure to the North Pole on Christmas Eve aboard The Polar Express. The song Believe was nominated for Best Original Song at the 77th Academy Awards and won a Grammy in 2006.

- Program Note from Cypress Symphonic Band concert program, 10 December 2016

The Polar Express is a 2004 American computer-animated adventure film based on the 1985 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. Co-written, co-produced and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film features human characters animated using live-action motion capture animation.

The film tells the story of a young boy who, on Christmas Eve, sees a mysterious train bound for the North Pole stop outside his window and is invited aboard by its conductor. The boy joins several other children as they embark on a journey to visit Santa Claus preparing for Christmas. The film stars Tom Hanks, with Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett and Eddie Deezen.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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