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Selections from "The Polar Express"

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Alan Silvestri

Alan Silvestri (band arr. Paul Murtha; choral arr. Audry Snyder)

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General Info

Year: 2006 /
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)

Choir (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This enchanting holiday movie has become a yearly classic, and the memorable score contributes to its unending popularity. This fast-paced, well-scored medley can be performed by band alone or with optional choir for a truly spectacular holiday event. The songs included are: Believe; Hot Chocolate; The Polar Express and Spirit of the Season.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) – 15 December 2019
  • Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble (Hampton, Va.) (William Garlette, conductor) - 14 December 2019
  • WELS Wind Ensemble (Columbus, Wisc.) (Mary Kluetzman, conductor)– 8 December 2019
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) – 9 December 2018
  • Phoenix (N.Y.) Community Band (David Frateschi, conductor) – 18 December 2017
  • Mt. Juliet (Tenn.) High School Band of Gold and Vocal Ensemble – December 2016

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