It’s sweltering in most of North America, so why not distract yourself with thoughts of cooler times?! Dream of travelling to the North Pole on the Polar Express or of "Walking in the Air" with a Snowman as your guide. Here are some well-loved Holiday programming favourites from our catalogue: Rob KapilowChris van Allsburg's Polar Express (1997) - 22' Soloist: Baritone Chorus: Children's Chorus Orchestration: 2(pic).2.2.2/2230/2[+]perc/hp.pf(cel)/str Alternate Orchestration: 2(pic).0.2.1/2100/perc/pf/4vn.va.2vc.db
This enchanting musical setting of Chris Van Allsburg’s best-selling Christmas classic, The Polar Express, tells the magical story of a boy who boards a mysterious train bound for the North Pole in search of a very special gift.
Rob KapilowElijah's Angel (1998) – 23' Soloist: Baritone, Bass Baritone, Boy soprano Chorus: Children's Chorus Orchestration: 2(pic)2.2.2/2200/2perc/str Alternate Orchestration: 1(pic).1.2.1/2100/perc/pf(cel)/db
This is Rob Kapilow's conceptual companion to Polar Express, and the two works pair beautifully to create a holiday concert that welcomes everyone. In Elijah's Angel, Michael Rosen's story for Chanukah and Christmas, a young Jewish boy and an elderly Black wood-carver learn that the differences that separate us are not as important as the connections that bring us together.
The Snowman is a classic family film made all the more enjoyable by the imaginative and lovely soundtrack that accompanied it. Written by Howard Blake, the music very closely follows the animation, as there are no words in the film.
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