Saving Private Ryan (includes Hymn to the Fallen)
John Williams


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A score for a war epic climbs 10 places

Saving Private Ryan was remarkable for many things, not least the way it was shot, but for its score which once again saw John Williams team up with Steven Spielberg. The score is mainly considered to be low-key except for its end title, 'Hymn to the Fallen', which beautifully conveys the feelings of fighting for your country: reverence, sorrow and pride.

Saving Private Ryan (1998).