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


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John Williams is the most popular living composer in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This is the second of his 5 entries which first appeared in the chart in 2003 and has remained there ever since, reaching its highest position of 121 in 2005.

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).