The orchestral sounds are beautiful and evocative of the loneliness and heartbreak depicted in the movie. Thankfully there are no vocals to distract from the mood. Lurie's score is lush and suffused with grief and unrealized possibility, as well as hope and redemption. Although soundtracks of movies such as this one can easily be cliched and overly maudlin or sentimental without much depth, there is much about this one that rings true. The musical description of the bear (jaunty, jazzy, sassy, irreverent, and at times dangerous and threatening)is especially perceptive, given the role of the bear in the movie as metaphor for the terrifying things that we must all face. An excellent score, beautifully performed.