Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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by Patrick Doyle

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Big changes are afoot for everyone's favorite teenage wizard in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth film in the series based on J. K. Rowling's mega-selling novels. In addition to a growing interest in the opposite sex, Harry is selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, which pits him against more experienced students from…  See more details below


Big changes are afoot for everyone's favorite teenage wizard in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth film in the series based on J. K. Rowling's mega-selling novels. In addition to a growing interest in the opposite sex, Harry is selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, which pits him against more experienced students from Hogwarts as well as two other rival schools. More ominous still are the signs that Harry's nemesis, Lord Voldemort, is returning to power. There are big changes on the soundtrack, too. After providing the score for the first three Potter films, John Williams hands the reins to the able-bodied Patrick Doyle, who has provided scores for such films as Donnie Brasco, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Sense and Sensibility. Doyle doesn't stray from the grand, occasionally whimsical style Williams established for the series, though he brings his own touch to the suspenseful "The Quiddich World Cup" and playful "Underwater Secrets." And his theme for Voldemort gives appropriate gravitas to such a malevolent villain. More surprising is the inclusion of three rock songs from Jarvis Cocker of the British band Pulp. Backed by members of Pulp and Radiohead (the band appear in the film as the Wyrd Sisters), "Do the Hippogriff" and "This Is the Night" are catchy but genuinely weird rock songs, especially for a blockbuster film of this nature. "Magic Works," however, is a gorgeous ballad complete with sweeping strings that would make for the perfect last dance at any Hogwarts social function -- or any Harry Potter–themed party, for that matter.

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Patrick Doyle (Sense and Sensibility, Carlito's Way, Gosford Park) brought a new sound -- despite a couple of instances of previous composer John Williams' instantly recognizable "Hedwig's Theme" -- to the Harry Potter franchise with his colorful score for the popular series' fourth installment, The Goblet of Fire. Darker, bolder, and a little less magical, Doyle doesn't reach the dizzying heights achieved by Williams on 2004's Prisoner of Azkaban, but he has managed to create some new and exciting themes that integrate themselves seamlessly into the Potter universe. Scheming reporter "Rita Skeeter" is given a playful pizzicato motif that manages to mirror her unpleasant personality without offending the ears, the "Quidditch World Cup" bursts from the skies with brass-heavy British pride, and the newly de-cloaked villain, "Voldemort," rises from the ashes in a wash of screaming strings that would make even the bravest wizard squirm in dreadful anticipation. Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, who along with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Phil Selway appeared in the film as a popular "non-muggle" rock band, contribute three tracks as the Weird Sisters -- Canadian folk group the Wyrd Sisters attempted to file an injunction against the film, but were denied by a Winnipeg judge. Sounding like a cross between Screaming Lord Sutch, the Damned, and Nick Cave, "Do the Hippogriff," "This Is the Night," and "Magic Works" aren't particularly memorable, but much like the Star Wars cantina band, they work their magic onscreen.

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  1. The Story Continues
  2. Frank Dies
  3. The Quidditch World Cup
  4. The Dark Mark
  5. Foreign Visitors Arrives
  6. The Goblet of Fire
  7. Rita Skeeter
  8. Sirius Fire
  9. Harry Sees Dragons
  10. Golden Egg
  11. Neville's Waltz
  12. Harry in Winter
  13. Potter Waltz
  14. Underwater Secrets
  15. The Black Lake
  16. Hogwarts' March
  17. The Maze
  18. Voldemort
  19. Death of Cedric
  20. Another Year Ends
  21. Hogwarts' Hymn
  22. Do the Hippocriff (as used in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of F  -  Weird Sisters
  23. This is the Night (as used in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of F  -  Weird Sisters
  24. Magic Works (as used in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)  -  Weird Sisters

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patrick Doyle   Primary Artist
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jarvis Cocker   Track Performer
Jonny Greenwood   Track Performer
Phil Selway   Track Performer
James Shearman   Conductor
Steve Claydon   Track Performer
Steven Mackey   Track Performer
Jason Buckle   Track Performer
Weird Sisters   Track Performer
Stuart Cassells   Bagpipes
Abigail Doyle   Vocals
Steve Mackey   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Williams [composer]   Composer
Mae McKenna   Vocal Coach
David Barron   Executive Producer
Jarvis Cocker   Composer
Rupert Coulson   Engineering
Mike Hedges   Producer,Audio Production
Tom Whalley   Executive Producer
Patrick Doyle   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Maggie Rodford   Producer,Audio Production
Mathieu Bitton   Art Direction
David Heyman   Executive Producer
Ger McDonnell   Engineer
Nick Wollage   Engineering
John Williams & the Tick Tocks   Composer
Jason Buckle   Composer
Debi Streeter   Music Administrator
Diarmuid Quinn   Executive Producer
Abigail Doyle   Vocal Coach
Mike Newell   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Nick Woollage   Engineering
Lucy Evans   Assistant Music Supervisor

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to the CD and thought, OMG!!! The Cd actually makes you want to be in the movie to feel the pain and sorrow, happiness and glee. That's what happened to me. I recommend you to buy the CD, even if you think you won't like the movie. Then you will want to see the movie!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
First listen, I was very annoyed, but felt guilty for not enjoying it. I listned some more, and discovered that it wasn't to terrible. Harry in Winter and Hogwart's March are highlights. Nice.
Wrenlet More than 1 year ago
This is a really good soundtrack with many memorable songs, all of which flow nicely with each other. The only jarring note are the rock songs from the ball at the end of the CD. I like them, but not when I'm listening to classical. I made a copy of the CD without those and mostly listen to that.
LaurenM More than 1 year ago
For those of you who haven't discovered the joy and beauty of the movie soundtrack, you can start here and become hooked! The Harry Potter soundtracks are amazing and the perfect study music if you're a student. You won't regret the purchase of any of these CDs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clearly Partick Doyle is not John Willianms. But Really? It was time for a change! Williams did a great job creating the original Harry Potter Theme but his spin on the music was to giddy to continue into the part of the series where is started to get dark and veer away form simple children's books. His music for the Prisoner of Azkaban did not have the amount of aery darkness required and i id not feel the same chill in the movies that i got in Doyle's music. Doyle did a great job of helping the score grow with the series and the actors and he did an excellent job of keeping the original Harry Potter theme but in the mean time changing it up a bit so it wasn't the same Hedwig's Theme three times in a row.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why they tacked those stupid songs written for the Yule Ball at the end I have no idea. That said, the actual score for this film is fantastic. Doyle created many different haunting and memorable themes for this film. I've heard the scores for the first 5 films and this is definately one of the best! I listen to this Goblet of Fire CD all the time - it's that good (minus the "rock" songs at the end).
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this is a Good Score, but it lacks the John Williams touch which the other three scores had. John Williams needs to return for hte fifth movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...got patrick doyle instead. it's too brassy and very dull. songs that were meant to be moving or fierce wind up ending before you notice they've been played. the string parts are almost ear splitting. the rock songs are jarring and almost borderline annoying. the fact that hedwig's theme and window from the past are missing is an indication that this soundtrack will never stand up to the previous works of john williams. considering how many great scores he has composed, i suppose patrick doyle had no way of living up to his standards. not all the songs are bad, not enough are good. disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First time I heard a complete soundtrack from any movie. Patrick Doyle is incredibly talented! The music in the soundtrack transports you to the place where everything takes place, put you in the mood according to the tune and makes you want to see the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am, apparently, one of the very few fortunate enough to have snagged the entire "Goblet of Fire" score online preview provided weeks in advance of the release date. Though initially shocked to see John Williams was not involved in the composition, I can offer a hearty "Well done!" to Patrick Doyle for his masterful score. Williams' familiar "Potter" themes are only hinted at briefly in this score. An acceptable fact, however, since Doyle's orchestration is magnificent. There are grand, sweeping, emotional moments here, much excitement and considerable eeriness. I was allowed to listen to the score only once. When finished, I was immediately ready for seconds. Impressive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first I did not like soundtrack at all. It has little to nothing form what John Williams created, and being a big fan of John Williams a was really mad. But I keep lesing to it and I stared to like it. However, the last 3 songs, well there are not as good. The music sound better in the movie, and if you don't see the movie, you would probably think that this was not a Harry Potter soundtrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Doyle isn't John Williams, so get over it and give the man a chance! To use Williams' signature themes and motifs would be considered THEFT. I've had enough of the standard 'Hedwig's Theme' for the first three CDs and I agree that it was time for something different. I truly enjoyed the sweeping sounds and the crescendos and the full use of brass and percussion. The light sounds of the strings and woodwinds were key in making the music flow, and showed me just how good Doyle is. The soundtrack was different, airy and dark, and it fits the plot of the film perfectly. Patrick Doyle is very talented, and though I do like John Williams' work, even I had to admit it was time for a change. Besides: Williams declined to do the fourth film to work on other projects: namely Star Wars, so it was his call. As for the Yule Ball songs by Jarvis Cocker...I would've rathered the '80s prom songs we cringe to today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Four months ago, I heard that the production would replace John Williams by Patrick Doyle! I was afraid of this idea. But three weeks ago when I litsend the new soundtrack at aol I was surprised. I think that Patrick Doyle has captured the spirit that John Williams gave to the Harry Potter movie series! I like all the tracks, but especially I like very much the new main theme "The story Continues"! I am waiting the movie to come out in cinemas in my country at 24/11/05. Well done Patrick Doyle, you have done an excellent job!:D
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was completely shocked that John Williams wasn't composing this film. So I had my hopes up that someone would create music that had the same Harry Potter-themed atmosphere that John skillfully created. When I heard that composer Patrick Doyle was composing the music, my first thought was who in the world was he? From there, I was just dying to here what music he composed for this fourth installment of the Harry Potter series. And when the first notes of "The Story Continues" reached my ears, I was totally disappointed. This soundtrack wasn't nearly as great as what John stamped on the first three. All that Doyle did was create background music, nothing more and nothing less. The music just didn't have a personality, it didn't heighten the adventurous scenes. With the first three installments, John used the music to its fullest, gave it a personality, and had it perfectly fit with the scene with the scene it was being played with. Though there were some tracks that I did enjoy (Quidditch World Cup and Hogwarts' Hymn), overall this was one disappointing soundtrack. If you thought about purchasing this soundtrack, try to avoid it unless you're a Patrick Doyle fan. As for me, I'll stick with the first three. As I said in the headline, the Goblet of Fire is definitely the weakest of the four soundtracks. But if you want really good Harry Potter music, go with the other three. I do hope that Johnny will return for the Order of the Phoenix. But in the meantime, we'll just have to wait and see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No, it isn't John Williams, whos work I absolutely love. however, I have to disagree with the others. I believe the score goes well with the film. however, What I miss most about it not being John Williams is that he includes everything, every single note. it's all over a different sound, but give it a chance. the pieces are quite enjoyable. the only thing that upset me, was the original theme was altered...but I suppose that's Patrick Doyle making it his, even though it wasn't originally. I really don't know why they let someone else do the score, since John Williams created it. oh well. I liked it anyway, that's why I gave it 5 stars. Patrick Doyle does create good music. Much Ado About Nothing (one of my personal favorites), Sense and Sensibility, A Little Princess, loved all of those. so if you're up for some dramatic music with a good amount of minor chords, this CD is definitely worth buying. it makes driving more fun to say the least... and coming from someone who lives in LA, that's saying something...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was disapointed that John wasn't doing the score, but I think that Patrick did some awesome work. The music is growing up with the movies. I also thought that the opening music was really good and gave the movie a darker feel, the way it should be as the books go on and the characters grow and experience more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it stunk i mean it was all right if you watch a movie for the movie and not just the theatrical elements like the actors and the score then you wouldn't be as generous as i was the other movie's scores were amazing some of the better i've ever heard and thats a lot from some one who watches a movie the second time just to hear the music but i did not like this one a lot of the music sounds the same you almost want to fall asleep from hearing the same tone over and over again but don't get me wrong some of it was good but they shouldd of stuck with John Williams he was way better than the new composer Patrick Doyle who aparently has absolutly no clue how to write music that gos with a movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
trust me this score is perfect buy this wonderful soundtrack you wont be sorry
Guest More than 1 year ago
Doyle's treatment of the score is far superior to Williams'. A must buy, the best of all the HP soundtracks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
patrick doyle was sent in to score the 4th potter film john williams could not return to do the 4th potter soundtrack due to conflicts of working on war of the worlds and another movie he scored with izak perlman and yo yo ma now this cd is very intresting the best part for this soundtrack which is my favorite part of this soundtrack is snapes theme remixed and tweaked up of course my favorite charecter is profesor snape in the books and films i gotta say patrick doyle made very beauitful music for harry potter and the goblet of fire buy this cd do not miss out on a great movie soundtrack like this one trust me youll enjoy it just as much as me
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