Hedwig's Theme From Harry Potter & The Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone & Other

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Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
That the film version of J. K. Rowling's wildly popular Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone succeeds in re-creating the novel's magical atmosphere owes much to this richly imaginative symphonic score by John Williams. Of course, as the composer behind enchanting movie soundtracks from E.T. to A.I., Williams is no stranger to musical fantasy and wonder. He's the natural choice to provide the backdrop for young Harry's adventures at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The music sets a fairy-tale tone from the outset, featuring a solo on the music-box chimes of the celeste, a distinctive sound that recurs throughout the score. But this opening tune isn't just...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
That the film version of J. K. Rowling's wildly popular Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone succeeds in re-creating the novel's magical atmosphere owes much to this richly imaginative symphonic score by John Williams. Of course, as the composer behind enchanting movie soundtracks from E.T. to A.I., Williams is no stranger to musical fantasy and wonder. He's the natural choice to provide the backdrop for young Harry's adventures at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The music sets a fairy-tale tone from the outset, featuring a solo on the music-box chimes of the celeste, a distinctive sound that recurs throughout the score. But this opening tune isn't just fairy dust -- it also contains a hint of mystery, an omen of the wizardly potential Harry has yet to realize, and the dangers he will encounter as he does so. Williams's orchestration shows great variety, from the festive brass fanfares that herald Harry's arrival at Hogwarts to the swirling strings, harps, and wordless choruses that conjure up the supernatural world. Delightful episodes such as the frantic "Quidditch Match" allow free rein to the composer's creativity, while the ominous "Face of Voldemort" shows his ability to build a dramatic climax. By turns whimsical, otherworldly, nostalgic, and majestic, Williams provides the perfect musical backdrop, not only for the blockbuster film but also for rereading Rowling's irresistible novels.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2002
  • Label: Golden Stars Holland
  • EAN: 8712177042692
  • Catalog Number: 5342

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hedwig's Theme [From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (The ...) - Hollywood Star Orchestra (5:03)
  2. 2 I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow (2:59)
  3. 3 In the Jailhouse Now - Jimmie Rodgers (3:20)
  4. 4 Because I Got High (5:13)
  5. 5 Magic Carpet Ride (4:20)
  6. 6 Total Eclipse of the Heart (5:30)
  7. 7 I Wanna Love Him So Bad - The Jelly Beans (2:44)
  8. 8 She's About a Mover (3:17)
  9. 9 Livin' on a Prayer (4:03)
  10. 10 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2:41)
  11. 11 Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) (2:52)
  12. 12 Cool Yule - Louis Armstrong (2:56)
  13. 13 There You'll Be (3:38)
  14. 14 Who Let the Dogs Out (3:21)
  15. 15 I Can't Help Myself (Suger Pie, Honey Bunch) (2:40)
  16. 16 I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (5:01)
  17. 17 We Will Rock You (2:02)
  18. 18 Too Marvelous for Words - Frank Sinatra (1:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Main Theme from American Beauty (2:55)
  2. 2 Use Me (4:11)
  3. 3 All Right Now (4:05)
  4. 4 American Woman (3:21)
  5. 5 You'll Be in My Heart - Hollywood Star Orchestra (2:33)
  6. 6 Anna's Theme (2:20)
  7. 7 Time Has Come Today (2:52)
  8. 8 The End of the World (3:17)
  9. 9 Main Title from Cider House Rules (2:11)
  10. 10 When She Loved Me (3:22)
  11. 11 Goodbye Stranger (5:07)
  12. 12 Dreams - Hollywood Chill Out (2:34)
  13. 13 Theme from "Angela's Ashes" (6:07)
  14. 14 Cheek to Cheek - Fred Astaire (2:00)
  15. 15 I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Billie Holiday (2:59)
  16. 16 In the Basement - Sugar Pie DeSanto (3:54)
  17. 17 My Funny Valentine - Nat King Cole (6:04)
  18. 18 Koko - Charlie Parker (3:40)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Nature Boy - Nat King Cole (3:17)
  2. 2 Lady Marmlade (3:37)
  3. 3 You Song (3:51)
  4. 4 Have You Met Miss Jones? - Tony Bennett (4:18)
  5. 5 Respect (4:16)
  6. 6 Little Bitty Pretty One - Bobby Day (2:38)
  7. 7 I Want to Take You Higer - Ike Turner (11:04)
  8. 8 Na Na, Hey, Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye (2:39)
  9. 9 I Love to Boogie - T. Rex (2:10)
  10. 10 London Calling (3:03)
  11. 11 Things Have Changed (5:19)
  12. 12 Slip Away - Clarence Carter (3:46)
  13. 13 Hymn to the Fallen (6:19)
  14. 14 A Groovy Kind of Love - Wayne Fontana (3:20)
  15. 15 Annie's Song (3:27)
  16. 16 Keep It Comin' Love (2:22)
  17. 17 Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band (2:09)
  18. 18 End Title (From the Horse Whisperer) (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Williams [composer] Conductor
Randy Kerber Celeste
London Voices Choir, Chorus
Louis Armstrong Track Performer
Fred Astaire Track Performer
BB Band Track Performer
Clarence Carter Track Performer
The Chambers Brothers Track Performer
The Crew Cuts Track Performer
Skeeter Davis Track Performer
Billie Holiday Track Performer
Hollywood Star Orchestra Track Performer
Etta James Track Performer
Al Jarreau Track Performer
The Jelly Beans Track Performer
KC & the Sunshine Band Track Performer
Charlie Parker Track Performer
The Platters Track Performer
Frank Sinatra Track Performer
The Sir Douglas Quintet Track Performer
The Stanley Brothers Track Performer
Steppenwolf Track Performer
Ike Turner Track Performer
Tina Turner Track Performer
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders Track Performer
Technical Credits
John Williams [composer] Composer
Simon Rhodes Engineer
Chris Columbus Liner Notes
Shawn Murphy Mastering
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