How to Train Your Dragon 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
English composer John Powell earned his first Academy Award nomination for best original score in 2010 for his imaginative work on the inaugural installment of the Dean DeBlois-directed animated fantasy franchise, so it should come as little surprise that he would return to helm How to Train Your Dragon 2. Recorded in London with the help of a 120-piece orchestra, a 100-voice choir, and the pipers from the appropriately named Scottish folk ensemble the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Powell's second go-around works off of some of the previously established themes and cues, while simultaneously introducing entirely new melodies to the mythical Viking realm. Traditional ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
English composer John Powell earned his first Academy Award nomination for best original score in 2010 for his imaginative work on the inaugural installment of the Dean DeBlois-directed animated fantasy franchise, so it should come as little surprise that he would return to helm How to Train Your Dragon 2. Recorded in London with the help of a 120-piece orchestra, a 100-voice choir, and the pipers from the appropriately named Scottish folk ensemble the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Powell's second go-around works off of some of the previously established themes and cues, while simultaneously introducing entirely new melodies to the mythical Viking realm. Traditional folk and peasant music continues to serve as the foundation from which Powell bases his sonic world-building, and once again, Sigur Rós guitarist and vocalist Jónsi, working with the composer, provides the score's lone pop moment with the propulsive and soaring "Where No One Goes" -- actor Gerard Butler lends his voice to the mid-film, largely a cappella ballad "For the Dancing and the Dreaming." Once again, Powell has found the sweet spot between flat-out life-affirming adventure and folksy sentimentality, resulting in another effortless piece of work that bodes well for both awards season and the forthcoming final entry in the proposed trilogy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2014
  • Label: Relativity Music Grp
  • UPC: 810290020356
  • Catalog Number: 20356
  • Sales rank: 1,876

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Powell Primary Artist
John Barclay Trumpet
Mark Berrow Violin
John Bradbury Violin
Paul Cassidy Viola
Simon Chamberlain Piano, Celeste
Nick Cooper Cello
Liz Edwards Violin
Richard Edwards Euphonium, Tenor Trombone
Andy Findon Penny Whistle, Irish Flute
Roger Garland Violin
Rusen Gunes Viola
Garfield Jackson Viola
Christian Jones Bass Trombone
Skaila Kanga Harp, celtic harp
Paul Kegg Cello
Gary Kettel Percussion, Timpani
Kate Musker Viola
Mark Nightingale Tenor Trombone
Andy Pask Bass
Maciej Rakowski Violin
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Ralph Salmins Percussion
Sonia Slany Violin
David Theodore Oboe
Allen Walley Bass
Eric Rigler uillean pipes
Richard Bissill French Horn
Clare Finnimore Viola
Mary Scully Bass
Helen Tunstall Harp, celtic harp
Peter Lale Viola
Julian Tear Violin
Paul Willey Violin
Philippa Ibbotson Violin
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Frank Schaefer Cello
Bruce White Viola
Martin Owen French Horn
David Fuest Clarinet
David Hartley Piano, Celeste
Stephen Henderson Percussion
Paul Clarvis Percussion
Gavin Greenaway Piano, Conductor, Harmonium, Choir Conductor
Ian Humphries Violin
Helen Keen Flute
Julian Leaper Violin
Stephen Maw Bassoon
Anthony Pike Clarinet
Edward Vanderspar Viola
Richard Watkins French Horn
Stephen Williams Bass
Nick Hitchens Tuba, Euphonium
Jane Marshall Oboe
Everton Nelson Violin
Alison Kelly Violin
Metro Voices Choir, Chorus
Nigel Black French Horn
Rachel Bolt Viola
Deborah Widdup Violin
Anna Noakes Flute
Roger Argente Bass Trombone
Lorraine McAslan Violin
Dave Stewart Bass Trombone
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
David Pyatt French Horn
Ian Burdge Cello
Paul Edmund-Davies Flute
Thomas Kemp Violin
Andy Wood Euphonium, Bass Trombone
Gordon Laing Bassoon
Adrian Bradbury Cello
Chris Worsey Cello
Natalia Bonner Violin
Rebecca Carrington Viola
Owen Slade Tuba
Reiad Chibah Viola
Samuli Kosminen Percussion, Drums
Jon Carnac Clarinet
Germaine Franco Marimbas
Tony Woollard Cello
Richard Pryce Bass
Laurence Davies French Horn
Glyn Matthews Percussion
Richard Skinner Bassoon
Andy Crowley Trumpet
Dave Daniels Cello
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Steve Rossell Bass
Joely Koos Cello
Kate Moore Trumpet
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers Ensemble
Chris West Bass
Josephine Knight Cello
Emil Chakalov Violin
Beth Caucci Marimbas
Katherine Mayes Violin
Stephen Mair Bass
Leon Enrique Bosch Bass
Vivian Milanova Guitar, Hammered Dulcimer
Anthony Lewis Cello
Debbie Preece Violin
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
Max Baillie Viola
Christopher Tombling Violin
James McLeod Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Gabrielle Lester Violin
Karen Jones Flute
John Thurgood French Horn
William Lockhart Percussion
Caroline Dearnley Cello
Judith Busbridge Viola
Jonathan Williams Cello
Michael Thompson French Horn
Jenny O'Grady Choir Master
Joel Hunter Viola
Alison Dods Violin
Jonathan Rees Violin
Alastair Mackie Trumpet
Phillip Eastop French Horn
Peter Hanson Violin
Jacqueline Hartley Violin
Martin Field Bassoon
Richard Berry French Horn
Andy Parker Viola
Ed Tarrant Euphonium, Tenor Trombone
Oliver Langford Violin
Paul Kimber Bass
Sam Jacobs French Horn
Byron Fulcher Tenor Trombone
Keith McNicoll Bass Trombone
Katy Woolley French Horn
David Gordon Bass
Siobhan Grealy Flute
Dee Lewis Clay Vocals
Steve Wright Viola
Dave Williams Violin
Kieran Leonard Bodhran
Tim Gill Cello
Corrina Sylvester Percussion
Christina Emanuel Violin
Jason Evans Trumpet
Rachel Simms Bassoon
Mark Wood French Horn
Steve Morris Violin
Technical Credits
Randy Kerber Orchestration
Shane MacGowan Lyricist
Shawn Murphy Score Mixer
Anthony Willis Arranger, Programming, Orchestration, MIDI, Additional Music
Paul Mounsey Arranger, Programming, Orchestration, MIDI, Additional Music
Jeff Atmajian Orchestration
Dave Metzger Orchestration
Pete Anthony Orchestration
Nick Wollage Engineer
Alison Burton Studio Manager
Andrew Kinney Orchestration
Bob Bowen Executive Soundtrack Producer
Emlyn Singleton Orchestra Leader
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Jon Thor Birgisson Composer
Germaine Franco Orchestration, Overdub Producer
Jason Markey Executive Soundtrack Producer
John Powell Composer, Producer
Colette Barber Studio Manager
Lucy Whalley Assistant Contractor
Beth Caucci Score Producer
Alex Somers Producer, Engineer
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Soundtrack Producer
Charlene Ann Huang Score Wrangler
Kevin Breen Music Business Affairs
Jónsi Producer
Tommy Laurence Orchestration
John Traunwieser Engineer
Victor Chaga Score Producer
Debbie Luner Score Wrangler
Dean Deblois Liner Notes
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  • Posted July 13, 2014

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    Great film and amazing soundtrack! Beautiful!

    Great film and amazing soundtrack! Beautiful!

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