How to Train Your Dragon [Music from the Motion Picture]

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Released in 2009, How to Train Your Dragon is British composer John Powell's third consecutive animation score, following Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Bolt. With his use of bagpipes, fiddles, pennywhistles, and a military marching band, Powell incorporates a Celtic theme throughout the 25 classical instrumentals and vocal pieces, which include the emotionally stirring "Test Drive," the new age-influenced "Forbidden Friendship," and "Sticks and Stones," a track recorded by Sigur Rós' frontman Jónsi.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Released in 2009, How to Train Your Dragon is British composer John Powell's third consecutive animation score, following Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Bolt. With his use of bagpipes, fiddles, pennywhistles, and a military marching band, Powell incorporates a Celtic theme throughout the 25 classical instrumentals and vocal pieces, which include the emotionally stirring "Test Drive," the new age-influenced "Forbidden Friendship," and "Sticks and Stones," a track recorded by Sigur Rós' frontman Jónsi.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2010
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206701227
  • Catalog Number: 067012
  • Sales rank: 342

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Is Berk (4:10)
  2. 2 Dragon Battle (1:55)
  3. 3 The Downed Dragon (4:16)
  4. 4 Dragon Training (3:11)
  5. 5 Wounded (1:25)
  6. 6 The Dragon Book (2:22)
  7. 7 Focus, Hiccup! (2:05)
  8. 8 Forbidden Friendship (4:11)
  9. 9 New Tail (2:48)
  10. 10 See You Tomorrow (3:53)
  11. 11 Test Drive (2:36)
  12. 12 Not So Fireproof (1:12)
  13. 13 This Time For Sure (0:43)
  14. 14 Astrid Goes For A Spin (0:43)
  15. 15 Romantic Flight (1:56)
  16. 16 Dragon's Den (2:29)
  17. 17 The Cove (1:10)
  18. 18 The Kill Ring (4:29)
  19. 19 Ready The Ships (5:14)
  20. 20 Battling The Green Death (6:18)
  21. 21 Counter Attack (3:05)
  22. 22 Where's Hiccup? (2:44)
  23. 23 Coming Back Around (2:51)
  24. 24 Sticks & Stones (4:17)
  25. 25 The Vikings Have Their Tea (2:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Powell Primary Artist
Original Score Primary Artist
Eric Bernard War Pipes
Harry Farrar War Pipes
Gavin Greenaway Conductor, Choir Conductor
Helen Keen Penny Whistle
Metro Voices Choir, Chorus
Chris Carson War Pipes
Samuli Kosminen Percussion, Drums
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Alex Somers Sampling
Dee Lewis Hill Vocals
Vivian Milanova Dulcimer, Guitar
Richard Baughman War Pipes
Jenny O'Grady Choir Master
Bobby Burke War Pipes
John McDonald War Pipes
Alex Macgillivray War Pipes
Alastair Boase War Pipes
Trevor Takahashi War Pipes
Paul Cathers War Pipes
Nick Coseboom War Pipes
Karen McIlvena War Pipes
Jennifer Febre War Pipes
George Macgillivray War Pipes
Jónsi Vocals
Technical Credits
Shawn Murphy Engineering
Robert Townson Executive Producer
Paul Mounsey Arranger, MIDI Programming, MIDI Arrangement
Gavin Greenaway Orchestration
Dave Metzger Orchestration
Nick Wollage Engineering
Peter Katis Drum Engineering, Percussion Engineer
Stefan Schneider Orchestration
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
James McKee Smith Arranger, MIDI Programming, MIDI Arrangement
Germaine Franco Programming, Orchestration
Dan Butler Music Business Affairs
John Powell Composer, Producer
Jennifer Schiller Music Business Affairs
Perry Montague-Mason Orchestra Leader
Jessica Wells Orchestration
Michael John Mollo Arranger, MIDI Programming, MIDI Arrangement
Lucy Whalley Assistant Contractor
Liz McNicoll Music Business Affairs
Beth Caucci Programming
Alex Somers Producer, Engineer
Charlene Ann Huang Management
Carol Andrews Percussion Sampling
Mateo Francisco Percussion Sampling
Dominic Lewis Arranger, Orchestration, MIDI Programming, MIDI Arrangement
Jónsi Composer, Producer, Mastering
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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Simply an amazing soundtrack to an amazing movie.

    This is no doubt John Powell's best score to date. This entire score is amazing! Forbidden Friendship, Test Drive, and Romantic Flight are the stars of this score.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Bravo Mr Powell!!!

    These songd are just too beautiful !!! When I close my eyes and listen to these songs I'm caught up in the gorgoues melodies and carried off on the back of Toothless too Berk. Any one who who doesn't like these songs (of which Forbidden Friendship and Romantic Flight are my favorites) is off thier rocker,batty and just plain nuts!!! Bravo Mr. Powell!!!! Bravo!!!! Good job to Jonsi too, I'm just a little bit confused. Is he singing some French in Sticks and Stones? Or is it just Scottish? Anywho bravo to all those who worked on this amazing on this amazing soundtrack.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Best thing I ever bought from BN!

    beautiful soundtrack; really stimulates rarely touched emotions; different from all others. Unique in composition & bagpipe usage. Total keeper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    How to train a dragon soundtrack review

    This is the best soundtrack that i have listened to. This is very inspirational and lifts your hopes high. Hope you get this amazing soundtrack that will change your life and spirit to a whole new level.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    PERFECT dinner and conversation music!

    As my husband and I watched "How to Train your Dragon", we both knew we needed the soundtrack. We purchased it as soon as we could- it is amazing! There is very little vocal on the entire track, and the majority of the songs are short (under 2 minutes), which makes it perfect for background music for a dinner party or conversation time. It is fantastically soothing, but not enough to put you to sleep- just right to listen to after a long day!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I am disappointed that the David Tennant readings are not being released

    David Tennant (who has a cameo in the film - formerly The Doctor, soon to be Hamlet on PBS) recorded this story already several years ago and it is still available in the UK. In fact, he's recorded FIVE of the Hiccup books - the latest being released the week of 15 April in the UK.

    Why in the WORLD would they have someone else read them and release them instead of releasing the originals in the US? It makes NO sense whatsoever.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This ROCKS!

    This How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack absolutely ROCKS! I think I like the first track the best. The movie was the BEST MOVIE EVER and so is this soundtrack!!!!

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