Music From The Harry Potter Films

Music From The Harry Potter Films

by City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
     
 

Reynold da Silva's Silva Screen Records label is devoted to making re-recordings of film scores, usually employing the presumably inexpensive City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Here, the label mixes cues from the scores of the four Harry Potter films that had been released as of 2005 -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the ChamberSee more details below

Overview

Reynold da Silva's Silva Screen Records label is devoted to making re-recordings of film scores, usually employing the presumably inexpensive City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Here, the label mixes cues from the scores of the four Harry Potter films that had been released as of 2005 -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- the first three composed by John Williams, and the last by Patrick Doyle. In so doing, it demonstrates that the film music is not one of the reasons why the Harry Potter series has been so successful. Williams, notably in his main theme, "Harry's Wondrous World," basically repeats himself, getting into a charming adventure mode familiar from his work on the Star Wars movies and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. On the other hand, Doyle, whose work takes up 40 percent of the disc, doesn't really try to sound like Williams; he is more interested in providing standard-issue programming music, introducing elements of Scottish folk here or a dance ("The Potter Waltz") there, as required. But neither composer is really doing his best work. For its part, the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra does its usual adequate job.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2006
Label:
Silva America
UPC:
0738572120627
catalogNumber:
1206

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Tracks

  1. Harry's Wondrous World  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  2. Nimbus 2000  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  3. Fawkes the Phoenix  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  4. Dobby the House Elf  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  5. The Chamber of Secrets  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. Gilderoy Lockhart  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  7. Quidditch World Cup / The Foreigners Arrive  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  8. Harry in Winter  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  9. The Hogwarts March  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  10. The Potter Waltz  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  11. The Black Lake  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  12. Another Year Ends  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  13. The Hogwarts Hymn  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban - Suite  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  15. Hedwig's Theme  -  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

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