Essential Harry Potter Film Music Collection

The Essential Harry Potter Film Music Collection

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by Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
     
 

This is not the first album Silva Screen Records has devoted to music from the Harry Potter film series, and it probably won't be the last. The label, which employs the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra to re-record film scores and then recycles the results on various compilations, has already…  See more details below

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This is not the first album Silva Screen Records has devoted to music from the Harry Potter film series, and it probably won't be the last. The label, which employs the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra to re-record film scores and then recycles the results on various compilations, has already chronicled the boy wizard on, for example, the 2006 album Music from the Harry Potter Films, all of which seems to be contained again here, along with additional material, notably compositions by Nicholas Hooper from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which opened in July 2007. As of the November 12, 2007, release date of this album, the last two Harry Potter novels, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, had been published but not yet filmed, so this must be considered another interim assemblage of the music from the series. It includes the typically adventurous and appropriate scoring provided by John Williams for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, as it was known in the U.S.), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, as well as Patrick Doyle's inevitably derivative music from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Newly recorded are the five cues from Hooper's Phoenix score, which again are reminiscent of what has gone before, if a bit more melodramatic in places (the first part of "Sirius Deception/Dumbledore's Army"), in keeping with the increasingly dark tone of the series. Purists will, of course, prefer the actual original soundtrack albums, but this album provides a good summary of the music of the first five Harry films, with more to go.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
Label:
Silva America
UPC:
0738572125127
catalogNumber:
1251

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Hedwig's Theme
  2. Christmas at Hogwarts
  3. Nimbus 2000
  4. Leaving Hogwarts
  5. Harry's Wondrous World
  6. Dobby the House Elf
  7. Fawkes the Phoenix
  8. The Chamber of Secrets
  9. Gilderoy Lockhart
  10. Reunion of Friends
  11. Witches, Wands and Wizards
  12. A Window to the Past
  13. Aunt Marge's Waltz
  14. The Knight Bus
  15. The Prisoner of Azkaban Suite
  16. Double Trouble

Disc 2

  1. Quidditch World Cup / The Foreigners Arrive
  2. Neville's Waltz
  3. Harry in Winter
  4. The Golden Egg
  5. The Hogwarts March
  6. The Potter Waltz
  7. The Black Lake
  8. Another Year Ends
  9. The Hogwarts Hymn
  10. A Journey to Hogwarts / Fireworks
  11. Sirius Deception / Dumbledore's Army
  12. Professor Umbridge
  13. Flight of the Order of the Phoenix
  14. Loved Ones and Leaving
  15. Hedwig's Theme - Reprise

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Primary Artist
Nic Raine   Conductor
Peter Twitchin   Choir Master,Choir Conductor
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mid Herts Youth Chorus   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

John Williams [composer]   Arranger,Orchestration
Nic Raine   Arranger,Orchestration
Gareth Williams   Vocal Recording
David Wishart   Liner Notes
Nicholas Hooper   Composer
James Fitzpatrick   Producer,Audio Production
Jan Holzner   Engineer
Damien Doherty   Artwork
Christopher Tin   Arranger,Orchestration
Reynold da Silva   Executive Producer
Adam Saunders   Arranger,Orchestration
Matt Hohensee   Arranger,Orchestration
Dominic Nunns   Arranger,Orchestration

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Essential Harry Potter Film Music Collection 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
lady-gryphon More than 1 year ago
This CD had most of the same tracks from the other Harry Potter soundtracks but, I was dissapointed that only one verse of certain tracks were used instead of all verses. It would have been better with the whole song not half.
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Miam More than 1 year ago
Harry Potter's essential music for the Harry Potter lover. So good!