Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

by Alexandre Desplat
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2, the final installment in the decade-long wizard saga, found Alexander Desplat navigating some treacherous waters. After being handed the arduous task of helming the penultimate entry in the series, the fourth and final composer of Potterdom (John Williams laid the foundation, while Patrick Doyle and Nicholas Hooper fleshed out the midsection) had to come up with something that matched the film's the massive endgame. Many fans, including director David Yates, had hoped that Williams would return to the fold and close the lid on the tale, but conflicting schedules kept the venerable maestro from committing. Those fans will be disappointed by the lack of a prominent iteration of his iconic "Hedwig's Theme" (though it does swoop in occasionally to remind us of what a long journey it's been), but Desplat offers up some solace with a stoic and stirring new theme in "Statues" and "Courtyard Apocalypse" that will likely become a favorite of muggles everywhere. Creating a successful musical arc over the span of eight films is daunting, and the four composers involved should all be applauded for their work, as each has brought something special to the franchise while maintaining the "feel" of author J.K. Rowling's unique world. Bombastic, sinister, and triumphant, the appropriately dark and apocalyptic Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 may sit near the bottom of the Potter soundtrack pile, but it can hardly be called a failure.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2011
Label: Watertower Music
UPC: 0794043152436
catalogNumber: 39255

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alexandre Desplat   Primary Artist,Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Clive Bell   Shakuhachi
Tristan Fry   Timpani
Ben Parry   Choir Master
Dave Arch   Piano
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
Paul Clarvis   Percussion
Neil Percy   Percussion
Carmine Lauri   Concert Master
Terry Edwards   Choir Master
Mai Fujisawa   Vocals

Technical Credits

John Williams [composer]   Original Material
David Barron   Executive Producer
Peter Cobbin   Producer,Engineering
David Yates   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Conrad Pope   Producer
David Heyman   Executive Producer
Kirsty Whalley   Programming
David Walter   MIDI Programming
Lisa Margolis   Music Business Affairs
Clifford Jay Tasner   Orchestration
Sandeep Sriram   Art Direction
Sam O'Kell   Engineering
Alexandre Desplat   Composer,Producer
Xavier Forcioli   Score Coordinator
John Barrett   Pro-Tools
Unspecified   Composer
Gerard McCann   Producer
Bill Newlin   Orchestration
Jean-Pascal Beintus   Orchestration
Ninon Desplat   Score Coordinator
Jemma Bogan   Orchestral Coordinator
Carina McCourt   Orchestral Coordinator

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