Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Original Soundtrack]

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Original Soundtrack]

by John Williams [composer]
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Original Soundtrack]

That the film version of J. K. Rowling's wildly popular Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone succeeds in re-creating the novel's magical atmosphere owes much to this richly imaginative symphonic score by John Williams. Of course, as the composer behind enchanting movie soundtracks from E.T. to A.I., Williams is no stranger to musical fantasy and wonder. He's the natural choice to provide the backdrop for young Harry's adventures at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The music sets a fairy-tale tone from the outset, featuring a solo on the music-box chimes of the celeste, a distinctive sound that recurs throughout the score. But this opening tune isn't just fairy dust -- it also contains a hint of mystery, an omen of the wizardly potential Harry has yet to realize, and the dangers he will encounter as he does so. Williams's orchestration shows great variety, from the festive brass fanfares that herald Harry's arrival at Hogwarts to the swirling strings, harps, and wordless choruses that conjure up the supernatural world. Delightful episodes such as the frantic "Quidditch Match" allow free rein to the composer's creativity, while the ominous "Face of Voldemort" shows his ability to build a dramatic climax. By turns whimsical, otherworldly, nostalgic, and majestic, Williams provides the perfect musical backdrop, not only for the blockbuster film but also for rereading Rowling's irresistible novels.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2001
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678349126
catalogNumber: 83491
Rank: 575

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Original Soundtrack] 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
John William's music really suits the movie. It's fantastic and I love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE IT. The music in this album is addictive. I love how to music is able to express feeling. Also if you have read the book or seen the movie, the music is so expresive you can almost see in your head what part the music is supposed to correspond with. I highly recomend this album to any Harry Potter fan, or music fan
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh, my god!!! I just finished listening to this soundtrack, and Mr. Williams has really outdone himself. It matches the mood of the books perfectly! Absolutely beautiful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is very good music. When I first heard the music I was absolutely amazed. It was so good that my band director bought it and let us listen to it for a whole class period. I really liked the music because it can relate to the Harry Potter very well and the music is so smooth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not words to describe this Soundtrack. John William's best music. "Leaving Hogwarts" is one of the most beautiful 2 minutes piece that I have ever heard in my life. If you don't cry listening this part you certainly you will be close.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love john willams's music! he is by far the best modern composer! he has a way to high light ever instrument(especailly the french horn). this cd not only recalls to events in the movie but was composed that it could also be performed in a symphony!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually HATED classical/instrumental music, but this CD converted me. The songs were so wonderfully calming that it helped me relax while reading and doing homework-I'd recomend it to anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard this CD in my classroom and I loved it. It captures the magic of the movie so you can feel magical all the time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this soundtrack to be amazing. Some of the songs give me the goosebumps, and they go along with the movie so well!! I can feel the mystery and magic in the air, see the characters and what they are doing. The only thing I wondered about was where did the music that was played as they enter Diagon alley and to be sorted go?? Maybe I just missed it. That was one of my favourite songs, so that is why I noticed. Anyways, fantastic soundtrack, definitely buy it if you enjoyed the movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is wonderful.I have not heard anything like it before. John Willams has out done himself on these songs. The music really fit the movie perfect. I give this soundtrack two thums up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is amazing .It has music pieces from the movie. Its cool
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know that for a fact the Soundtrack and the movie is going to be a hit. It's so popular as it is, and I have already heard some of the clips and they are beautiful. I am defiantly going to purchase this cd. So should you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is going to be HOT...i never thought harry potter would have a soundtrack or a movie...when i saw this my jaw dropped...THIS IS GOING TO BE HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If this could be given more than five stars, I know many people would have. This is the most wonderful work I have heard in a long time. John Williams outdid himself with this one, and I hope he does the scores for the subesequent movies. The music skaters choose to skate to very often reflects the movies they have seen and like. I know I will be hearing a lot of skaters using Harry Potter for years to come. It will be interesting to see how it is used...there is plenty there for everyone at all skill levels. I will enjoy this season for sure just because of the music alone. Thank you!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being in the movie, everyone thinks I HAVE to give good ratings to anything that has to deal with Harry Potter. This is no acting here, this soundtrack is excellent. You can picture what is happening in the movie and book when you hear the music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved these clips. They really go with the book. When the clips are playing, you can picture what's going on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! i love harry potter sound tracks and think the other ones are great! I love the books and also think that its great to read it with the sound tracks
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that these songs will better enhance the mood of the story line. When I listen to this music, I could tell you what Harry, Ron, or Hermione is saying. It puts words into my mouth. My favorite song by far is the chess game. I liket he energetic vibe it gives off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The score for this movie really tells the whole story of Harry potter and the sorcerers stone I love it! I can even play some of the prolouge don't think I spelled that right :) on the piano! This is going to be #1 i can feel it so BUY IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Harry potter Sound track and movie is so cool!!I mean I have watched the movie a million times and if I'm not watching the movie I'm listening to the the sound track! p.s Wait it go actors!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the music. It is so magical and It reminds me of the book. I can't wait for the movie and to hear the music on it. If you love Harry Potter you'll love this CD. Just listen to the clips!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is amazing. I've already listened to it numerous times and it's wonderful. It's absolutely magical!
Guest More than 1 year ago
IT is a very lovely and interesting work. After listening to it all day yesterday I can home from work and my kids were watching Dexter's Lab. Does anyone else think Hedwig's Theme sounds like the opening music to Dexter?