John Williams Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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CD Details

  • Released: November 12, 2002
  • Label: Atlantic

Tracks:

  • 1.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Prologue: Book II and the Escape from the Dursleys
  • 2.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Fawkes the Phoenix
  • 3.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: The Chamber of Secrets
  • 4.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Gilderoy Lockhart
  • 5.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: The Flying Car
  • 6.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Knockturn Alley
  • 7.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Introducing Colin
  • 8.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: The Dueling Club
  • 9.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Dobby the House Elf
  • 10.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: The Spiders
  • 11.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Moaning Myrtle
  • 12.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Meeting the Aragog
  • 13.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Fawkes is Reborn
  • 14.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Meeting Tom Riddle
  • 15.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Cornish Pixies
  • 16.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Polyjuice Potion
  • 17.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Cakes for Crabbe and Goyle
  • 18.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Dueling the Basilisk
  • 19.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Reunion of Friends
  • 20.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, film score: Harry's Wonderful World

Product Description:

Original score composed by John Williams.
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices, conducted by William Ross.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
Adapter: William Ross .
Personnel: Randy Kerber (celesta).
Audio Mixer: Simon Rhodes .
Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
Editor: Jim Harrison.
The soundtrack to Warner Brothers Pictures' HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS is a fairly run-of-the-mill offering from the great John Williams. In other words, it's better than most other soundtrack composers' best work. Like the classic scores from CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND or JAWS, the music here is rich and elegant, with heady doses of Williams's trademark charging string sections and thundering tympani.
While it often recalls the composer's work on RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and ET: THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL, the HARRY POTTER score also occasionally sports a certain cartoonish stop-and-start quality seemingly influenced by Danny Elfman. This style may seem slightly out of character for Williams (who's known more for his grand, sweeping statements and heart-stopping climaxes), but the effect is totally appropriate for what is, after all, a movie about a teenage wizard who rides around on a broom in a coat and tie. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS provides a perfect reminder of the excitement, intrigue and light-hearted spirit of both the film and J.K. Rowling's novels.

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  • UPC: 075678357428
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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