|2. Harry's Wondrous World|
|3. The Arrival of Baby Harry|
|4. Visit to the Zoo and Letters from Hogwarts|
|5. Diagon Alley and The Gringotts Vault|
|6. Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters and The Journey to Hogwarts|
|7. Entry into the Great Hall and The Banquet|
|8. Mr. Longbottom Flies|
|9. Hogwarts Forever! and The Moving Stairs|
|10. The Norwegian Ridgeback and A Change of Season|
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|1. Enhanced Cd Rom (CD-2 for Intl Only)|
Most beautiful, and worth the cost of the entire CD on their own, are "Hedwig's Theme" (as everyone recognises from the HP trailer) and "Harry's Wondrous World". Both are magical masterpieces, and represent everything brilliant about Rowling's first book. From then on, you meet various experiments such as the Medieval-style "Diagon Alley" & clinky "Hogwarts Forever!". More surprises follow in the ghostly-vocals singing carols in "Christmas at Hogwarts" and the self-explanatory "Fluffy's Harp". Among all of these is an ongoing list of themes showing Williams at his best.
The CD as a whole is altogether very... "Williams"! It isn't a bad thing! I love this score; it's no jewel, but it's pure gold. Compared to Howard Shore's "Fellowship of the Ring", it sounds very twinkly & fantastical; not as serious or deep, but still exceptionally emotional & of the quality expected of such a wonderful composer. A much treasured album.
All in all however, JW has excelled himself with this soundtrack which combines the grand feeling of such works as Tchaikovsky's 5th Sympohony with the power and dramaticism of a Wagner epic.
Keep writing JW!! The film industry needs you!!
Stick the CD in the hi-fi and you're off - transported into Harry's magical world. Read more
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