What a crowning achievement to bring "Music from the Harry Potter Films", released by Silva America and featuring The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Fitzpatrick one can only expect the highest quality of performances and quench the thirst of all "film-score-buffs"...not to mention the film goers for the Harry Potter Phenomenon.
Sit back and unleash the works of composers John Williams and Patrick Doyle, taking each film score cue "HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE"..."HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS"..."HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN"..."HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE"...HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX"...HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE"...with arrangements that soar and then simmer into pure meditation of grandeur...classic film music prevails, as orchestration comes to the surface with pure originality...one masterpiece after another is long last presented as it should have been, is cause for celebration ...one only needs to hear a Harry Potter score and know the genius in bringing music to the screen, with results that are melodic and classical in subject matter...with a need to always take the audience on this journey that never seems to end...our composers give the story line a whole new perspective, music becomes another character in the film.
John Williams and Patrick Doyle express the passion and skill for exploring human emotions, coupled with a unique gift for striking exotic orchestral colors, make this with all it's splendor unforgettable themes that ring with familiarity as each film comes to mind through music...give a welcome to Nic Raine who conducted "FAWKES THE PHOENIX" and "HEDWIC'S THEME", as always Raine gives his best.
Silva America gives the collector a treasure of thirty film cues that any "film-score-buff" would die for ~ in the past James Fitzpatrick (producer), Reynold da Silva (executive producer), mastered by David Stoner (release co-ordinator) have given us compilation with such expertise and this one is no exception...keep up the outstanding limited editions and deluxe package releases, with your signature tidbits for all film music fans that's in all of us...gotta love it!
Total Time: 54:00 on 15 Tracks ~ Silva America 1206 ~ (3/07/2006)