Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets CD (2002)

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Legendary film composer John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars, E.T.) received an Academy Award nomination for the first film's extraordinary score, and the new soundtrack sees him expanding upon the original themes to create even more powerful and evocative musical backgrounds. In addition, orchestrator/conductor William Ross will be adapting a number of Williams' themes for what is certain to be among the year's biggest motion picture releases.


Label Nonesuch Records
SKU 60579258
UPC 075678357428
UPC 14 00075678357428
Format CD
Release Date 11/12/2002
Author Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Barry, John
Associated Artist/Work Barry, John (Conductor/Composer
Associated Artist/Work Boston Pops Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work City of Prague Philharmonic Orc
Associated Artist/Work Don Davis (Film Scores)
Associated Artist/Work Hollywood Symphony Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Ingram, James (Vocals/Keys)
Associated Artist/Work Kaufman, Richard
Associated Artist/Work Laine, Cleo
Associated Artist/Work McNeely, Joel
Associated Artist/Work Mizzy, Vic
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Original Sountrack
Associated Artist/Work Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work The Boston Pops Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Williamson, John
Technical Info
Engineer Simon Rhodes
Producer John Williams; John Williams
CatalogID 83574
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 11/12/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 70m : 8s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678357428
Album Notes and Credits
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.
Disc 1
1 Prologue: Book II And The Escape From The Dursley's
2 Fawkes The Phoenix
3 Chamber Of Secrets, The
4 Gilderoy Lockhart
5 Flying Car, The
6 Knockturn Alley
7 Introducing Colin
8 Dueling Club, The
9 Dobby The House Elf
10 Spiders, The
11 Moaning Myrtle
12 Meeting Aragog
13 Fawkes Is Reborn
14 Meeting Tom Riddle
15 Cornish Pixies
16 Polyjuice Potion
17 Cakes For Crabbe And Goyle
18 Dueling The Basilisk
19 Reunion Of Friends
20 Harry's Wondrous World

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