|Warner Sunset/Nonesuch/Atlantic - 83711||Composed and Conducted by John Williams|
|Format: CD (enhanced)||Produced by John Williams|
|Total Playing Time: 68:38||Music Editor: Ken Wannberg|
|Date of Purchase: June 2, 2004||Director: Alfonso Cuaron|
|Cat. No. SC202||Academy Award Nomination|
German Title: Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Askaban
1. Lumos! (Hedwig's Theme) (1:37)
Celeste: RANDY KERBER
Music Recorded & Mixed at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, LONDON, March 2004
John composed "Double Trouble" during the production of the film as we decided that a children's choir would be a warm welcome back to Hogwarts. The theme, a melodic mischievous close cousin of the "Hedwig's Theme" composed around text from Shakespeare's "Macbeth", became the foundation stone for the rest of the film score. Its medieval color became the musical identity of the wizarding world in this third installment of Harry Potter.
John juggled these medieval motifs with a late 19th century rossini-esque narrative, a delirious big band Jazz number, and 20th century music (which we both share a love for). How he managed to create a unity out of it all, beats me!
It was a great privilege to witness, as the scoring sessions unfolded, music breathing life into what has become a much better film.
Alfonso Cuaron, Director