Soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Now Available

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Jul 14, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince composed by Nicholas Hoooper is now available at retailers everywhere and on iTunes. As announced previously, if you purchase the actual CD of the music, you will receive “free digital download of the soundtrack in 5.1 Surround Sound, which is
only one of the handful of bonus features available through the active
content portion of this disc. You’ll also have access to an MP3
download of “Big Beat Repeat,” obtain a “Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince” ringtone, and watch some scenes from the scoring
session as it took place in Abbey Road Studios.” This information comes from The Trades, who have now posted their review of the score, which notes:

Nicholas Hooper continues building on themes developed in “Order of the
Phoenix,” reflecting the darker, more somber turn the series of books
and films takes at this point in the saga of J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard.
Of course, he’s becoming less of a boy and more of a man, and Hooper’s
score incorporates that maturity while still retaining echoes of the
more magical and innocent beginnings.

It also gives praise to one of the tracks, saying ” ‘Ginny’ brightens things up considerably with its romantic airy
strains, as they lead into the comfortable and familiar thematic chords
created by John Williams when the franchise was still young, and helps
bring the listener back to the wonderment and awe of Harry’s
fresh-faced youth.”





26 Responses to Soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Now Available

Avatar Imagepinkmoosely says: "Weasley Stomp" anyone?Avatar ImageAutumnWizard says: Cool!Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: Weasley Stomp, not living up to my expectations. I bought Ginny and I love Wizard wheezes.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I went out and bought it today! I like it a lot... it makes me teary eyed though listening to "Dumbledore's Farewell". I plan to bring lots of tissues to the movie!Avatar Imageirving says: Great!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: wonderful...Avatar ImageAmy Darlene says: I am in love with the song "Farewell Aragog" if they put out sheet music again i'll get that for my mum to playAvatar ImageGTHunter says: Yay....... /sarcasmAvatar Imagecghambright says: I've already got my copy!!!! My favorite songs are: "Opening" "In Noctem" "Journey to the Cave" "Harry and Hermione" and "Dumbledore's Farewell." I've listened to all those like 20 times each!! I'm so pumped for this movie!!!Avatar Imagedangflabbit says: i dnt rlly lyk this soundtrack, i liked ootp but it wasnt as good as prisoner of azkaban which is my favourite!! oh but on this i love love love i 'Inferi in the firestorm' it makes me soooo excited for the film wich is 2mrw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: its pretty good but Im not going to buy it. If I want to listen to it I cant wait till the movie is out on DVD so I can listen to it while watching the movie.Avatar Imagepolyjusposhun says: I was amazed to see last night that my phone carrier had already made available ringtones from the soundtrack. I got to hear snippits of all the songs from the soundtrack through that. I wanted the Weasley Stomp and I already have the Waltz from GoF which makes a pretty ringtone. The stomp reminds me of the music for the Boggart scene in PoA.Avatar Imagecghambright says: @polyjusposhun: You're right about the Weasley Stomp. I knew I had heard it somewhere before. It's very similar to the POA boggart music, but still slightly different. The Weasley Wizard Weezes music is definitely similar though. Avatar ImageMugglejeff says: Weasly stomp is the best.Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: I give Hooper credit -- I like this much better than OoP!Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: I can't wait to hear this!Avatar ImageMarryMeGinny says: Hooper really stepped up for this movie. Well done. Weasley Stomp sounds almost exactly like Fireworks from OotP though, but great score nevertheless.Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: I downloaded the soundtrack earlier, and really like it - especially Ginny, and Wizard Wheezes (except it said on the album that it's not in the film!), and the opening. Journey to the Cave and Inferi in the Firestorm were really good too. I can't wait to check out the enhanced content when I get home, after the midnight showing!Avatar Imagedeadtree says: I loved the score for OotP so I am so looking forward to this one!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: yay!!!!Avatar ImageJrae says: There was lots of OotP score carry over into HBP. Well done!Avatar Image11zeiglerJ says: coolAvatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Cool! :)Avatar Imagejmr says: I'm disappointed. I bought the soundtrack CD today, and it doesn't have any of the promised 'Bonus Content'.Avatar ImagePallargast says: @jmr: Same here.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: it's really good, i like it a lot better than the ootp one!

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