Audio Previews of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Soundtrack Now Online

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Jun 19, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

We have a bit of a treat tonight, as fans can now preview the soundtrack for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince through ring tones. If you go to this link to Virgin Mobile, then select a phone, you can type in “Harry Potter” in the search box, and will get a selection of 14 second previews from the score to HBP composed by Nicholas Hooper. Without revealing too many spoilers, the music ranges in sweeping soaring sounds, to lovely romance (with even a bit of a harp) to the whimsical for the Slug Club, and in a standout, the Weasley Wheezes theme consists of a fabulous nod to the swing and jazz era of late, similar to what we heard with Lupin’s class in Prisoner of Azkaban. Enjoy!
Update: The previews are also available here via AT & T Media Mall and now thanks to Chris, here via Youtube.
Thanks ever so much Michael!





65 Responses to Audio Previews of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Soundtrack Now Online

Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: Wow!Avatar Imagemichaelabraham says: finally, i get my 15 minutes of fame on leaky news!!! lol and Thank you ever so much for posting it Sue, my hufflepuff comrade! :)Avatar ImagePrincessofBooks says: Sweet!!Avatar ImageNatalie says: Very interesting! I think that Nicholas Hooper let loose this time and did a better job... at least I wish!! (not that I didn't like his previous score, it is just that it was a little quiet)Avatar Imagehmrpotter says: I already can see that "Dumbledore's Farewell" is going to make me cry...I hope this one is just as good as the HBP Video Game Soundtrack, which I love!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Oh. My. Gosh. I love "The Friends" and "Dumbledore's Farewell". Oh dear, I'm on the verge of tears. The second page doesn't work for me though :( And I'm DYING to hear "When Ginny Kissed Harry" Oh gosh.Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: Oh! the Slug Party Theme seems like a Reggae music, 1st time in HP movies. =) Avatar Imagekingdom says: i have a Mac and am also having trouble listening to the previews Avatar Imagecoolbeans3131 says: I loved "When Ginny Kissed Harry" and "The Story Begins"!! I really want to see this movie!!!Avatar Imagekingdom says: the problem is that Mac's don't run on Window's Media Player, they run with the QuickTime Player instead... oh well i guessAvatar ImageLeo_Lovegood says: Ugh. Well someone I know said they're downloading them and getting them up on youtube so it's alright.Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: it won'play on my comp. booo. i wanna listen!!!!!!Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: Oh my gosh, these songs are amazing! I absolutly loved Inferi in the Firestorm. Like Kirk said, thanks for linking this!Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: coolAvatar Imagemichaelabraham says: Hey Guys, At&t has them for preview as well on their Media Mall, so try that for everyone using a Mac. Also, make sure to check with your own Cellular Carrier to see if the songs are available.Avatar ImageTasyaWeasley says: tottaly awesome :)Avatar ImageLeo_Lovegood says: Oh. Nevermind.Avatar Imageiheartpink says: i can so not wait for this movie to come out. "of love & war" was definetly my favorite, but i was disappionted w/ "ginny". it was just the regular hp theme. i was kinda hoping ginny would get sorta her own theme. Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: very nice variety of tunes in there! thanks so much! :)Avatar ImageMarryMeGinny says: Very cool, but Weasley stomp sounds almost exactly like Fireworks from OOTPAvatar ImageMarryMeGinny says: Very cool, but Weasley stomp sounds almost exactly like Fireworks from OOTPAvatar ImageMarryMeGinny says: Very cool, but Weasley stomp sounds almost exactly like Fireworks from OOTPAvatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: grrrr, i need to see this movie this very second!! XDAvatar ImagePignati says: i loved " when ginny kissed harry"Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: that's cool :DAvatar ImageDrome says: *soundtrack.: DDAvatar Imagepottervfd says: YESSSS!!!!!! I can't wait to listen!!!!Avatar Imagepottervfd says: First!!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Thanks for linking us to this, Sue! Based on what I have heard from the updated website, the soundtrack is sure to be fabulous and I am more than excited to hear more of it.Avatar Imageseverusslave76 says: Awesome! Almost makes me wish I had a Virgin Mobile phone so I could download them all!Avatar ImageLeo_Lovegood says: is anyone else with a Mac having trouble listening?Avatar ImageLarface says: Awesome! Thanks for posting this! :]Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: coolAvatar ImageLeo_Lovegood says: Hey, michaelabraham. Could you possibly link me to the previews on AT&T cause I can't find them.Avatar Imagedrhawks says: What a freaking disappointment. He simply doesn't TOUCH John Williams. His structure and voicings are childish at best. It's like a composition student sat down and just did a homework assignment for class. It's not even as good as Doyle. Please. Please please please let Williams come back for Deathly Hallows! Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: Love all the tracks. Especially Dumbledore's Farewell (about started crying!) and The Weasley Stomp. I am even more excited to see this movie (if possible!) and cannot wait to buy the cd!Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: If anyone has Verizon they have ringtone's too for the Half Blood Prince. Avatar Imagetubaturtle says: Did anyone else think that Inferi in the Firestorm kinda sounded like Possession from OOTP towards the end?Avatar ImageChrispy34 says: beautiful how the slightest difference changes the sound of it all . bravo !! Nicholas Hooper is a Wizard at music ! now I'm absolutely buying this soundtrack !! x, Christine :)Avatar Imagehp29 says: These songs are awesome! I love them! :) Can't wait!Avatar Imagekraamerxmich says: nah...this sounds like the video game soundtrack to me...idk...Avatar ImageEeyore says: Can't wait to buy the soundtrack. I wish they would release it sooner than just before the movie.Avatar Imagevandy says: Ah well not bad.... But this is not as magical as John Williams' track...and hedwig's theme has now become Ginny's theme????!!??? Avatar ImageLucia Meadows says: I would like to hear the rest of "When Ginny Kissed Harry" and the Slug Club music. The guitar version of Harry's theme sound very lovely with the strings, more intimate than OotP's "The Kiss" and its generous use of celesta.Avatar ImageJesse5683 says: "Journey to the Cave" and "Dumbledore's Farewell" both kind of made me shiver a little. The music is always so important to the mood of the films, and this soundtrack seems really promising. Hurry up, July!Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: I think by the sound of those previews that the soundtrack will be good....I loved Hooper in OOTP, my favorite soundtrack out of all the five movies. Let's just hope HBP gets his place on my shelf! By the way, mugglenet has a longer version of the pensive scene from the MTV awards...Check it out! It's the final one though!Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: sorry...It's not the final version though! :DAvatar ImageBeansie says: I'm so excited for this movie and CD!Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: "Very cool, but Weasley stomp sounds almost exactly like Fireworks from OOTP." Thing a GOOD thing. That make it a theme for The Weasleys.Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: So sorry. Meant to type "That's a GOOD thing. That makes it a theme for The Weasleys.Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: "What a freaking disappointment. He simply doesn’t TOUCH John Williams. His structure and voicings are childish at best. It’s like a composition student sat down and just did a homework assignment for class. It’s not even as good as Doyle. Please. Please please please let Williams come back for Deathly Hallows!" What a gigantic biased judgment to come to the conclusion of based on 14 sec samples. Might want to hear a little more first, eh? Film composing is NOT a competition. That isn't what music is supposed to inspire.Avatar ImageDrome says: I think it's so much better than the sountrack of OOTP. Fantastic.Avatar ImageCissyMalfoy says: Omg, they're amazing!!!Avatar ImagePewterWolf says: Am listening to the youTube preview and "Dumbledore's Farewell" is so sad sounding! I feel the urge to buy this (and I'm not a great soundtrack lover!)Avatar Imageravonja says: Those songs are really good!! I'm more a Williams fan but this time Hooper did an awesome job :) I LOVE "Dumbledore's Farewell" its so sad :( Oh and "Weasley Wheezers" sounds awesome! :DAvatar ImageMatea says: everything sounds wonderful! but "Ginny" confuses me a bit.Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: Wizard Wheezes kind of sounds like the drums on Pottercasst and in POA DADA class w/ Lupin....all in all COOL!!!Avatar ImageKissa says: Aw wow, these are awesome! Can't wait to get my hands on the real thing! :DAvatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: Sweet!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: cool!!Avatar ImageFereverto says: Too short to judge, but did anyone think that some of it sounds a bit like Howard Shore? Ah well, it's probably just me. I can't wait for the whole score! Avatar Imagefelixfelicis11 says: Ahhhh. I'm just imagining the film with this and I can't wait!Avatar ImageDolemite says: Very nice.Avatar ImageDanielleD says: OMG!! I love it! :)Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: WOW! Sounds like an amazing soundtrack! I love the Opening song and Dumbledore's Farewell is definitely going to make me cry... gotta remember to bring tissues. Thanks for the link!

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