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Nicholas Hooper Speaks about the Score to "Order of the Phoenix"

Posted by: sue
May 09, 2007, 07:14 AM

The May 8 edition of Film Music Weekly contains a new interview with Nicholas Hooper about his score he composed for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Recorded in March and April at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, England, the music for the fifth HarryContinued...

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Magazine Watch: Movie Magic, Sci Fi, Empire Articles on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
March 31, 2007, 10:27 AM

As witnessed by yesterday's news regarding the Entertainment Weekly feature on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the media coverage of the fifth film is cranking up and more magazines are also focusing on Harry Potter.
Several readers let us know the new issue of LifeContinued...

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"Order of the Phoenix" Soundtrack Due July 10

Posted by: sue
March 26, 2007, 05:02 PM

Amazon.com now has the soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix available for pre-order. According to the site, the soundtrack will be released on July 10. As announced previously the score for the fifth Harry Potter film will be composed by Nicholas Hooper. Please note there is no otherContinued...

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EA Prepares to Launch "Order of the Phoenix" Video Game Website

Posted by: sue
February 23, 2007, 08:30 AM

EA, makers of the official Harry Potter video games, have now updated their website with a teaser graphic indicating the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game website will soon be open, along with the press release and a few screen shots. These are the same photosContinued...

Wizards Rock for Charity with EP of the Month Club

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2007, 10:53 PM

There is a new charity effort underway in the wizarding rock community combining the love of two important things in our Harry Potter fandom, a love of great music and most especially, a love of reading and books. Lead by the group Harry and the Potters, they are announcing a new Wizard Rock EPContinued...

Phoenix Rising

Rockin' the Big Easy

Posted by: sue
January 31, 2007, 06:21 PM

New Orleans....are you ready for some Wizard Rock? Things will be hopping at Phoenix Rising this spring as the Harry Potter conference has announced several wizard rock groups will be playing as part of the gathering in May. Popular groups The Remus Lupins, Draco and the Malfoys, The Whomping Willows and The Parselmouths willContinued...


John Williams Misses Scoring Potter Films

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2007, 10:57 AM

Earlier this month The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a new interview with composer John Williams where he discussed his involvement with scoring the music for the Harry Potter films. Asked why he was unable to score the music for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, John Williams said it due toContinued...

Crank It Up: Wizard Rock Hits the Potter Fandom

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2006, 07:09 PM

There is a new article online tonight about the newest form of Potter Fan participation that is really crankin' these days... Wizard Rock. This new feature details the rise of the wizarding- themed rock bands, who are all inspired by and play music related to the Harry Potter books.
In this article,Continued...

Film Awards

"Magic Works" from GoF Soundtrack Nominated for Award

Posted by: sue
August 22, 2006, 09:44 PM

The World Soundtrack Award nominations have been announced, and a song from the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire soundtrack was among those listed. "Magic Works," with music and lyrics by Jarvis Cocker, was nominated in the "Best Original Song Written for Film" category.Continued...


Wyrd Sisters Ordered to Pay WB's Legal Fees

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2006, 11:31 AM

The Wyrd Sisters, the Canadian folk band that sued Warner Bros. over rights to use its name in the film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, has been ordered to pay $140,000 to WB for its legal expenses in the suit. Justice Colin Campbell ruled that the band's attempt to block distribution of theContinued...

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Composer Nicholas Hooper Confirmed for OotP

Posted by: sue
May 13, 2006, 01:20 AM

Film Music Radio is reporting tonight that Warner Brothers has officially confirmed Nicholas Hooper will indeed be the new composer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As previously reported, Nicholas Hooper will replace Patrick Doyle for Potter Five. A BAFTA winner in 2004, Nicholas HooperContinued...

Potters, Malfoys to Give Free Concert on Lumos Eve

Posted by: Melissa
May 06, 2006, 10:35 PM

Boston-based rock group "Harry and The Potters," known for sporting Hogwarts student uniforms and supporting literacy through their Harry Potter-inspired songs such as "Save Ginny Weasley," "Platform 9 & 3/4," "Dumbledore's Army," and "S.P.E.W."Continued...


Prague Philharmonic Releases CD of Music From the Harry Potter Films

Posted by: Melissa
April 26, 2006, 09:15 PM

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Fitzpatrick, has released a new CD entitled "Music From the Harry Potter Films." The CD's fifteen tracks include selections composed by both John Williams and Patrick Doyle, and showcase music fromContinued...

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New Composer for Order of the Phoenix?

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2006, 11:55 PM

IMDB has updated their Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix page, and now lists Dario Marianelli as the composer for the fifth film. This is the first that we have heard of a possible change in composers for Phoenix, which is still being filmed in England. Dario Marianelli recently was nominatedContinued...

Mirror of Erised Inspires Prize-Winning Classical Music Composition

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2006, 05:32 PM

The world premiere of Mirror, Mirror, a classical wind ensemble composition will be held at the University of Connecticut on Saturday, March 19. The piece, written by composer Stacy Garrop, winner of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize, was inspired by threeContinued...

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