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Composer John Williams to Receive Classic Brit Award for Lifetime Achievement

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 21, 2012, 01:02 PM

John Williams, the famed composer behind Hedwig's Theme, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Classic Brit Awards in October.

Williams composed the soundtrack for the first two "Harry Potter" films, but is also well known for composing theContinued...

Fans

Composer John Williams to Attend Wizarding World of Harry Potter Grand Opening

Posted by: Edward
June 15, 2010, 06:10 PM

Harry Potter film composer John Williams will be in attendance at the Grand Opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park this Friday, Universal announced via their Twitter page.  As readers will recall, a number of actors from the Harry Potter films; includingContinued...

Music

Harry Potter Theme Song a Classic FM Favorite

Posted by: sue
November 01, 2009, 12:27 PM

Radio listeners in the UK have selected Hedwig's Theme by John Williams as the all time favorite in a new poll of children's classics for station Classic FM. The PA reports the iconic main theme song for the Harry Potter films was the winner,"with youngsters choosing it ahead of other movie scoresContinued...

Music

John Williams to Lead CSO in Performance of Harry Potter Music Next Month

Posted by: sue
October 24, 2009, 09:34 PM

Attention music fans! The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a special music event this Thanksgiving weekend as they present a John Williams Movie Music Spectacular. The legendary composer will be leading the Chicago Symphony OrchestraContinued...

HBP Film

Half-Blood Prince Composer Nicholas Hooper Talks Style and Score in New Interview

Posted by: Edward
July 07, 2009, 10:57 PM

The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Blog recently spoke with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack composer Nicholas Hooper, who spoke about his role and influence in creating the music for the sixth film.  Having worked with film director David YatesContinued...

Williams

John Williams to Score "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Film?

Posted by: sue
August 23, 2007, 06:34 PM

There are reports online today stating that legendary composer John Williams would like to return to the Harry Potter films, and hopes to provide the score for the film version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. These reports stem from a recent appearance at The Berkshire Museum, where Mr. WilliamsContinued...

Composers

"Order of the Phoenix" Composer Nicholas Hooper Interviewed

Posted by: Edward
July 07, 2007, 04:30 AM

ScoreNotes.com features an audio interview with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix composer Nicholas Hooper. A longtime fan of the books, Mr. Hooper brought that knowledge to the table and worked closely with Order of the Phoenix director David Yates when composing the score. He goesContinued...

Movies

ABC Family Harry Potter Weekend Again

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2007, 08:54 AM

Many of you let us know that cable channel ABC Family is running another "Harry Potter Weekend." Starting today, the popular family station is rebroadcasting Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets two times in a row starting at 3pm (EDT), then tomorrow they will do the same for Harry Potter andContinued...

Birthdays

Happy Birthday, John Williams

Posted by: sue
February 08, 2007, 09:39 AM

Today, noted composer John Williams is celebrating his 75th Birthday. Happy Birthday John!

Williams

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...

OotP Film

Dial 62442 for First Look at Arthur Weasley in Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
October 22, 2006, 08:10 PM

RealMovieNews.com has the first look at Arthur Weasley (Mark Williams) with new photos taken at the filming for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Filming took place earlier today at a phone box near Scotland Yard in London for the scene when Harry (Dan Radcliffe)Continued...

OotP Film

Video Clips of Filming for "Phoenix" at King's Cross

Posted by: sue
September 07, 2006, 07:12 AM

Update: Links to these clips have been removed at the request of Warner Bros.

There are now four new video clips online of filming that took place last week at King's Cross Station in London for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. These video clips show a scene very clearly being filmed,Continued...

Music

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...

Music

Potter Soundtrack voted 16th of All Time Greatest

Posted by: sue
May 30, 2005, 12:02 PM

Classic FM recently had listeners vote on the Greatest Movie Soundtrack of All Time. The results have been announced, and the soundtrack by John Williams for "Harry Potter" came in at number sixteen on the list of favorite soundtracks. The list did not specify which Potter film was chosen.Continued...

Honors/Awards

John Williams Wins Classical Brit Award

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2005, 08:49 AM

Previously we told you that film composer John Williams had been nominated at the Classical Brit music awards. These awards were presented last night, and John Williams won the best soundtrack award for both his scores for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and The Terminal. Congratulations Mr. Williams!Continued...