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From Hedwig to hallows: 8 scores to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter
By
Tahiat Mahboob

Published

June 26, 2017

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Calling all wizards, witches and muggles! Pull out your wands, yell “Expecto patronum!” and let your patronus burst out, for we have much to celebrate: the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

We don’t have any butterbeer or cauldron cakes or Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans for the party — we’ll leave the confections to Honeydukes sweet shop. But what’s a celebration without music?

Whether you’re hosting your own sorting hat party, playing a game of pick-up quidditch or having a spell-casting trivia night, we’ve got just the music for you. With scores that boast heavyweights such as John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desplat, here’s a selection of music from Harry Potter movies in honour of the first book's 20th anniversary.


Hedwig's Theme

From Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Performed by the Vancouver Orchestra Club.


Chamber of Secrets Suite

A selection of music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.


'Double Trouble'

From Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Performed by the Simon Fraser University Choir.


Goblet of Fire Suite

A selection of music from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Performed by the University Of Ottawa Pop Orchestra.


Order of the Phoenix Suite

A selection of music from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Music from the 2011 Hollywood in Vienna concert conducted by Alastair King, who also conducted the movie’s score.


Dumbledore's Farewell

From Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Performed by the Boğaziçi Chamber Orchestra in Istanbul, Turkey.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I Suite

A selection of music from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I. Performed by the Auckland Symphony Orchestra.


Voldemort’s End

From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. Performed by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland. Voldermort's End begins at minute 2:30 after My Love is Always Here and Broomsticks and Fire.

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