"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (2001) - Soundtrack

While we are waiting for the last premiere of the movie about the boy who lived, I want to write about not less important part of every story - the soundtrack. Music helped to create a magical atmosphere and made "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" a wonderful fairy-tale. It was created by talented and one of my favorite composers, John Williams. He has written music for many great movies, for example, "Home Alone", "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (yes, he likes working with Chris Columbus, who is the director of first and second "Harry Potter"), "Schindler's List", "Saving Private Ryan", "The Patriot", "Catch Me if You Can" and others. And he always writes very powerful music, which makes movies perfectly finished. Especially, I love his Christmas tunes in family movies. 

As for this soundtrack, "Prologue" will be always the best composition for me. Why? It's simple. Because it is the beginning of great story, which I adore. 

Release date - October 30, 2001

The full soundtrack (with my favorites compositions):

1. "Prologue" 2:12

2. "Harry's Wondrous World" 5:21
3. "The Arrival of Baby Harry" 4:25
4. "Visit to the Zoo and Letters from Hogwarts" 3:23
5. "Diagon Alley and The Gringotts Vault" 4:06
6. "Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters and The Journey to Hogwarts" 3:14
7. "Entry into the Great Hall and The Banquet" 3:42

8. "Mr. Longbottom Flies" 3:35
9. "Hogwarts Forever! and The Moving Stairs" 3:47
10. "The Norwegian Ridgeback and A Change of Season" 2:47
11. "The Quidditch Match" 8:29
12. "Christmas At Hogwarts" 2:56

13. "The Invisibility Cloak and The Library Scene" 3:16
14. "Fluffy's Harp" 2:39
15. "In the Devil's Snare and The Flying Keys" 2:21
16. "The Chess Game" 3:49
17. "The Face of Voldemort" 6:10

18. "Leaving Hogwarts" 2:14

19. "Hedwig's Theme" 5:11

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