Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (soundtrack)

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Film score by John Williams
Released 12 November 2002
Genre Soundtrack
Length 70:08
Label Atlantic
John Williams chronology
Minority Report
(2002)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
(2002)
Catch Me If You Can
(2002)
Harry Potter chronology
Philosopher's Stone
(2001)
Chamber of Secrets
(2002)
Prisoner of Azkaban
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Filmtracks 4/5 stars
Movie Music UK 5/5 stars
Movie Wave 4/5 stars
SoundtrackNet 4/5 stars

The Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets original motion picture soundtrack was released on 12 November 2002. The score was originally slated to be composed and conducted entirely by John Williams, but due to scheduling conflicts with the scoring of Steven Spielberg's film Catch Me If You Can, composer William Ross was brought in to adapt Williams' music and conduct the scoring sessions with the London Symphony Orchestra.

From what can be heard in the soundtrack, there are six new themes, representing "Fawkes the Phoenix", "The Chamber of Secrets", "Gilderoy Lockhart", "Dobby the House Elf", "The Spiders", and "Moaning Myrtle".

Upon its release, the soundtrack was available in one of five different collectible covers. Each cover featured a different character or characters packaged above the main cover featuring Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

The soundtrack was a Grammy Award nominee for the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media in 2003. It charted on the Billboard 200 at 81, and also charted at 5 on the Top Soundtracks Chart.[1] In Japan, the album was certified gold by the RIAJ for 100,000 copies shipped to stores.[2]

Though it does not appear on the soundtrack album, the Quidditch scene features a passage of a cue from Zam the assassin and the chase through coruscant, a track from the soundtrack to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, another score by Williams which was released earlier in the same year. It is not known why the cue was used, however it is likely that the cue was used due to time constraints.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Original Tracklist
No. Title Length
1. "Prologue: Book II and the Escape from the Dursleys"   3:31
2. "Fawkes the Phoenix"   3:45
3. "The Chamber of Secrets"   3:49
4. "Gilderoy Lockhart"   2:05
5. "The Flying Car"   4:08
6. "Knockturn Alley"   1:47
7. "Introducing Colin"   1:49
8. "The Dueling Club"   4:08
9. "Dobby the House Elf"   3:27
10. "The Spiders"   4:32
11. "Moaning Myrtle"   2:05
12. "Meeting Aragog"   3:18
13. "Fawkes Is Reborn"   3:19
14. "Meeting Tom Riddle"   3:38
15. "Cornish Pixies"   2:13
16. "Polyjuice Potion"   3:52
17. "Cakes for Crabbe and Goyle"   3:30
18. "Dueling the Basilisk"   5:02
19. "Reunion of Friends"   5:08
20. "Harry's Wondrous World"   5:02
Total length:
70:08

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trust, Gary (24 November 2010). "Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, the Beatles". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2003年1月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. January 2003 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 520: 13. March 10, 2003. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2014.