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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Movie | Released: 2009 | Format: CD, Download
New Line Records (0602527105123)
 

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# Track   Duration
1.Opening2:54
2.In Noctem2:0
3.The Story Begins2:5
4.Ginny1:30
5.Snape & The Unbreakable Vow2:50
6.Wizard Wheezes1:42
7.Dumledore's Speech1:31
8.Living Death1:55
9.Into the Pensieve1:45
10.The Book1:44
11.Ron's Victory1:44
12.Harry & Hermione2:52
13.School!1:05
14.Malfoy's Mission2:53
15.The Slug Party2:11
16.Into the Rushes2:33
17.Farewell Aragog2:08
18.Dumbledore's Foreboding1:18
19.Of Love & War1:17
20.When Ginny Kissed Harry2:38
21.Slughorn's Confession3:33
22.Journey to the Cave3:08
23.The Drink of Despair2:44
24.Inferi in the Firestorm1:53
25.The Killing of Dumbledore3:34
26.Dumbledore's Farewell2:22
27.The Friends2:00
28.The Weasley Stomp2:51
 62:40
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - 07/10 - Review of Jason FLZ, submitted at
After scoring the Order of the Phoenix, Nicholas Hooper returned to score the Half Blood Prince. This is most likely due to David Yates returning. In my opinion, the soundtrack to Order of the Phoenix suffered mostly in part of it's contrast to the dark images Yate's had supplied for the film. The spritely sound just didn't fit at all, and the music was not very strong by itself (with a few good exceptions.) For Half Blood Prince, Hooper had to darken the tone of the score.

For the first two tracks Hooper immediately opens with a beautiful choir which may very well be one of the highlights of the entire series. For the Hedwig Theme, it is used sparingly, mostly making small appearances. Alot of the music for the previous is dumped as well, with the exception of 'Fireworks', leaving some small motifs for characters. The use of darker material here serves as a benefit and a detriment to the score. Positively, it does keep the mood consistent and is effective. On album, however, it slows everything down and starts to drag after a while.

Hooper's work in The Half Blood Prince is a massive improvement over Order of the Phoenix. The orchestrations and melodies are darker and the music is far more complex and emotional. That being said, the album does suffer from lack of themes or any truly interesting work outside the choral pieces.
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