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Audio Previews of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Soundtrack Now Online

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Posted by: sue
June 19, 2009, 08:07 PM

We have a bit of a treat tonight, as fans can now preview the soundtrack for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince through ring tones. If you go to this link to Virgin Mobile, then select a phone, you can type in "Harry Potter" in the search box, and will get a selection of 14 second previews from the score to HBP composed by Nicholas Hooper. Without revealing too many spoilers, the music ranges in sweeping soaring sounds, to lovely romance (with even a bit of a harp) to the whimsical for the Slug Club, and in a standout, the Weasley Wheezes theme consists of a fabulous nod to the swing and jazz era of late, similar to what we heard with Lupin's class in Prisoner of Azkaban. Enjoy!
Update: The previews are also available here via AT & T Media Mall and now thanks to Chris, here via Youtube.
Thanks ever so much Michael!

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98 Points

I think by the sound of those previews that the soundtrack will be good….I loved Hooper in OOTP, my favorite soundtrack out of all the five movies. Let’s just hope HBP gets his place on my shelf! By the way, mugglenet has a longer version of the pensive scene from the MTV awards…Check it out! It’s the final one though!

Posted by HarryLoony on June 20, 2009, 01:06 PM report to moderator
98 Points

sorry…It’s not the final version though! :D

Posted by HarryLoony on June 20, 2009, 01:08 PM report to moderator
112 Points

I’m so excited for this movie and CD!

Posted by Beansie on June 20, 2009, 01:16 PM report to moderator

“Very cool, but Weasley stomp sounds almost exactly like Fireworks from OOTP.”
Thing a GOOD thing. That make it a theme for The Weasleys.

Posted by YodatheHobbit on June 20, 2009, 03:32 PM report to moderator

So sorry. Meant to type "That’s a GOOD thing. That makes it a theme for The Weasleys.

Posted by YodatheHobbit on June 20, 2009, 03:33 PM report to moderator

“What a freaking disappointment. He simply doesn’t TOUCH John Williams. His structure and voicings are childish at best. It’s like a composition student sat down and just did a homework assignment for class. It’s not even as good as Doyle. Please. Please please please let Williams come back for Deathly Hallows!”

What a gigantic biased judgment to come to the conclusion of based on 14 sec samples. Might want to hear a little more first, eh? Film composing is NOT a competition. That isn’t what music is supposed to inspire.

Posted by YodatheHobbit on June 20, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator
2702 Points

I think it’s so much better than the sountrack of OOTP. Fantastic.

Posted by Mairéad on June 20, 2009, 04:10 PM report to moderator
180 Points

Omg, they’re amazing!!!

Posted by CissyMalfoy on June 20, 2009, 05:04 PM report to moderator
923 Points

Am listening to the youTube preview and “Dumbledore’s Farewell” is so sad sounding! I feel the urge to buy this (and I’m not a great soundtrack lover!)

Posted by PewterWolf on June 20, 2009, 05:55 PM report to moderator
1290 Points

Those songs are really good!!
I’m more a Williams fan but this time Hooper did an awesome job :)
I LOVE “Dumbledore’s Farewell” its so sad :(
Oh and “Weasley Wheezers” sounds awesome! :D

Posted by Ravonja [WBM♥] on June 20, 2009, 06:07 PM report to moderator
1642 Points

everything sounds wonderful! but “Ginny” confuses me a bit.

Posted by Matea on June 20, 2009, 06:36 PM report to moderator
3238 Points

Wizard Wheezes kind of sounds like the drums on Pottercasst and in POA DADA class w/ Lupin….all in all COOL!!!

Posted by phoenixes are in ravenclaw on June 21, 2009, 12:07 AM report to moderator
594 Points

Aw wow, these are awesome! Can’t wait to get my hands on the real thing! :D

Posted by Kissa on June 21, 2009, 12:25 AM report to moderator
212 Points


Posted by DanielBonnie28 on June 21, 2009, 01:22 AM report to moderator
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