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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 – The composer and his music

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The music for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was composed by award winning composer Alexandre Desplat. Other notable films he has composed for include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Golden Compass as well as Fantastic Mr Fox. We have a documentary about his work on Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and as second video of his music with clips from the film.


The Soundtrack to Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is now available. Also available is a Limited Edition Soundtrack Collector‚s Set featuring 2 CDs, 1 DVD,  double sided picture disc vinyl, 2 original film cells, autographed sheet music, and more.

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Warners press release


WATERTOWER MUSIC ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 16 RELEASE DATE FOR THE SOUNDTRACK TO
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 1

LIMITED EDITION SOUNDTRACK COLLECTOR’S SET ALSO UNVEILED

BURBANK, CA, October 27, 2010 – WaterTower Music is excited to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, the latest installment of the Harry Potter film franchise. The album will be available everywhere Tuesday, November 16. Featuring 26 compositions by Golden Globe winner and Oscar- and Grammy Award-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat, the soundtrack provides the listener with over 70 minutes of new music from the film. All fans who purchase the CD will also receive a free download of the entire soundtrack in 5.1 Surround Sound Audio.

Additionally, a special limited collector’s edition of the soundtrack will be made available. Each numbered collector’s set features the full soundtrack, a bonus CD with extra music, an exclusive poster, picture disc vinyl, a DVD including video interviews and the soundtrack in 5.1 Surround Sound Audio, original Harry Potter film cells, autographed sheet music, and a numbered certificate of authenticity. This special set will be made available at retail stores in time for Christmas and is available by pre-order now at online retail. More details are available at www.deathlyhallowssoundtrack.com.

Desplat composed the captivating score, which was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at the famed Abbey Road Studios. “I’m thrilled to be involved with the magical world of Harry Potter,” declared the composer. “It’s an extraordinary story of extraordinary people, which allows me to play with a world of extraordinary sounds.”

Alexandre Desplat is a three-time Academy Award® nominee for his scores for Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Queen. He also won a Golden Globe Award for The Painted Veil. His additional work includes the scores to Twilight Saga: New Moon, Julie & Julia, Syriana and Birth.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, which opens nationwide on Friday, November 19, begins the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, the much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts. Part 2 opens nationwide on July 15, 2011.

Warner Bros Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates Film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. The film is directed by David Yates, and produced by David Heyman, David Barron, and J.K. Rowling. Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the book by Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise the roles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. It has been rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality.