42 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Heap rearranges her score from the acclaimed stage production.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Heap rearranges her score from the acclaimed stage production.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings
30 Ratings
Snow Chills ,

Really?

I love Imogen Heaps music A whole lot. But all she did was take samples of her own original songs and just cut snipped and pasted them into A soundtrack album. Really Imogen? Did you have to be this lazy to not come up with anything original for this soundtrack?

Deatheater36 ,

Bloody Brilliant

#KeepTheSecrets
I've been lucky enough to have seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child both in London and New York. The first time I saw the play, I marvelled at the fantastic set design, the jaw-dropping special effects, the ingenious lighting design and, last, but not least, the incredible sound design. All these production elements combined with the breathtaking master-class that is the acting in this play creates an experience unlike no other.
Now, even with everything I've already mentioned there is still one element missing. The one ingredient that binds them all together: the magical score by Imogen Heap. From the moment the house lights fade away we begin to hear the first bars of Heap's score and with a growing sense of First Year excitement we first hear, then see the Wizarding World come alive. The score is nothing like what we've heard before, either in audiobook form or the films, but, even while being completely different, it still has a sense of familiarity, and that speaks to the genius of Heap's score.
While each suite is lovely in their own right, four "cues" stand out. From Suite One, Platform 9 3/4 is a perfect introduction to the story, and Wand Dance is a lively cue that perfectly encapsulates the wonder of being at Hogwarts for the first time. Albus Severus Potter, also from Suite One and, from Suite Two, Staircase Ballet are bittersweet pieces that highlight the emotional insecurity many of the characters face. From Suite Two, Scoripus Alone creates a sense of terrifying fright and uncertainty, felt throughout the cues of Suite Three, particularly in A World of Darkness and A New Prophecy. In Suite Four, there is one of my favourites: Godric's Hollow. The cue is delightfully mysterious and is a perfect of the end of the story. Lily and James and Burning Bed is a tragically moving cue that highlights the horror of the moment. Finally, A Nice Day is an optimistically beautiful conclusion to a beautiful soundtrack. After listening to this score, it is impossible not to be reminded of a quote from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:
“Ah, music,” [Dumbledore] said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”

Sorez345 ,

Truly immersive score.

This score is so memorable. It’s ingrained in me as a part of the universe and I love being able to relive this show through the music.

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