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    Dave got a reaction from Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Completely agree on WampaRat's post. I'm also interested in possible Alternates or Early Versions if there are any and how you decide which one will make it.
     
    As of today I listened to your complete HP5 score is on my top 5 list of most listened music albums I listened this year. So it's most likely also one of my favorite HP scores but more because of of cues like "Flight of the Order", "The Ministry of Magic", Harry Kisses Cho", "Azkaban Breakout" and all cues with Umbridges Theme and all cues with "A Window to the Past". "The Room of Requirement" is also great, but Hoopers version is one of my most ever favorite cues of all time therefore hard to beat. I sadly can't listen to your work without comparing it automatically to the work of Doyle, Hooper (and Desplat in a few months).
     
    If I remember this film correctly, only 5 or so minutes are missing, meaning 1 or 2 shorter cues left (excluding the End Credits). Looking forward to it.
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    There is absolutely some Fawkes A Theme Payoff. It was hard to find the perfect moments, but they exist. Stay tuned! 
     
    Thank you so much! Yes, I've been loving the 2002 atmosphere that I can use for parts of HBP!
     
    Alright - today we have a long one, and we hope you like it. Let us know what you think of the almost finale - Cue No. 40: Flight of the Prince!
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Hi all, here's a continuation of the cave scene from last week. It's a short one today - Cue No. 39: The Inferi!
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    @redishere we are so grateful!! Also, we've tried to rip the dvds as well... if anyone gets it somehow, let us know.
     
    Thanks so much again for your awesome compliments. I totally love the Family Portrait opening as well, and I temped it over the scene where Slughorn talks about Lily in the beginning of HBP. We're unsure if it will make it into Hallows because everything is getting so much darker but it's in our heads as well. Personally, I can think of moments in the Hallows book where it would have fit really well, but here we are. Maybe for a deleted scene.  
     
    MS
     
    Today's cue is a LONG beginning of the end. It was nice to have a slow-burn finale scene after the previous ending in OOTP. We've got lots of Voldemort material and general darkness. We hope you like Cue No. 38: The Cave!
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    Dave reacted to redishere in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Re-re-re-re-listened to your version of GOF and OOTP these days, and I'm becoming more and more "well-versed" in your new themes, so now they feel like they are part of the rich tapestry Williams created for HP. Can't wait to listen to the full HBP score, and to what you have in store for the upcoming movies! Solid work, you definitely deserve to be supported more, with a Patreon or something

     
    PS: I just wanted to ask, how do you re-orchestrate JW's material so accurately? Do you have the full orchestral sheet music for the first HP movies?
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    We begin the finale of the film this week! It's filled with both important nostalgic moments and the most important material for Tom Riddle so far. Enjoy Cue No. 37: Horcruxes!
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    Dave reacted to Tom Guernsey in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Just watched the two Peter Capaldi Christmas specials, The Husbands of River Song and The Return of Doctor Mysterio. OK, so they are a bit lightweight (especially the latter) but man they are so much fun, but also quite a lot of pathos, especially the finale of The Husbands of River Song. Say what you like, but the way they used the central time travel conceit to have River and the Doctor interact all out of order in a way that only adds to the pathos of their relationship is impressive. Although for fans of Murray Gold, the most depressing thing is that The Husbands of River Song is the last DW music he released... someone needs to give that man a rocket up the arse to get an album of his (to date) final DW season out.
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Hi everyone,
     
    We've got a lighter cue and a shorter cue for today. This is where things feel penultimate as next week is the beginning of the end!
     
    We hope you enjoy Cue No. 35: Felix Felicis and Cue No. 36: Aragog's Funeral.
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Yes we will! Glad you like it! We decide based off of CD length like an OST and also go for an interesting listening experience. Major thematic statements are important, and apart from that I get to pick some "goodies" to include. That's just personal preference with some hard decisions. We've related certain tracks to moments as JWFans that we'd notice in theaters and be sad when they weren't on the OST, since they weren't necessarily important in the structure of the score but we had liked the mood.
     
    Some things that had to change slightly when fitting the final version to the film are restored for the OSTs, like if we had to repeat accompanying material to make it longer or to cut an emotional moment because we needed more time musically. There's not much of that though, since obviously we're working with finished movies. For the final presentation we try for variety and a mostly-chronological flow/good segues between ideas. Overall I'd say it ends up being the material we consider most significant in the score. I hope this answers your question!
     
     
    For today we have a moment with Harry and Ginny - this reminded us so much of scenes in Attack of the Clones that really needed some emotion from the music. We hope you like what we ended up with. Here's Cue No. 34!
     
    MS
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Happy Halloween! We hope you enjoy the most intense Malfoy cues yet. Here's Cue No. 32: Malfoy Revealed, and Cue No. 33: Sectumsempra.
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Hi all - we've got the destruction of the Burrow this week. It was a bit of a controversial addition to the films, and the goal was (as always) to help it land emotionally in context with the rest of the series. We'd love to hear your thoughts! Here's Cues 27 and 28: Attack on the Burrow Part 1 and Part 2.
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Hello everyone, we have some reprises today (lots of Chamber of Secrets again) in Cue No. 24: The Christmas Party and Cue No. 25: Snape and Malfoy! Hope you enjoy!
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Hi all, here are some little emotional cues for our troubled teens at Hogwarts. We hope you enjoy Cue No. 22: Hermione and Harry and Cue No. 23: Malfoy and the Vanishing Cabinet!
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    This week we have "Slughorn's Shelf," a more Tom Riddle-centric cue (more of these to come...) followed by "Quidditch, Year Six"! We had fun even though they're short, and we hope you enjoy Cues No. 20 and No. 21.
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    @David Müller Haha that's so funny cause when I first played the score for Molly she said something similar. It's a tricky theme cause it has to be sneaky and in the background for almost the entire score. Yes POA is always welcome in Hogsmeade! Glad you liked that. Even though the first four notes of Slughorn's theme match the first four notes of Luna's (though it's technically the opening of her accompanimental material rather than her actual theme), it's missing the hooked rhythm, and because of the different functions of each, I never actually noticed that similarity. I guess I just played it and thought "that's very Williams-y" and called it a day haha. Thank you for the kind words about Malfoy. I feel he needs to have his moment, and I'm glad it's connecting! 
     
    BP
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Today we've got another dark/light combo, starting with an understated Malfoy discussion followed by an awkward Slughorn dinner party. We hope you enjoy Cue No. 18: Accusation of Malfoy and Cue No. 19: The Slug Party!
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    @David Müller wow, thank you!! We've had a lot going on and somehow this notification got lost, but Ben will add his thoughts tomorrow as well - this means so much and we are thrilled that some of our initial plans when starting this project are hitting home for you and achieving the emotional beats we had also wanted to see from the beginning. It's still crazy for us that people are listening at all, so sincerely, thank you. I personally cried in theaters too when Desplat quoted Williams - it's really telling how powerful this music can be. We're really glad we can bring a little bit of that impact from Williams into the other films in some way (I would always listen to the JW scores while reading the series and it's been so exciting to work on this project with the thought of hearing those motifs over the whole journey).
     
    @superultramegaa hopefully! We feel the same! 
     
    MS

    Also, we have two cues today for everyone! Lots of Prisoner of Azkaban-like statements as well. Here's Cues 16 - The Half-Blood Prince and 17 - The Cursed Necklace.  
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    @David Müller You are very welcome! Thank you so much for making an account just to comment here! That means the world to us. I'm so thankful to hear everything you had to say about the project, and that it has a life outside of people just clicking on it every Sunday. Your desire to hear thematic continuity is exactly why we started this project in the first place, so you've come to the right thread. Hope to hear more of your thoughts in the future! 
     
    @superultramegaa Ok. So. Yes. This has been discussed many times, and I agree with you. I could barely go back and listen to the GOF cues when I needed to check or reference something while writing OOTP and HBP. So I feel you. We were toddlers at this when we first started, and absolutely want to go back and fix it up (as well as some stuff at the beginning of OOTP). It really came down to whether or not we wanted to restore GOF before or after tackling DH. I've finished my work on HBP and am planning to start DH1 in September while Molly finishes mixing and mastering for the remaining cues in Prince. So the short of it is that GOF is up in the air as to "when" but it's absolutely going to happen. 
     
    BP 
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    Dave reacted to Potter Scoring Project in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Hi all! Another light moment to contrast the other ominous events. Here's Cue No. 15: Quidditch Tryouts!
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