[Musical Monday] Hedwig’s Theme

It’s time to feel festive! I’m not sure why but the Harry Potter series always reminds me of Christmas. The films don’t specifically feature Christmas, though, so I’m not sure why it reminds me of the festive season. It is mentioned, of course, as the films do follow a year (or thereabouts) in Harry’s life. One of my favourite scenes from the series does feature Christmas, however: the Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Whether you’re a fan of the series or not, enjoy this lovely piece of music by John Williams. Though it’s called Hedwig’s Theme, for many people it is the main theme of Harry Potter, me included.

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17 thoughts on “[Musical Monday] Hedwig’s Theme”

  1. This is a fab piece of music. And there is definitely something Christmassy about it – I always think of the scene in the first film where she’s flying in the snow.

  2. You always pick great themes Claire! This is one that everyone, it seems, recognizes. And it does feel Christmassy. I think it’s the bells that do it! Kinda like “Carol of the Bells”

  3. Hi, Claire and company:

    John Williams does have a way of allowing his music to become a character or chorus in countless films. Making the films even more dynamic.

    Really enjoy his take on ‘Bubble, Bubble. Toil and Trouble!’. Also known as ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’.

  4. Such and awesome piece of music – as is the entirety of Williams’ score for Philosophers Stone.

    Actually, now that we bring up Harry Potter, my favourite score of all the 8 fims was Nicholas Hoopers work in Order Of The Phoenix – I just found it to be the perfect mix of images and music, as it built on what Williams achieved sonically and added depth to the world we were visiting.

    It’s got nothing to do with Christmas, but is cool nonetheless!

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