Alexandre Desplat

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2, the final installment in the decade-long wizard saga, found Alexander Desplat navigating some treacherous waters. After being handed the arduous task of helming the penultimate entry in the series, the fourth and final composer of Potterdom (John Williams laid the foundation, while Patrick Doyle and Nicholas Hooper fleshed out the midsection) had to come up with something that matched the film's the massive endgame. Many fans, including director David Yates, had hoped that Williams would return to the fold and close the lid on the tale, but conflicting schedules kept the venerable maestro from committing. Those fans will be disappointed by the lack of a prominent iteration of his iconic “Hedwig’s Theme” (though it does swoop in occasionally to remind us of what a long journey it’s been), but Desplat offers up some solace with a stoic and stirring new theme in “Statues” and “Courtyard Apocalypse” that will likely become a favorite of muggles everywhere. Creating a successful musical arc over the span of eight films is daunting, and the four composers involved should all be applauded for their work, as each has brought something special to the franchise while maintaining the “feel” of author J.K. Rowling's unique world. Bombastic, sinister, and triumphant, the appropriately dark and apocalyptic Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 may sit near the bottom of the Potter soundtrack pile, but it can hardly be called a failure.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
1 Alexandre Desplat 02:28 Amazon
2 Alexandre Desplat 01:09 Amazon
3 Alexandre Desplat 05:26 Amazon
4 Alexandre Desplat 02:24 Amazon
5 Alexandre Desplat 01:44 Amazon
6 Alexandre Desplat 01:40 Amazon
7 Alexandre Desplat 03:26 Amazon
8 Alexandre Desplat 01:53 Amazon
9 Alexandre Desplat 02:24 Amazon
10 Alexandre Desplat 05:51 Amazon
11 Alexandre Desplat 01:37 Amazon
12 Alexandre Desplat 02:13 Amazon
13 Alexandre Desplat 03:08 Amazon
14 Alexandre Desplat 01:24 Amazon
15 Alexandre Desplat 02:00 Amazon
16 Alexandre Desplat 02:51 Amazon
17 Alexandre Desplat 06:08 Amazon
18 Alexandre Desplat 01:57 Amazon
19 Alexandre Desplat 04:32 Amazon
20 Alexandre Desplat 01:30 Amazon
21 Alexandre Desplat 02:07 Amazon
22 Alexandre Desplat 02:17 Amazon
23 Alexandre Desplat 03:37 Amazon
24 Alexandre Desplat 02:44 Amazon
25 Alexandre Desplat 01:41 Amazon
26 Alexandre Desplat Amazon
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