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'''Hedwig's Theme''' is a [[Wikipedia:Leitmotif|leitmotif]] composed by [[John Williams]] for the Harry Potter film series. Often labelled as the main theme of the film series, it was first featured in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' in the track "Prologue." A concert a of the same name is featured in the end credits. Hedwig's Theme has been interpolated throughout every Harry Potter film score, including those by [[Patrick Doyle]], [[Nicholas Hooper]], and [[Alexandre Desplat]]. It is also featured in the score to the Order of the Phoenix game composed by James Hannigan. Hedwig's Theme has achieved significant pop culture status, featuring in ring tones, trailer music and other forms of multimedia.
 
'''Hedwig's Theme''' is a [[Wikipedia:Leitmotif|leitmotif]] composed by [[John Williams]] for the Harry Potter film series. Often labelled as the main theme of the film series, it was first featured in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' in the track "Prologue." A concert a of the same name is featured in the end credits. Hedwig's Theme has been interpolated throughout every Harry Potter film score, including those by [[Patrick Doyle]], [[Nicholas Hooper]], and [[Alexandre Desplat]]. It is also featured in the score to the Order of the Phoenix game composed by James Hannigan. Hedwig's Theme has achieved significant pop culture status, featuring in ring tones, trailer music and other forms of multimedia.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] can be heard playing the theme on his flute just before [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] question him about how he got [[Norberta|Norbert]]'s egg.
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[[File:Hedwig's Theme (Sample).ogg|thumb|Listen to a sample of "Hedwig's Theme"]]
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] can be heard playing the theme on his flute just before [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] question him about how he got [[Norberta|Norbert]]'s [[Dragon egg|egg]].
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', the large bells at the top of the [[Clock Tower]] chime a few lines of the theme when Harry charms the small ones.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', the large bells at the top of the [[Clock Tower]] chime a few lines of the theme when Harry charms the small ones.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', [[Luna Lovegood]] can be heard humming the tune for a few seconds near the beginning of the game as Harry walks with her up the path to the [[Stone Circle]].
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', [[Luna Lovegood]] can be heard humming the tune for a few seconds near the beginning of the game as Harry walks with her up the path to the [[Sundial Garden]].
 
*In [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] plays this on a trumpet (though badly) to put [[Fluffy]] to sleep.
 
*In [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] plays this on a trumpet (though badly) to put [[Fluffy]] to sleep.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]],'' the original Hedwig's Theme, by John Williams, is playing during the scene in which the [[Hogwarts Express]] is taking Harry and his friends to Hogwarts.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]],'' the original Hedwig's Theme, by John Williams, is playing during the scene in which the [[Hogwarts Express]] is taking Harry and his friends to Hogwarts.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' trailers, it plays a more powerful version of Hedwig´s Theme, which is a lot darker and mysterious.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' trailers, it plays a more powerful version of Hedwig´s Theme, which is a lot darker and mysterious.
*Used in the begining of the end credits of [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]].
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*It is used in the beginning of the end credits of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 22:02, December 26, 2013

Hedwig's Theme is a leitmotif composed by John Williams for the Harry Potter film series. Often labelled as the main theme of the film series, it was first featured in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in the track "Prologue." A concert a of the same name is featured in the end credits. Hedwig's Theme has been interpolated throughout every Harry Potter film score, including those by Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat. It is also featured in the score to the Order of the Phoenix game composed by James Hannigan. Hedwig's Theme has achieved significant pop culture status, featuring in ring tones, trailer music and other forms of multimedia.

Behind the scenesEdit

Hedwig's Theme (Sample)
Listen to a sample of "Hedwig's Theme"

See alsoEdit

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