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on October 20, 2013
This soundtrack, and the Order of the Phoenix also by Nicholas Hooper, suffer in some people's minds from the lack of soaring theme music like on the first Harry Potter CD.
But the theme song is already written, and these movies require more subtle sounds and songs. Which they deliver.
Both are darker, less childlike songs, also as required by the increasing dark and depressing world of the Harry Potter series. It's no longer a child's world of school tests and jumping candy frogs. Evil has been released, and is winning.
Highlights here include Opening, a dark and foreboding introduction, In Noctum, with a haunting chorus, Into the Rushes, a prelude to battle with evil, and my favorite, the haunting Slughorn's Confession. A silly name, through accurate. It perfectly fits the mood of Slughorn's confession - sorrow, loss, and guilt.