Hi, I have several questions:
I've been looking at the CD cover arts (inside too) of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and I couldn't find what orchestra did John Williams direct to record the soundtrack, and I also have the same problem with the 3rd film's soundtrack. So that's my first question.
The second thing I've noticed is that it's really difficult, if not impossible, to know what orchestra performed a movie score. I have plenty of CD's from movies, like Harry Potter, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings... many of them don't even put the orchestra that performed the score, and when they do, it's in a very tiny hidden line. How is that possible?
I mean, if I belong to an orchestra and we perform a film score, I would expect our orchestra name, at least, to be present in the back cover, with big letters. In example, in Harry Potter 2's soundtrack, I would expect a big LSO icon in the back. Nevertheless, all you can see is a little line saying "Performed by London Symphony Orchestra", almost unnoticeable. Doesn't that bother the LSO?
And why Warner (and other companies) don't highlight the orchestras that perform music scores in the soundtrack albums of the films?
I even find it a little insulting. After all the work made...
My third question, also related to Harry Potter score. In the 4th movie, there's a track named "Potter Waltz". I've read in Wikipedia that Patrick Doyle used the Symphony No. 3 by Samuel Wesley to compose that piece. I've listened to both pieces and I can't link or connect any melody, they are totally different. Can anyone help me with this?
I just want to know how original is that track, and if it uses a melody or something from other piece, the name of that piece.
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