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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Jeremy Soule and the music of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire plus news of the 4th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards

Jeremy Soule and the music of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - The Videogame

Jeremy Soule's music for the videogame of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was recently named by Dan Goldwasser as one of the five best computer game soundtracks in his Best of 2005 feature at Soule's score is a marvellous mixture of spectacular, soaring orchestral/choral action and dark, menacing and suspenseful music, with just a touch of romance and a little light-heartedness thrown in. I say orchestral/choral, but apparently this very authentic sound is achieved electronically by way of the composer's wonderful library of samples and so true-to-life is the music that I defy anyone to tell the difference.
Soule also composed the scores for the other games based on previous Harry Potter cinematic adventures. His music for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was nominated by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, whilst his scores for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets both received BAFTA nominations, the latter going on to win the Award. His latest Harry Potter score draws upon themes composed for the previous games, but does not make use of John Williams or Patrick Doyle's film scores.
Other notable Jeremy Soule videogame scores include Icewind Dale, Total Annihilation and The Elder scrolls 3: Morrowind, and he is making inroads into TV scoring with his sensitive music for the recent BBC film Beyond Narnia: The Story of C.S. Lewis.
For more information on Jeremy Soule visit and check out the official website for the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire game at
My thanks to Jeremy Soule and to Adele Cutting.

And while on the subject of game music, reports that at the Game Audio Network Guild's 4th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards, God of War, with music by Winifred Phillips took home seven Awards, including Music of the Year. Jade Empire, Advent Rising and Call of Duty 2, whose music has been reviewed on this site, all took home an Award.


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