The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Will Be Released as an Album
The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, an album of music from the Tony Award-winning stage production, will be released on November 2. Produced by Sony Music Masterworks, preorders of the album are available now.
Written, composed, performed, and recorded by Grammy Award winner Imogen Heap, The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is presented as four contemporary musical suites, each showcasing one of the play's theatrical acts. This unique new album format from chronologically features the music heard in the stage production, further reworked to transport listeners on a sonic journey through the world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
"This album is like nothing I've ever attempted before. It's four suites containing music from each of the four acts of the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. With over 100 moments of music in the play, the challenge was how to weave them together, and I think it has manifested into a really enjoyable listen, with memories for those who've seen the play, musical accompaniment to those with the script of the play or simply just to enjoy the music as a stand-alone album. It is crafted to be listened to in its entirety, taking the listener through different worlds within each suite. I don't know another album like it. I hope others enjoy listening to it as much as I've enjoyed making it," said Heap in a statement.
Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play written by Thorne and directed by Tiffany. The production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London, where it continues to play to sold-out houses. It opened on Broadway April 22 and received six 2018 Tony Awards.