Episode 23: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Part 1

In Episode 23 we return to the wizarding world with the first of a two part look at Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Far from resting on prior achievements, the final John Williams Potter score knocks it out of the park, giving us everything from medieval music to waltzes, bebop jazz, and some of the most majestic flight music ever written. Join us, as we solemnly swear we are up to no good and journey with Harry and co for their third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


Episode notes:

2:32 – Dan makes a big claim
6:35 – Some Azkaban homework
14:45 – Hedwig’s theme goes on holiday
16:23 – Something wicked this way hums
27:50 – Crumhorn, Sackbut, and Azkaban’s medieval sound
30:51 – Meeting Buckbeak
33:04 – Searching for the Fat Lady
35:33 – Some sleeping celeste
39:09 – The renaissance fair
46:49 – A Window to the Past
1:00:00 – Some serious Sirius
1:04:13 – Pettigrew’s motif
1:07:12 – Buckbeak’s brilliant flight
1:13:15 – Buckbeak’s equally brilliant second flight
1:17:26 – The Dementor’s dialectic. Thesis: aleatoric horror
1:21:39 – Antithesis: the angelic Patronus
1:23:06 – Synthesis: the Dementors converge

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