Monday, October 26, 2015

Music Monday: Harry Potter soundtracks

It’s Music Monday! What does that mean? The Central Mississippi Regional Library System has a ridiculous amount of FREE to you resources available for patrons. One of those is Freegal, a free and legal service that now allows patrons to download five songs each week for FREE (notice the emphasis on free). Every Monday we’ll be picking five songs that we love that are available on Freegal for you to download. 

It’s Music Monday, but it’s also totally Harry Potter season. I don’t know about you guys, but when ABC Family starts playing the Harry Potter movies pretty much every single day, I watch them pretty much every single day. I LOVE these movies, just like I love the books. I also tend to listen the soundtracks (which are AWESOME) more often during the fall. They are perfect fall weather/get work done to/pump you up songs, so I thought I’d share five six of my favorites.

Hedwig’s theme – this is the classic “Harry Potter song”. You’ll recognize it almost immediately, and it appears in every movie in one form or another.

Harry’s Wondrous World – a fantastical feeling song that really encapsulates what the first two books/movies felt like – magical.

Mischief Managed – the perfect ending to the third song. Mixes all of the other songs together in a dark, wonderful finale to the movie.

Potter Waltz – a fun, fast-paced song. The song where Harry tries to dance at the Yule Ball and…fails a bit.

Buckbeak’s Flight – a sweeping, lovely piece. The song that plays as Harry rides Buckbeak around the Hogwarts grounds in the third movie.

Professor Umbridge – kind of enchanting and a lot of fun. Very bouncy. Just ignore the fact that it’s about that horrible woman.

You know you want to download some of these, so head on over to Freegal and download them all for FREE and start your fall playlist!

-- Stefani