Harry Potter Symphonic Suite

From Wind Repertory Project
John Williams

John Williams (arr. Robert W. Smith)

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 9:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $89.00; (digital) - $89.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00; (digital) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Piano (optional Celesta or Synthesizer)
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


In Parts:

  • Trumpet III, m.178-179: Remove tie in between the dotted half note on m. 178 and the dotted quarter note on m. 179. The dotted quarter note should be a C-sharp while the dotted half note remains a C-natural

In Score and Parts:

  • Clarinet II, m.204-207: Printed F-sharp should be a F-natural
  • Horn in F I, m.197-205: This entire passage should be moved over one measure to m.196-204
  • Horn in F IV, m.134: The G-natural marked on beat 4 (first note of triplet) should be a G-sharp
  • Timpani, Vibraphone, m.49-50: Tie the dotted half note A on m.49 to the quarter note A on beat 1 of m.50
  • Timpani, m.293: Add a tremolo on the C quarter note (2nd note of triplet)
  • Percussion I, Wind Chimes, m.197: Move this passage over one measure to m.196
  • Percussion II, Suspended Cymbal, m.196-197: Move this passage over one measure to m.195-196

- Potential errata noted by Matthew LeFebvre

Program Notes

What a combination! The artistic strengths of John Williams and Robert W. Smith combine to create a simply marvelous symphonic medley of music from the hit movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! The vivid imagery of the film is woven into the varied textures of the work.

- Program note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Seacoast Wind Ensemble (Kittery, Me.) (Mark Stickney, conductor) - 28 October 2023
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Ensemble (Christopher J. Woodruff, conductor) – 5 March 2023
  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (R. Mark Rogers, conductor) - 5 March 2023
  • Aiken (S.C.) Concert Band (Todd Jenkins, conductor) - 14 March 202
  • Tel-Aviv (Israel) University Wind Orchestra (Uri Reisner, Conductor) - 24 January 2022
  • Mississippi College (Clinton) Concert Winds (Craig Young, conductor) - 10 November 2020
  • Charles River Wind Ensemble (Lexington, Mass.) (Matthew Marsit, conductor) – 15 December 2019
  • University of Leeds (England) Concert Band – 1 June 2019
  • Rogue Valley Symphonic Band (Ashland, Ore.) (Daniel Kocurek, conductor) - 21 October 2018
  • Callanwode Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (Robert Meehan, conductor) - 6 May 2018
  • Windham (NH) Concert Band (Spencer Aston, conductor) – 7 April 2018
  • Ohlone Wind Orchestra (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 26 March 2017
  • Encore Concert Band (Mokena, Ill.) (Bill Schuetter, conductor) – 28 February 2016
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Clinton H. Dawley, conductor) – 7 June 2015
  • United States Army Band (Joel A. DuBois, conductor) - 4 June 2015
  • Colts Neck (N.J.) Community Band (Mel Chayette, conductor) - 13 November 2014
  • Vienna (VA) Community Band (Katherine Wilson, conductor) - 26 October 2014
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) - 8 March 2013
  • T.C. Williams High School Symphonic Band (Brian Thomas, conductor) - 24 May 2011

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  • Perusal score
  • Williams, J.; Smith, R. (2001). Harry Potter Symphonic Suite [score]. Belwin: [United States].