Harry's Wondrous World

From Wind Repertory Project
John Williams

John Williams (trans. Paul Lavender)

General Info

Year: 2002 / 2006
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: U.S. Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass 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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (2)
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle (2)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The success of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been a heartwarming phenomenon to all those who love books. The worldwide reception that these works have received added greatly to the sense of privilege that I felt when I was given the honor of composing the music for the film version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The story’s imaginative array of wizards flying on broomsticks and mail-delivering owls, all occupying a wondrous world of magic, offered a unique canvas for music, and the prospect of sharing it with some part of the great army of readers who love these books is a great joy to see.

- Program Note by composer

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on J. K. Rowling's 1997 novel of the same name. Produced by David Heyman and screenplay by Steve Kloves, it is the first installment of the Harry Potter film series. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, with Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger. Its story follows Harry's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his formal wizarding education.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • River Valley Wind Ensemble (Bourbonnais, Ill.) (David Conrad, conductor) - 12 May 2023
  • Belmont University (Nashville, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (George Shanon II, conductor) - 17 February 2023
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Jaclyn Hartenberger, conductor) - 11 October 2022
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Wind Symphony (Stephen P. Bolstad, conductor) - 30 September 2021
  • Dallas (Tex.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 27 March 2018
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tex.) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 28 January 2018
  • Indiana Wind Symphony (Carmel) (Charlie Conrad, conductor)– 7 October 2017
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) – 11 December 2016
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Ensemble (Donald Peterson, conductor) – 28 October 2016
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) – 7 August 2016
  • City of Fairfax (Va.) Band (Robert Pouliot, conductor) – 19 March 2016
  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) – 26 May 2013

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