I just thought I would make a quick post about something interesting I found out about today! So I’m someone who really enjoys video game soundtracks, it’s used to create an atmosphere for multiple situations, as does the same for movies and many other entertainment mediums that benefit from a score.
For example everyone knows the Star Wars theme that John Williams did, along with countless other timeless pieces created for the galaxy far far away. Many people who has indulged in gaming knows of Jeremy Soule and his score for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but what many are less aware of is another group of 5 games he composed more scores for. Surprisingly, it was for a licensed game, made from a book series that would later on have movie adaptations of that were all major successes. I’m talking about Harry Potter!
Yes! Turns out he composed the video game adaptations of Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Goblet of Fire! In addition he also composed the score for the Quidditch spin off title. These games were first made actually before the movies came out, so they mostly go off of the book for all its source material, so it’s art style is very similar to the early art made for the original books, in addition the games even have Peeves the Poltergeist, who played a major role in the books, but never made it into the movies, and of course the biggest change being Jeremy Soule composing the score instead of John Williams.
What do you all think about finding out about Jeremy Soule’s early composer days for Harry Potter? Want me to review the games? Let me know in the comment section, and I’ll see you all later!