Potterheads can now take the music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child home. The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new album consisting of four contemporary music suites, which chronologically showcase the music of the stage play covering each of the theatrical production’s acts, and is available to stream as of today (Nov. 2).
Imogen Heap wrote, composed, performed, and recorded the album.
“This album is like nothing I’ve ever attempted before,” Heap said in a statement. “With over 100 moments of music in the play, the challenge was how to weave them together, and I think it has manifested into a really enjoyable listen, with memories for those who’ve seen the play, musical accompaniment to those with the script of the play or simply just to enjoy the music as a stand-alone album. It is crafted to be listened to in its entirety, taking the listener through different worlds within each suite. I don’t know another album like it. I hope others enjoy listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently playing in New York City on Broadway at the Lyric Theatre. The storyline picks up 19 years after the events of the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry has become an employee of the Ministry of Magic and has a son, Albus Severus Potter, preparing to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Listen to the album below.