The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Four Contemporary Suites by Imogen Heap, an album of music from the internationally acclaimed stage production, will be released on 2 November 2018 by Sony Music Masterworks, and is available for pre-order now. Composed by singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, the album is presented in four musical suites, one for each theatrical act of the play: it features music as it is heard chronologically in the play, but specifically woven together to take listeners on a musical journey through the world.
Imogen is an innovative, self-produced British recording artist who has released four solo albums, another as one-half of Frou Frou, and collaborated with artists as diverse as Taylor Swift, Deadmau5 and Jeff Beck. As well as her work here for the stage, she has compositions and songs in a variety of films and television shows, and a clutch of awards to her name, including the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Celestina Warbeck, eat your heart out.
Imogen says: ‘This album is like nothing I’ve ever attempted before. It’s four suites containing music from each of the four acts of the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 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 standalone 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.’
As for experiencing the play in person, more tickets have been released for performances at the West End’s Palace Theatre through to 28 July 2019. In addition, 100,000 tickets are being released for the Broadway production on 27 September, which you can read more about here. Tickets for the Melbourne production are also on sale, and productions in San Francisco and Hamburg are also coming soon!
The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Four Contemporary Suites by Imogen Heap is available for pre-order here.