Early in the week, we were treated to some of the music we are going to get to hear in Hogwarts Legacy and now we can go a little further behind the scenes to see how it all was crafted. Not just in how the composers have put things together to fit but some of the instruments that are used to create some of the odd and magical sounds out there. All of which is to add some emphasis to everything that Avalanche Software has crafted for us to play. That and to get us further into Hogwarts and the rest of the Wizarding World out there too. Music can make a great thing even better in most instances.
While it is nice to hear more of the music than what we had earlier in the week, there is not much new here to take in for Hogwarts Legacy. It does not sound like they are trying to craft anything truly new that the films have not already put together already too. The musicians are making it all their own here, but it still sounds the same as we have had. It fits the world and universe that Hogwarts Legacy is in, but that is mostly to be expected. Along with many of the same instruments that are used to make the sounds that we have had in the past too. All I know is that we need to have some new gameplay to fill in the space of all of this here soon so we do not lose any of the hype that has been built up.
Hogwarts Legacy — Making The Music
Music is magic. Experience how the awe and wonder of the wizarding world was brought to life in this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the music for Hogwarts Legacy.
Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software released an orchestral music video to “Overture to the Unwritten” set over original gameplay footage from the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy game which is scheduled to be released on February 10, 2023. Players will experience life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before, as they live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.
“Overture to the Unwritten” features local studio musicians from Avalanche Software’s home state, Utah, including choir and orchestral members from the University of Utah, BYU, Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra, and featuring renowned recording artists Nicole Pinnell, Nicole Klossner, Ryan Shupe, Abe Kaelin, Bart Olson, John Knudsen, and Dune Moss. The video, filmed on location at big idea music studios in Sandy, Utah, and Media Grabbers in North Salt Lake City, Utah, features the original composition by composers Chuck E. Myers “sea”, J. Scott Rakozy, and Peter Murray and performed by a 54-piece orchestra conducted by Nathan Hofheins.
Projected behind the orchestra and interspliced throughout the music video, the original gameplay footage traverses throughout the Hogwarts Castle and the expansive surrounding areas including Hogsmeade, to reveal the vastness of the world. The orchestral song conjures a magical melody reminiscent of the Wizarding World fans are accustomed to while evoking an older descant from ancient lore.
As of today, fans are now able to stream or digitally purchase “Overture to the Unwritten.” All of the additional music from Hogwarts Legacy will be available on launch day of the Hogwarts Legacy (Original Video Game Soundtrack). Additionally, songs from Hogwarts Legacy will be featured on a second album titled, Hogwarts Legacy (Study Themes From the Original Video Game Soundtrack), an album focusing on more ambient, chill, relaxing music that is ideal to listen to while studying for classes at Hogwarts or any school. Both albums will be released by WaterTower Music and will be available on all digital streaming services.
Was there anything new here for Hogwarts Legacy that you did not know or is it all about the same we keep getting? Did you expect them to change things up for the setting when it came to the music or will it always go back to the usual themes and tones for everything? Did you think some of the effects were made digitally or did you figure it was some of the weirder instruments out there that were hitting the notes this way? Give us all of that feedback down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all as you so wish to. More for Hogwarts Legacy is on the way, so please keep checking in here for all of that and much more.