Hear A HOGWARTS LEGACY Orchestral Performance as It Overlays Gameplay
Avalanche Software and Portkey Games, a subsidiary of Warner Bros Games, revealed some of the musical scores we can expect in their upcoming game Hogwarts Legacy. To properly display this, they have made a music video featuring a 54-piece orchestra playing “Overture to the Unwritten” which is set over original gameplay footage.
This music video 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 inter-spliced on the music video, the original gameplay footage traverses Hogwarts Castle and the expansive surrounding areas which include Hogsmeade, to reveal the immensity of the world. The orchestral song invokes a magical melody reminiscent of the Wizarding World fans are accustomed to while producing an older descent from ancient lore.
While fans are now able to stream or digitally buy “Overture to the Unwritten” today, all of the additional music from Hogwarts Legacy will be available on release day via the game’s soundtrack. Additionally, songs from Hogwarts Legacy will be featured on a second album called, 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.
Hogwarts Legacy is going to be released on February 10, 2023, for PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. If you plan to pick this one up, be sure to check out all the great pre-order details – even if you aren’t on PlayStation. Don’t forget to set up your official fans account so you can attach it to your account and have a personalized setup when you start school!