How to Train Your Dragon 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by John Powell


English composer John Powell earned his first Academy Award nomination for best original score in 2010 for his imaginative work on the inaugural installment of the Dean DeBlois-directed animated fantasy franchise, so it should come as little surprise that he would return to helm How to Train Your Dragon 2. Recorded in London with the help of a 120-piece orchestra, a 100-voice choir, and the pipers from the appropriately named Scottish folk ensemble the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Powell's second go-around works off of some of the previously established themes and cues, while simultaneously introducing entirely new melodies to the mythical Viking realm. Traditional folk and peasant music continues to serve as the foundation from which Powell bases his sonic world-building, and once again, Sigur Rós guitarist and vocalist Jónsi, working with the composer, provides the score's lone pop moment with the propulsive and soaring "Where No One Goes" -- actor Gerard Butler lends his voice to the mid-film, largely a cappella ballad "For the Dancing and the Dreaming." Once again, Powell has found the sweet spot between flat-out life-affirming adventure and folksy sentimentality, resulting in another effortless piece of work that bodes well for both awards season and the forthcoming final entry in the proposed trilogy.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2014
Label: Relativity Music Grp
UPC: 0810290020356
catalogNumber: 20356

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Powell   Primary Artist
Tony Lewis   Cello
John Barclay   Trumpet
Mark Berrow   Violin
Paul Cassidy   Viola
Simon Chamberlain   Piano,Celeste
Nick Cooper   Cello
Liz Edwards   Violin
Richard Edwards   Euphonium,Tenor Trombone
Andy Findon   Penny Whistle,Irish Flute
Roger Garland   Violin
Rusen Gunes   Viola
Garfield Jackson   Viola
Christian Jones   Bass Trombone
Skaila Kanga   Harp,celtic harp
Paul Kegg   Cello
Gary Kettel   Percussion,Timpani
Kate Musker   Viola
Mark Nightingale   Tenor Trombone
Andy Pask   Bass
Maciej Rakowski   Violin
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Ralph Salmins   Percussion
Sonia Slany   Violin
David Theodore   Oboe
Allen Walley   Bass
Eric Rigler   uillean pipes
Richard Bissill   French Horn
Clare Finnimore   Viola
Mary Scully   Bass
Helen Tunstall   Harp,celtic harp
Peter Lale   Viola
Julian Tear   Violin
Paul Willey   Violin
Philippa Ibbotson   Violin
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Frank Schaefer   Cello
Bruce White   Viola
Martin Owen   French Horn
Andrew Parker   Viola
David Fuest   Clarinet
David Hartley   Piano,Celeste
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
Stephen Henderson   Percussion
Andrew Crowley   Trumpet
Paul Clarvis   Percussion
Gavin Greenaway   Piano,Conductor,Harmonium,Choir Conductor
Ian Humphries   Violin
Helen Keen   Flute
Julian Leaper   Violin
Stephen Maw   Bassoon
Anthony Pike   Clarinet
Edward Vanderspar   Viola
Richard Watkins   French Horn
Stephen Williams   Bass
Nick Hitchens   Tuba,Euphonium
Jane Marshall   Oboe
Everton Nelson   Violin
Alison Kelly   Violin
Metro Voices   Choir, Chorus
Nigel Black   French Horn
Rachel Bolt   Viola
Deborah Widdup   Violin
Anna Noakes   Flute
Roger Argente   Bass Trombone
Lorraine McAslan   Violin
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Warren Zielinski   Violin
David Pyatt   French Horn
Ian Burdge   Cello
Paul Edmund-Davies   Flute
Thomas Kemp   Violin
Andy Wood   Euphonium,Bass Trombone
Gordon Laing   Bassoon
Adrian Bradbury   Cello
Chris Worsey   Cello
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Rebecca Carrington   Viola
David Stewart   Bass Trombone
Owen Slade   Tuba
Reiad Chibah   Viola
Samuli Kosminen   Percussion,Drums
Jon Carnac   Clarinet
Germaine Franco   Marimbas
Tony Woollard   Cello
Richard Pryce   Bass
Laurence Davies   French Horn
Glyn Matthews   Percussion
Richard Skinner   Bassoon
Perry Montague-Mason   Violin
Steve Rossell   Bass
Joely Koos   Cello
Kate Moore   Trumpet
Red Hot Chilli Pipers   Ensemble
Chris West   Bass
Josephine Knight   Cello
Emil Chakalov   Violin
Beth Caucci   Marimbas
Katherine Mayes   Violin
Stephen Mair   Bass
Leon Enrique Bosch   Bass
Vivian Milanova   Guitar,Hammered Dulcimer
Debbie Preece   Violin
Tom Pigott-Smith   Violin
Max Baillie   Viola
Christopher Tombling   Violin
James McLeod   Violin
David Woodcock   Violin
Gabrielle Lester   Violin
Karen Jones   Flute
John Thurgood   French Horn
William Lockhart   Percussion
Caroline Dearnley   Cello
Judith Busbridge   Viola
Jonathan Williams   Cello
Michael Thompson   French Horn
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master
Joel Hunter   Viola
Alison Dods   Violin
Jonathan Rees   Violin
Alastair Mackie   Trumpet
Phillip Eastop   French Horn
Peter Hanson   Violin
Jacqueline Hartley   Violin
Martin Field   Bassoon
Richard Berry   French Horn
John Bradbury   Violin
Ed Tarrant   Euphonium,Tenor Trombone
Oliver Langford   Violin
Paul Kimber   Bass
Sam Jacobs   French Horn
Byron Fulcher   Tenor Trombone
Keith McNicoll   Bass Trombone
Katy Woolley   French Horn
David Gordon   Bass
Siobhan Grealy   Flute
Dee Lewis Clay   Vocals
Steve Wright   Viola
Dave Williams   Violin
Kieran Leonard   Bodhran
Timothy Gill   Cello
Corrina Sylvester   Percussion
Christina Emanuel   Violin
Jason Evans   Trumpet
Rachel Simms   Bassoon
Mark Wood   French Horn
Steve Morris   Violin

Technical Credits

Randy Kerber   Orchestration
Shane MacGowan   Lyricist
Shawn Murphy   Score Mixer
Anthony Willis   Arranger,Programming,Orchestration,MIDI,Additional Music
Paul Mounsey   Arranger,Programming,Orchestration,MIDI,Additional Music
Jeff Atmajian   Orchestration
Dave Metzger   Orchestration
Pete Anthony   Orchestration
Nick Wollage   Engineer
Alison Burton   Studio Manager
Andrew Kinney   Orchestration
Bob Bowen   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Emlyn Singleton   Orchestra Leader
Germaine Franco   Orchestration,Overdub Producer
Jason Markey   Executive Soundtrack Producer
John Powell   Composer,Producer
Colette Barber   Studio Manager
Lucy Whalley   Assistant Contractor
Beth Caucci   Score Producer
Alex Somers   Producer,Engineer
Ryan Kavanaugh   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Charlene Ann Huang   Score Wrangler
Kevin Breen   Music Business Affairs
Jónsi   Producer
Tommy Laurence   Orchestration
John Traunwieser   Engineer
Jón Þór Birgisson   Composer
Victor Chaga   Score Producer
Debbie Luner   Score Wrangler
Dean Deblois   Liner Notes

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bookhag More than 1 year ago
Great film and amazing soundtrack! Beautiful!