How to Train Your Dragon [Music from the Motion Picture]

How to Train Your Dragon [Music from the Motion Picture]

by John Powell


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From the studio that brought you Shrek, Madagascar, and Kung Fu Panda comes the 3D adventure How to Train Your Dragon. Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup's world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

Animation veteran John Powell provides the spectacularly epic score for choir and orchestra. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2010
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206701227
catalogNumber: 067012
Rank: 29921

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Powell   Primary Artist
Original Score   Primary Artist
Eric Bernard   War Pipes
Harry Farrar   War Pipes
Gavin Greenaway   Conductor,Choir Conductor
Helen Keen   Penny Whistle
Metro Voices   Choir, Chorus
Chris Carson   War Pipes
Samuli Kosminen   Percussion,Drums
Perry Montague-Mason   Violin
Alex Somers   Sampling
Dee Lewis Hill   Vocals
Vivian Milanova   Dulcimer,Guitar
Richard Baughman   War Pipes
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master
Bobby Burke   War Pipes
John McDonald   War Pipes
Alex Macgillivray   War Pipes
Alastair Boase   War Pipes
Trevor Takahashi   War Pipes
Paul Cathers   War Pipes
Nick Coseboom   War Pipes
Karen McIlvena   War Pipes
Jennifer Febre   War Pipes
George Macgillivray   War Pipes
Jónsi   Vocals

Technical Credits

Shawn Murphy   Engineering
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Paul Mounsey   Arranger,MIDI Programming,MIDI Arrangement
Gavin Greenaway   Orchestration
Dave Metzger   Orchestration
Nick Wollage   Engineering
Peter Katis   Drum Engineering,Percussion Engineer
Stefan Schneider   Orchestration
James McKee Smith   Arranger,MIDI Programming,MIDI Arrangement
Germaine Franco   Programming,Orchestration
Dan Butler   Music Business Affairs
John Powell   Composer,Producer
Jennifer Schiller   Music Business Affairs
Perry Montague-Mason   Orchestra Leader
Jessica Wells   Orchestration
Michael John Mollo   Arranger,MIDI Programming,MIDI Arrangement
Lucy Whalley   Assistant Contractor
Liz McNicoll   Music Business Affairs
Beth Caucci   Programming
Alex Somers   Producer,Engineer
Charlene Ann Huang   Management
Carol Andrews   Percussion Sampling
Mateo Francisco   Percussion Sampling
Dominic Lewis   Arranger,Orchestration,MIDI Programming,MIDI Arrangement
Jónsi   Composer,Producer

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How to Train Your Dragon [Music from the Motion Picture] 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Melody07 More than 1 year ago
This is no doubt John Powell's best score to date. This entire score is amazing! Forbidden Friendship, Test Drive, and Romantic Flight are the stars of this score.
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arodriguezf More than 1 year ago
beautiful soundtrack; really stimulates rarely touched emotions; different from all others. Unique in composition & bagpipe usage. Total keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best soundtrack that i have listened to. This is very inspirational and lifts your hopes high. Hope you get this amazing soundtrack that will change your life and spirit to a whole new level.
jcmichael More than 1 year ago
As my husband and I watched "How to Train your Dragon", we both knew we needed the soundtrack. We purchased it as soon as we could- it is amazing! There is very little vocal on the entire track, and the majority of the songs are short (under 2 minutes), which makes it perfect for background music for a dinner party or conversation time. It is fantastically soothing, but not enough to put you to sleep- just right to listen to after a long day!
Quay360 More than 1 year ago
These songd are just too beautiful !!! When I close my eyes and listen to these songs I'm caught up in the gorgoues melodies and carried off on the back of Toothless too Berk. Any one who who doesn't like these songs (of which Forbidden Friendship and Romantic Flight are my favorites) is off thier rocker,batty and just plain nuts!!! Bravo Mr. Powell!!!! Bravo!!!! Good job to Jonsi too, I'm just a little bit confused. Is he singing some French in Sticks and Stones? Or is it just Scottish? Anywho bravo to all those who worked on this amazing on this amazing soundtrack.
CatnipPacket More than 1 year ago
This How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack absolutely ROCKS! I think I like the first track the best. The movie was the BEST MOVIE EVER and so is this soundtrack!!!!
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David Tennant (who has a cameo in the film - formerly The Doctor, soon to be Hamlet on PBS) recorded this story already several years ago and it is still available in the UK. In fact, he's recorded FIVE of the Hiccup books - the latest being released the week of 15 April in the UK. Why in the WORLD would they have someone else read them and release them instead of releasing the originals in the US? It makes NO sense whatsoever.