Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

The Soundtrack:

Music Analyses


A new featurette from the official Fantastic Beasts account has given us a brief look at some more of James Newton Howard’s score for the Secrets of Dumbledore. The opening 19 seconds of this video feature an African sounding idea, and represents our charm-ing Ilvermorny professor, Eulalie Hicks. The video opens with percussion and a…

‘The Blood Troth’

I have unofficially titled this slice of music from the newly released scene from Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, ‘The Blood Troth’, due to Theseus’ apparent renaming of this magical pact between Grindelwald and Dumbledore, and to differentiate it from the ‘Blood Pact’ cue from Crimes of Grindelwald. If you haven’t already seen it,…

‘The Secrets of Dumbledore’: Full Trailer Music

Well, the wait is finally over. And what a way to break the silence. The stunning first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is out and with it some beautiful trailer music which I’ll be digging in to! Here is the trailer for anyone who hasn’t yet seen it – you must be…


ComposerJames Newton Howard
SongwriterGregory Porter
LyricistGregory Porter
ConductorsPete Anthony, Alexei Fuentes, Gavin Greenaway
OrchestratorsPete Anthony, Jeff Atmajian, Peter Boyer, Jim Honeyman, Philip Klein, Jon Kull
The Orchestra~ Woodwind

~ Brass
– Horn:
Alex Cookson

~ Percussion

~ Strings
– Violins:
Thomas Bowes, Tom Pigott Smith, Salman Rahman
– Violas:
Rachel Bolt, Clifton Harrison
– Double Basses:
Steve Mair, Laurence Ungless, Allen Walley
Vocalists~ London Voices
Ben Parry (choirmaster)

~ Trinity Boys Choir
David Swinson (choirmaster)

– Singers:
Grace Davidson, Sumudu Jayatilaka, Steve Trowell
Music PreparersMark Graham, Dave Hage