In a recent interview Patrick Doyle, music composer for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, discusses how proud he is of the score, the Scottishness of his music and how the book provided Doyle with a challenge.
Doyle had this to say about the score:
The Scottishness comes through in my music. There's a musical phrase in Harry Potter before one of the challenges that's very like a Scottish snap - it's an octave leap thing. You can often put a geographical label on a composer. I'm very proud of my heritage and you can hear from my accent that I haven't gone transatlantic.
I'm particularly proud of my score for Harry Potter because it's the biggest commercial picture I've ever done. It's an enormously high-profile project and the pressure is substantial. I've done enough now to be confident I could pull something out of the bag, otherwise I wouldn't have taken on the job. It's been hard work but hugely enjoyable and it's made me a bit of a god among my kids.
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