Harry Potter and the Dune Sound-Alike
As you may have gathered if you read my post “Take My Hand” a month ago, I am a fan of the soundtrack to the 1984 film Dune. I’m also a fan of the Harry Potter film soundtracks, and I think they’ve gotten progressively better as the films have proceeded. Indeed, after buying and listening the the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, I think it’s the best of the seven soundtracks. However, when I got to track 22, which is called the “Deathly Hallows,” about two-thirds of the way through the song, it sounded very, very recognizably familiar. Namely, there is a four-note progression that sounds just like the Main Title from Dune. Take a listen above. In the first clip, go to about the 2:29 mark for the four-note progression. Then, in the second clip, go to about the 1:49 mark for the progression. Do they sound the same to you as well?