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Score Guide – How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Will & Wend proudly welcome you one and all, from the south of hopeless, from the north of freezing to death, from villages yonder, to their 31st Score Guide! In this episode they happily explore a favourite in the soundtrack community, from the 2010 Dreamworks animation, How to Train Your Dragon by phenomenal composer, John Powell.

Featuring a barrage of memorable melodies, Celtic instrumentation, evocations of Nordic folk music, cleverly-used vocal ensembles and the power of the Hollywood Studio Symphony, your hosts rip back the composer’s curtain, to reveal the numerous themes, leitmotifs, wide instrumental palette, and all the musical moments they love from this amazing film score, guiding you through the soundtrack release track-by-track, and sharing all the reasons why HTTYD is their favourite score of the last 10 years!

Soundtracks & dragons at the ready, let’s set sail for the viking Isle of Berk!

Score Guide Artwork by Xander Stobbs 1:4:9 Studio

Release

How to Train Your Dragon Varèse Sarabande (2010)

Timestamps

0:00 – Intro Tag: Lasse Vogt

7:37 – 1. This is Berk

16:55 – 2. Dragon Battle

20:24 – 3. The Downed Dragon

25:51 – 4. Dragon Training

29:12 – 5. Wounded

32:01 – 6. The Dragon Book

35:49 – 7. Focus, Hiccup!

37:44 – 8. Forbidden Friendship

44:57 – 9. New Tail

47:57 – 10. See You Tomorrow

51:01 – John Powell on His Secret Cue

52:59 – 11. Test Drive

59:47 – 12. Not So Fireproof

1:03:32 – 13. This Time for Sure

1:04:57 – 14. Astrid Goes for a Spin

1:06:30 – 15. Romantic Flight

1:33:32 – 16. Dragon’s Den

1:18:29 – 17. The Cove

1:21:25 – 18. The Kill Ring

1:24:45 – 19. Ready the Ships

1:28:20 – 20. Battling the Green Death

1:33:06 – 21. Counter Attack

1:35:48 – 22. Where’s Hiccup?

1:38:26 – 23. Coming Back Around

1:41:23 – 24. Sticks & Stones (Written and Performed by Jónsi)

1:43:44 – 25. The Vikings Have Their Tea

1:46:27 – Final Thoughts