Hedwig’s Theme sounds next-level magical in this percussion-only performance

18 August 2017, 16:15

Ernest Karamar - Hedwig's Theme

The percussionist works his magic on John Williams' Harry Potter theme.


By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Marimbas, xylophones, chimes and a gong: the Harry Potter theme has reached its magical peak with this percussive cover.

Ernest Kramar uses xylophones, chimes, a marimba and a gong to create this mysterious multi-track cover of Hedwig’s Theme, the most famous tune from the Harry Potter movies.

When Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in 2001, John Williams’ theme became an instant hit, and the basis for the next six films in the series – even though Williams himself dropped out of overall responsibility for the scores after movie number three.

So it comes as no surprise that Hedwig’s theme has been covered in some weird and wonderful ways – such as:

That time when Gabriela Montero turned it into Baroque counterpoint...

Gabriela Montero turns Harry Potter into Baroque counterpoint

The brilliant pianist works her magic on Harry Potter


... and when Ben Horden played it as a super-eerie organ fugue.

Ben Horden plays the Harry Potter Fugue

Ben Horden plays the Harry Potter Fugue


Find Ernest on Facebook and YouTube for more percussion videos!

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