What is the musical instrument used in the intro of Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter? 🥇



The original theme is played on the piano and the glockenspiel in the beginning and then the orchestra joins in after one full time through the theme. In the re-mastered theme the glockenspiel opens for a few measures and its played in nearly half time of the original theme. Then the orchestra joins in with new melodic material playing on low string instruments and the upper strings and winds give a new melody. The re-mastered music sounds more edgy than the original theme to capture the seriousness of the later movies.

It’s easy!