Heap composed the score for the acclaimed two-part play, which debuted back in July 2016 and depicts a story set 19 years after the events of the final Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
‘The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will now be released as a soundtrack album on November 2, featuring “four suites containing music from each of the four acts of the play” which have been chronologically arranged and “further reworked to transport listeners on a sonic journey”.
Heap said in a tweet that she was “over the moon” about the announcement of the Cursed Child soundtrack. She added in a later reply to one of her fans that she wasn’t sure yet if there would be a vinyl release.
I’m over the moon to finally be able to announce that the album I wrote for ‘The Music of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, in Four Contemporary Suites’ is going to be released. It’ll be out on 2 November with pre-orders live from today – https://t.co/eZuRj54XbF – whoop!!
— Imogen Heap (@imogenheap) September 20, 2018
In an interview with PSNEurope last month, Heap also revealed that the soundtrack will feature snippets of her own original music from across her back catalogue.
Speaking about her initial involvement with the play in the same interview, Heap recalled: “The good thing was that they didn’t want me to make a soundtrack like any of the films. This was a whole other beast.
“It’s not like the films, it’s not like the books – it’s a play. That was part of the reason they got me involved; I hadn’t done anything like it before and they wanted something truly original.”