Update 2016/08: Recordings by Abiah Bull, Ryan Baldridge and Malynn Gates added.
Seeing How to Train Your Dragon in theatre was an absolutely thrilling experience. Every single element of the film was brilliantly done and John Powell’s score was no exception.
I was eager to find piano arrangements, but no official piano book has been published yet as far as I know. Having learned classical piano for fifteen years, I decided to put my knowledge to use. In February 2011, I embarked on the project to make piano arrangements of the entire soundtrack by ear.
I seek to preserve as many musical details as possible within of my hearing and playing capabilities. The sheet music I hope would meet the desire of many pianists who look for a more demanding version of the amazing soundtrack.
Arrangements were made in their track order, so expect to see a lot more inconsistencies in earlier scores. Piano four-hands, two-pianos and ensemble scores are published for sale via Tintinpiano.com.
Super-clean, n-tuple-refined final revisions to all solos are also available for purchase. Most of the revisions are in terms of engraving (layout, spacing, etc.), with exceptions being Romantic Flight and tracks 18-24 (previously published partially). Consider these as final copies following three whole years of work. If you are new to the HtTYD scores, I recommend trying the free arrangements first.
Keep in mind that everything you see here is done by ear (i.e. the soundtrack recording was my only reference). Discrepancies are therefore possible, and you are more than welcome to add your own personal touches.
If you have any comment, question or suggestion, feel free to send me an e-mail at email@example.com. Feedback will be much appreciated.
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All piano arrangements made by Alex Sheen on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. You are free to share and/or adapt the work for any non-commercial purpose (i.e. that you do not receive any money). You are free to distribute adaptions of the work only under the same or similar license.
For any recording and adaption, please give the proper credits (John Powell, Alex Sheen, etc.) It breaks the heart of arrangers to see their hard work re-posted as someone else’s own creation, let alone being deprived of the proper recognition they deserve. Apart from including a link to this site, it’d also be great if you could drop me a message.
For adapting my arrangements, please contact me in advance.
Thanks for the courtesy!
How to Train Your Dragon belongs to and is © 2010 DreamWorks Picture.
Original score to the film is composed by John Powell.
“Sticks & Stones” © 2010 Jón Þór Birgisson.
The soundtrack to the film is distributed by Varese Sarabande.
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