Doctor Who: Season 4 [Original Television Soundtrack]

Doctor Who: Season 4 [Original Television Soundtrack]

by Murray Gold
     
 

The 13-episode length of a British television season and the genre here, science fiction, allow composer Murray Gold considerable latitude in creating his themes. Doctor Who, a series dating back to 1963, has been around almost as long as the James Bond movie franchise, and Gold sometimes includes Bond-like adventure music, notably in the cocktail jazz of "A…  See more details below

Overview

The 13-episode length of a British television season and the genre here, science fiction, allow composer Murray Gold considerable latitude in creating his themes. Doctor Who, a series dating back to 1963, has been around almost as long as the James Bond movie franchise, and Gold sometimes includes Bond-like adventure music, notably in the cocktail jazz of "A Noble Girl About Town." But that's only at the start of nearly 77 minutes of excerpts, skillfully edited by Jake Jackson, who earns his co-production credit. Gold's music ranges from "Songs of Captivity and Freedom," a track that seems to have escaped from a Middle Ages cathedral, to (in the next selection) the fast-tempo drive of the aptly named "UNIT Rocks." When Jackson constructs a long cue, such as the ten-plus minutes of "Voyage of the Damned Suite," he encapsulates the diversity of Gold's music, going from the big martial theme that starts to a more ponderous passage, and then a waltz. The necessary bombast often gives way to delicacy, as in "All in the Mind," a gentle folk tune for acoustic guitar and pennywhistle. But Gold may be at his best when revving up to accompany action sequences, as he does frequently. Doctor Who seems poised to go on forever, and Gold seems prepared to keep providing its varied musical accompaniment.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
Label:
Silva America
UPC:
0738572127527
catalogNumber:
1275
Rank:
60242

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Tracks

  1. Doctor Who Series Four Opening Credits  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  2. A Noble Girl About Town  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  3. Life Among the Distant Stars  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  4. Corridors and Fire Escapes  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  5. The Sybilline Sisterhood  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  6. Songs of Captivity and Freedom  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  7. UNIT Rocks  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  8. The Doctor's Daughter  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  9. The Source  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  10. The Unicorn and the Wasp  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  11. The Doctor's Theme Series Four  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  12. Voyage of the Damned Suite  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  13. The Girl With No Name  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  14. The Song of Song  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  15. All in the Mind  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  16. Silence In The Library  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  17. The Greatest Story Never Told  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  18. Midnight  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  19. Turn Left  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  20. A Dazzling End  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  21. The Rueful Fate of Donna Noble  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  22. Davros  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  23. The Dark and Endless Dalek Night  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  24. A Pressing Need to Save the World  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  25. Hanging On The Tablaphone  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  26. Song of Freedom  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  27. Doctor Who Series Four Closing Credits  -  BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Murray Gold   Primary Artist,Interviewee
David Temple   Conductor
Crouch End Festival Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Richard George   Leader
Ben Foster   Conductor
BBC National Orchestra of Wales   Performing Ensemble
Gabrielle Lester   Leader
Ben Foster   Conductor

Technical Credits

Ron Grainer   Composer
Gerry O'Riordan   Engineer
Jake Jackson   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Murray Gold   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Damien Doherty   Artwork
Michael Fossenkemper   Mastering
Ben Foster   Audio Production
Reynold da Silva   Executive Producer
Ben Foster   Producer
Michael Beek   Liner Notes,Interviewer

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