Doctor Who: Season 4 [Original Television Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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: 1/13/2009
  • Label: Silva America
  • UPC: 738572127527
  • Catalog Number: 1275
  • Sales rank: 42,031

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Doctor Who Series Four Opening Credits - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (0:45)
  2. 2 A Noble Girl About Town - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:12)
  3. 3 Life Among the Distant Stars - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:28)
  4. 4 Corridors and Fire Escapes - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:13)
  5. 5 The Sybilline Sisterhood - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:53)
  6. 6 Songs of Captivity and Freedom - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (4:03)
  7. 7 UNIT Rocks - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:11)
  8. 8 The Doctor's Daughter - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:37)
  9. 9 The Source - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:20)
  10. 10 The Unicorn and the Wasp - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:09)
  11. 11 The Doctor's Theme Series Four - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:45)
  12. 12 Voyage of the Damned Suite - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (10:21)
  13. 13 The Girl With No Name - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:45)
  14. 14 The Song of Song - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:13)
  15. 15 All in the Mind - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:16)
  16. 16 Silence In The Library - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:56)
  17. 17 The Greatest Story Never Told - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (6:16)
  18. 18 Midnight - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:07)
  19. 19 Turn Left - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:21)
  20. 20 A Dazzling End - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:14)
  21. 21 The Rueful Fate of Donna Noble - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:44)
  22. 22 Davros - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:03)
  23. 23 The Dark and Endless Dalek Night - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:43)
  24. 24 A Pressing Need to Save the World - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (4:50)
  25. 25 Hanging On The Tablaphone - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:04)
  26. 26 Song of Freedom - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:51)
  27. 27 Doctor Who Series Four Closing Credits - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:06)
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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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