Doctor Who: Series 4 - The Specials

Doctor Who: Series 4 - The Specials

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by Ben Foster
     
 
The venerable British science fiction television series Doctor Who has been on the air for a long time; so long, in fact, that as of the end of the fourth edition of its 21st century manifestation, it had gone through ten different actors playing the title character. The tenth Doctor Who, David Tennant, gets his send-off with this double-CD soundtrack

Overview

The venerable British science fiction television series Doctor Who has been on the air for a long time; so long, in fact, that as of the end of the fourth edition of its 21st century manifestation, it had gone through ten different actors playing the title character. The tenth Doctor Who, David Tennant, gets his send-off with this double-CD soundtrack for four special episodes that were part of the fourth series, running through the end of 2009, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, and The Waters of Mars, making up the first disc, and The End of Time taking up the second. As usual, composer Murray Gold has written the stirring, varied orchestral music, played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with the Crouch End Festival Chorus piping in here and there with sustained vocals of "ooh" and "ah." Gold is unrestrained in his sweeping scoring, never afraid to create large effects, whether they are meant to be romantic, suspenseful, or, not infrequently, goofy. In fact, at times he clearly seems to have his tongue in his cheek (if not actually stuck out) as in, for example, the playful "Wilf's Wiggle" from The End of Time. Soon enough, however, the music turns bombastic; subtle it isn't. By the end, Gold has presented "Vale Decem," which he describes as his version of "My Way" for the tenth doctor; it's sung by a boy tenor. Finally, the 11th actor to play the role is introduced in the final track, "The New Doctor," a synthesizer rock theme suggests the season five music may be more contemporary. In any case, Doctor Who will go on, it seems, forever.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
Label:
Silva America
UPC:
0738572134020
catalogNumber:
1340
Rank:
194405

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Vale
  2. A Victorian Christmas
  3. Not the Doctor
  4. A Bit of a Drag
  5. In the Sea of Memory
  6. Hidden In the Closet
  7. The Wonder of Balloons
  8. A Forceful Intelligence
  9. The Greats of Past Time
  10. The March of the Cybermen
  11. Goodbyes
  12. A Disturbance in the Night
  13. The Cat Burglar
  14. Alone In the Desert
  15. A Special Sort of Bus
  16. Stirring In the Sands
  17. Lithuania
  18. Letter To Earth
  19. By Water Borne
  20. The Fate of Little Adelaide
  21. Altering Lives

Disc 2

  1. We Shall Fare Well
  2. A Frosty Ood
  3. A Dream of Catastrophe
  4. All In the Balance
  5. A Ruined Gaol
  6. Wilf's Wiggle
  7. Minnie Hooper
  8. The End Draws Near
  9. Gallifrey
  10. Final Days
  11. The Council of the Time Lords
  12. The Master Suite
  13. The Ruined Childhood
  14. A Chaotic Escape
  15. The World Waits
  16. A Longing to Leave
  17. A Lot of Life Behind Us
  18. Dealing With the Menace
  19. Speeding To Earth
  20. The Time Lords' Last Stand
  21. The Clouds Pass
  22. Four Knocks
  23. Song for Ten (Reprise)
  24. Vale Decem
  25. Vale
  26. The New Doctor

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Foster   Primary Artist,Conductor
David Temple   Choir Master
Mark Chambers   Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Crouch End Festival Chorus   Choir, Chorus
BBC National Orchestra of Wales   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

David Stoner   Executive Producer
Gerry O'Riordan   Engineering
Jake Jackson   Engineering
Murray Gold   Composer,Producer
Ben Foster   Orchestration
Reynold D'Silva   Executive Producer
Robert Croucher   Artwork
Trevor Guerekis   Orchestration
Jay Wadley   Orchestration
Bryan Senti   Orchestration

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