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 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Thanks Paul.

Song for 50 is really a stunner; I have listened it several times and it gets better and better. It´s hard to rival Gold´s enthusiasm to write music of this magnitude nowadays. He really, really loves what he´s doing, and it shows!

His work has revitalised my appreciation for film music, which I thought had said its final word to me, at least what comes to the main stream cinema. It´s not an exaggeration to say that Gold is one of my all time favorite composers in any genre, and I discovered him only a year and a half ago! His music has that kind of effect to me. Abigail´s Song for example; one of the most beautiful songs you can ever expect to hear.

Murray Gold is an undiscovered natural resource (no pun intended!). He is positively a force of nature!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Only just realised, listening to the Prom yet again (day off) that the only real era of the series not represented in the Classic Series section is the TV Movie starring Paul McGann. The actual Doctor was in clips in the videos, but not the music. Clearences might be complicated here, since the production had no less than three composers!, John Debney, John Sponsler and Louis Febre.

Shame, as they are responsible for the first truly orchestral score for Doctor Who.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

For those familiar with the season 5 and 6 2CD sets, what are your favorite pieces?

Perhaps due to the sheer number of tracks, I haven't listened to those releases as much apart from a few tracks, namely I Am The Doctor and a few others. Cheers.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Hi Pete.

Here goes (a few favorites):

Series 5:

-The whole of The Eleventh Hour (one of his best scores)
-Amy´s Theme
-Battle in the Sky
-Cab for Amy Pond
-The Vampires of Venice
-The Silurians
-With Love, Vincent
-The Life and Death of Amy Pond
-A River of Tears
-The Sad Man with a Box
-You and Me, Amy
-I Remember You

Series 6:

-I am the Doctor in Utah
-1969
-The Impossible Astronaut
-Help is on Its Way
-Day of the Moon
-Deadly Siren
-Loving isn´t Knowing (The Almost People Suite)
-Melody Pond
-Pay Attention Grown Ups
-The Enigma of River Song
-5:02 PM
-Forgiven
-Time´s Moving
-The Wedding of River Song
-The Majestic Tale (of a Madman in a Box)

Mind you, I love most of Gold´s music and could make a much longer list, but here´s something for starters. Cheers!

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Good list Kari. It would be hard for me to pick a few. While I love most of his music, I never care for the playing order on the CD's, and I radically change the playlist order. I trim a few tracks out as well.

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

Hi Pete.

Here goes (a few favorites):...


Thanks for those Kari, about to give them a listen. Hope to become familiar with seasons 5 & 6 before the next 60+ tracks are released.

And I hope one day we're treated to some sheet music from the series.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

You´re welcome Pete. Enjoy! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 2:59 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Kari, I'm listening to the Series 6 disc again, to refamiliarise myself with it, after some time believing it's a 'lesser work' based on my recent assessments regarding the lack of themes etc. Partly because of your listing and partly because I watched The Impossible Astronaut last night as a start to watching that season through. There are some tremendous sounds in this first story. I love the Edda Del Orso style wordless vocals ( Mae McKenna in this instance), and the track Help is on it's Way is tremendous! Starting with that sassy, jazzy Bondish outburst, followed by a touch of the Zimmerishness from the recent Batman trilogy, and THAT is then followed by the nicest Herrmannesque/Hitchcockian passage I've ever heard!

Murray may wear his influences on his sleeve sometimes, but my goodness he does in such style. All your favourite movie music styles in such a small, compact place. Now I'm on to Graystark Hall and that woodwind is SO reminiscent of Bride of Frankenstein, with some very Hammerish elements soon after that would make James Bernard proud!

Thankyou my friend, for pointing me in the right direction. I'm loving it. I hope they do a concert not too far from you one day. They've made a start. The first outside the UK was in Sidney, Australia fairly recently. And I believe the show's doing ok in France so you never know. I do feel we've done extermely well, with six concert hall performances, and a whole tour of arena shows for those who can't get to the capitol, all of which have guest presenters and monsters (original costumes too).

Ahh. Just got to Melody Pond. What was I thinking saying we've lost the themes?

Can't wait for the 50th Anniversary Special which looks like being feature length, and in 3D for a cinema release. Surely this will get it's own cd? All those themes to be touched upon, and mixed together. Maybe a couple of new ones? The John Hurt Doctor, the Zygons ( a great Classic Series monster to have only appeared once before in the mid 70s). I suspect the studio version of Song for 50 will be included on this. Not to mention this year's Christmas Special with Matt possibly getting his own Vale Decem, and then a new Doctor to score for. SO much to look forward to!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

You´re welcome Paul.

I also initially considered Series 6 perhaps a notch weaker after tremendous Series 5, but no. Gold established most of the main material in Series 5 and after such great themes, the novelty was gone to a certain extent. I think he really pulled it off nevertheless. Melody Pond for example, one of his most beautiful melodic inspirations (Mae McKenna is gorgeous). And I can´t get enough of Forgiven (Gold really knows how to use synths as part of the orchestra; those whooshing sounds in Abigail´s Song, it gives me shivers every time). Music for two-parter The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon is downright one of his best IMO. Other highlights include The Enigma of River Song, Pay Attention Grown Ups, 5:02 PM, My Silence, Time´s Moving and The Wedding of River Song. His stuff positively boggles the mind. We´re so lucky to have him around these days!

You´re right, Gold draws his inspiration from many sources, and yet the music always seems highly original and fresh. The guy can write in so many styles; a true mark of a professional. He´s not only marvel at melodious stuff, his action music is the best you can hear today IMO. The riffs, rhythms, hooks and motifs! John Williams used to generate such a response from me.

Considering the 50th Anniversary Special, it must have a CD or two, and while they are recording it, they surely include Song for 50 as well, won´t they? Of course they will. Along with Christmas Special. I´m really looking forward to hearing variations of the Gallifrey theme, the Tenth Doctor´s theme et al.

These are terrific times, my friend! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

All good things come to an end.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a850330/doctor-who-series-11-composer-murray-gold-writer-jamie-mathieson/

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

All good things come to an end.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a850330/doctor-who-series-11-composer-murray-gold-writer-jamie-mathieson/


He's put out a wealth of great music for well over a decade. I'm fine with a change. Now please give him some Marvel movies to score!!!!

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

All good things come to an end.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a850330/doctor-who-series-11-composer-murray-gold-writer-jamie-mathieson/


He's put out a wealth of great music for well over a decade. I'm fine with a change. Now please give him some Marvel movies to score!!!!


I'm surprised he hasn't done them already to be honest.

As much as I like his music - and I've read threads on other forums that loathe it - a change will be refreshing.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

Yeah, I did see that coming. I would have been surprised if he made it through THREE show runners. (OTOH, I don't know the historical track record of Who composers.)

An amazing body of work. Voyage of the Damned is still a favorite.

Yes, give the man a Marvel movie!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I'll just have to check this guy out, if Kari's a big fan - his is an opinion I trust implicitly!

Where does one begin with Gold's music? Totally unfamiliar with him, Dr. Who's music in general and so forth - i.e. what's the most orchestral of his output?

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

I'll just have to check this guy out, if Kari's a big fan - his is an opinion I trust implicitly!

Where does one begin with Gold's music? Totally unfamiliar with him, Dr. Who's music in general and so forth - i.e. what's the most orchestral of his output?


Personally Season Three and Four are my go to's. Seasons One and Two are good (and on a single disc) but the budget is lower. After that the sets get more massive and are (IMHO) harder to get through.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

I'll just have to check this guy out, if Kari's a big fan - his is an opinion I trust implicitly!

Where does one begin with Gold's music? Totally unfamiliar with him, Dr. Who's music in general and so forth - i.e. what's the most orchestral of his output?


He has been Doctor Who's composer since the series returned in 2005. There've been about 10-15 albums of his music released.

His most memorable music came early on. Here are some of his most well-known cues:





 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Personally Season Three and Four are my go to's. Seasons One and Two are good (and on a single disc) but the budget is lower. After that the sets get more massive and are (IMHO) harder to get through.

Agreed.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

All good things come to an end.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a850330/doctor-who-series-11-composer-murray-gold-writer-jamie-mathieson/


Well he's written music for more DOCTOR'S then anyone else, even Dudley Simpson.

Doctor's 9,10,11, The War Doctor, 12 and the regeneration into Lucky 13.

Plus you can add in the 8th Doctor if you count the Web Episode they did with him that was tracked with Mr. Gold's music.

That's a hell of good run.

Not a bad moment to move on and let someone else take their turn in the TARDIS.

It's not like he's retiring or anything, I'm looking forward to what new projects he tackles next

And to the new person, Break A Leg.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

I'll just have to check this guy out, if Kari's a big fan - his is an opinion I trust implicitly!

Where does one begin with Gold's music? Totally unfamiliar with him, Dr. Who's music in general and so forth - i.e. what's the most orchestral of his output?


Well, I'm flattered by your kind words, bob, but I wonder whether it's your cup of tea? Gold's music mixes pop elements and synthesizers (not nearly always, mind you) with traditional symphony orchestra, choir and soloists (please don't let that stop you, this is some of the most beautiful and exciting music in recent years) and for me it was revolutionary stuff when I discovered him. The gorgeous melodies, the overall feel of his music gripped as very few composer's has. Powerful and passionate, no matter the musical style, and I was sold the first time I heard it properly.

For me nothing can touch his work on Doctor Who. Murray Gold represents the best of modern scoring, TV or film (he brought me back to film music after years of drought), and I'm afraid his boots will be too big to fill; the joie de vivre of his music is so irresistible, the edge of the seat action music with its tempo changes adrenaline-infusing, the warmth, the empathy his music generates heart-rending. I just hope the new Doctor Who team don't opt to go to that tuneless droning saturated in so much of today's soundtracks. I would very much like to be positively surprised and if anything, I set my hopes for the British TV composers, whom I have always admired.

But you asked for it, bob. I can't restrict the choices to purely symphonic as that doesn't give you the right picture about the man and his music. (a few highlights):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkStjQC_APw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEDXf_irVk0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJatn_WEOgg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDx1ujCHq5k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oJhv6AzQCM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Radrh60tAUk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PbOEXU0VNo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgpuIjPbs00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tY-H7lTg8E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XswSIdk1fVk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFWqgI1e44A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozVXtVxpCP4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZxstVuut-8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA_EvOYCG0g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ4TY1akm08
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kRSuizlJmc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryHRg53TXMM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7C0mGSPTnE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx6dnwGbVIU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEls4Rye4u0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6j8ZOJPoho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO-uE9PJaG8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrRWVu-S4KU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc2l7ah5HKE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIyaIGeLm60
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I46VKOE1mEU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtigTkBJbLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBjrWJcNsKo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtFeDl9lwU0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0376KV2uMtU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcaLgtJFP90
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wvo-bYuruM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz3sRDH4bfE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut5gFp8FUSM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzDrTSeljhQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Bz5Srw28c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2_Mi6a0YNM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnXUIYpWM5o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmUKjvpDKnE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulz0agt1Cdo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzxx1WkITXg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhXdjUNq-Qs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdLeXXLejNw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gam8ogWBLk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cav54Jd7Tjs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL2DmjfZ_Ik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIKuxWsLoDE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_lE7aepUE4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oovuZF5rZ-w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkh1hWLtOdg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMAljnqRf40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIJZ_zyElBQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MWxdqpVazc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YONPpWj31s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDxS_1H48b0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwRVRdRiCmY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOTgKA1CV74
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_81uH8cJX2k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGlLsJP7cMQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5dZhWimfzc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiQS4VXBJ_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgRSA-YDa0w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBTR3UG_6m4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyuLqioU_3A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8kpiceEEFs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAl4lF5UHYg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGsfJ5lkUVQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH-fseG18_g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmAZCI_9C60
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4OgYrlnrDQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2SW3rBwBEw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOVMhHrqliU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7HZQ5TmWm4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyvrMyh6dQg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJrNy53U6pA (please pay particular attention to the passage starting at 5:49)

I am VERY passionate about this music. Fortunately Series 9 soundtrack CD is just around the corner (featuring some of his best music) and hopefully Series 10 before the end of the year as there was some talk Gold was starting to prepare it right after the Series 9 CD.

But I realise his stuff might not be for you bob, knowing your preferences. So much for trusting me implicitly in the future? wink

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I had a mate who was banging on about it for awhile about how good he/it was, but because I never really watched Dr Who, it passed me by.
Then, by chance, I happened to watch the series where Amy Pond came into it, and the music when the Dr meets little Amy was both heartbreaking and gorgeous (series 5 - The Eleventh Hour).
I have loads of the series' discs that I picked up in a charity shop, but I need to play them properly.
(I've probably already said this earlier in this very thread).

 
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