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 Posted:   Jul 10, 2013 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Ahead of this weekend’s proms, Doctor Who composer Murray Gold has been interviewed.

Speaking on Radio 4, Gold reveals that he has been working on the 50th anniversary special and confirms he will be debuting a song at the proms entitled, “Song for 50.”

He also shares some thoughts on who he thinks should be the 12th Doctor.

Hear the full interview below:



http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/murray-gold-on-50th-anniversary-12th-doctor-51329.htm

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2013 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Thank you very much for this. And wonderful news too about the song; all the songs I´ve heard so far from incomparable Murray Gold have been unforgettable. Can´t wait to hear it!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Wow! Song for Fifty; such a dramatic, festive and uplifting song! Performed by the London Philharmonic Choir and soloists and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Ben Foster conducting, wonderful. The orchestration is brilliant as ever and the writing for choir truly shines; Gold really has a knack in that area as well. Beautiful lyrics too by the man himself. Murray Gold seems just not to go wrong. I expected as much, and boy did he deliver and more! How I see it, he has that `spark´ of a true composer Sibelius once talked about. Never a dull moment, the music truly progresses with its melodies and motifs and rhythms and hooks. Adrenaline-flowing stuff. Splendid!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Got to agree. There's no doubt that Murray is without doubt the best composer giving us such amazing cinematic scoring on tv today.

I was at the Sunday morning Prom and it was, usual, stunning. With it being the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who this year, a generous amount of time was given to past composers of the show, and accordingly past stars joined Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman to present. This old meets new was greeted with much enthusiasm from a grateful crowd. Some of us have been watching since that first Doctor, William Hartnell!, and it was nice and very fitting to pay tribute to the BBC Radiphonic Workshop, and the great Dudley Simpson.

But, naturally, the crowning glory was indeed Murray's excellent music. He certainly knows how to fill the Albert Hall with orchestral colour, and that he did. With help from Conductor Ben Foster, and more than a handful of monsters, this year premiering the impressive Ice Warrior, it was a truly dazzling spectacle.

His Song for 50 was definitely a hearfelt birthday song to a true television legend, brimming with emotion, and orchestral and choral fieworks that constantly gave me goosebumps!

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I really enjoy his interviews.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Got to agree. There's no doubt that Murray is without doubt the best composer giving us such amazing cinematic scoring on tv today.

I was at the Sunday morning Prom and it was, usual, stunning. With it being the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who this year, a generous amount of time was given to past composers of the show, and accordingly past stars joined Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman to present. This old meets new was greeted with much enthusiasm from a grateful crowd. Some of us have been watching since that first Doctor, William Hartnell!, and it was nice and very fitting to pay tribute to the BBC Radiphonic Workshop, and the great Dudley Simpson.

But, naturally, the crowning glory was indeed Murray's excellent music. He certainly knows how to fill the Albert Hall with orchestral colour, and that he did. With help from Conductor Ben Foster, and more than a handful of monsters, this year premiering the impressive Ice Warrior, it was a truly dazzling spectacle.

His Song for 50 was definitely a hearfelt birthday song to a true television legend, brimming with emotion, and orchestral and choral fieworks that constantly gave me goosebumps!




Oh, to sit there among the audience wide-eyed and palms sweating and hear all that glorious music live! Lucky, lucky you!!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Doctor Who composer Murray Gold believes that the 50th anniversary might prove controversial.

In a lengthy interview at Den of Geek he said: “There’s some really interesting things to say about that but I can’t say them. It’s very, very well directed. There’s a thing they’ve done in it, which might be controversial… It’s interesting though.”

Perhaps this is something to do with John Hurt’s Doctor and the numbering?

He revealed that some Tennant themes will return: “I had this really weird nostalgic feeling – and you have to bear in mind I am not good at revisiting my own past being reminded of where I was three years ago, onwards is my motto. So, suddenly being where I am now, used to seeing Matt on screen and then suddenly seeing David there. Definitely gonna use some music that is resonant of David’s time.”

Asked for his thoughts on Matt Smith’s departure: “I thought, ‘Well that means a lot of work!’ [Laughs] I thought, ‘Oh my god, are we really not going to hear I Am The Doctor again?’ [Laughs] I instantly began to think. ‘Could we use it for the next one as well?’ Does it maybe capture something eternally Doctorish, does it have to not be there ever again until Matt appears again, as hopefully one day he will, on some new version of the multi-Doctor story. Are we never going to hear I Am The Doctor again until the 60th? If we don’t, then what follows it has to be stronger. I think that, in a way, I Am The Doctor is stronger than the themes Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant had. So, I was thinking those thoughts.”

Gold said he hasn’t thought about the music for Smith’s regeneration yet: “Because that’s the only part of whatever the Christmas Special will be that we’ve had music for before. I’ve written music for regeneration sequences. If it ends up being an hour-long episode then I get about fifty minutes of music with the National Orchestra of Wales. If the episode becomes one hour fifteen [minutes], for example, usually have to find fifteen/twenty minutes of music from some other source other than the most recent session. So, if there was a regeneration sequence and I was short of orchestra music, I might fill it from another regeneration sequence, the music I mean. I still think the regeneration music in episode thirteen, series one [Bad Wolf] is the regeneration music.

He adds: “I just don’t know how it’s gonna happen. Vale Decem could not have been written without a walk through the snow with an Ood sent to lead him to his death. I don’t know what Steven’s [Moffat] gonna do. Maybe it’ll all be chat and talk and then a regeneration, and sound effects – certainly won’t be room for a song. It just depends how Steven writes it. I’m sure he’s aware that there’s potential for something musical. Nudge, nudge!”

Gold says he’s thought about the 12th Doctor’s theme: “I think it should maybe link to the Eleventh Doctor’s theme somehow. If there was a way of doing that, though I just have to wait and see… I don’t know if I can top I Am The Doctor. Maybe it can metamorphose somehow. I don’t know what’s out there, imaginatively – maybe there’s something that will come to mind. Again, it depends who’s cast. And how the first episode looks.”

Gold intends to return for Series 8 saying: “There’s still nothing better to write for.”

http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/murray-gold-hints-at-controversial-50th-51603.htm

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Wonderful interview in Den of Geek!, thanks again.

The best part for me was this, in addition to hear that Gold returns to Series 8:

"But what's the point of me not doing Doctor Who? There's still nothing better to write for. In terms of what it brings out in me, it forces me to write music I'm proud of in a way that a lot of other shows wouldn't. I'd love to carry on doing it because, honestly, there's nothing better to write for.

The music captures the best parts of the show, in feeling. We preserve them and there they are. I've never not given everything. I've never not put Doctor Who first. I haven't sold the show short."

No wonder the music is so brilliant.

 
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