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 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 5:06 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I didn't realize Murray Gold was so young. It would have to be a 2 CD set. One episode in particular had a lot of great music in it, and that would fill up half a disc on its own.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

I didn't realize Murray Gold was so young.

Since he's my age I will only say "Thank you." big grin

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

I didn't realize he was so old!^^

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

Despite knowing the truth, I always hear a woman's voice when I listen to Vale Decem. To the point where I'm freaked out by videos like this.

From the 4-minute mark:

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

If you pop over to the other side of the board and look in the Eurovision thread, you'll see another example of a countertenor with a hellish impressive voice (I'd like to youtube but its a phaff from the iPad).

Second to last post

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=89241&forumID=7&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I was just about to post that

link: http://www.doctorwhomusic.com/doctor-who-series-7/ and cover

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Love that cover...and can't wait for the release!

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Love that cover...and can't wait for the release!

Dr. Who was actually the Final Question on Jeopardy today:


"In 2013, Britain marked this show's 50th Anniv. with a series of stamps of the 11 actors who have played the lead role"

This is certainly not the first time Dr. Who has been the Jeopardy question either:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT-XFRFxG5A

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 12:39 AM   
 By:   ian642002   (Member)

Wake Up, the song from The Rings of Akhaten (uplifting and melancholic at the same time; integral to the story, just like Abigail´s Song was earlier).

Both episode and the music for it were deemed the worst many had seen and heard in a long time. And they were right. A squirm-inducing experience.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 3:53 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I didn't care at all for that episode, although a rewatch may do it good. The one thing I do remember liking was the music, though - looking forward to hearing it again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   ian642002   (Member)

For me, it´s a profound episode about lost possibilities and untold stories and chance meetings and has criticism of empty religions to boot. The solitary leaf is a wonderful metaphor throughout the episode; mother´s love is at the core of this story.

Yecch.

Yes, I suppose I am a cynic, but I do like Doctor Who and always have done. But that episode was like having half a ton of sugar being pushed down your throat (and in your ears). If you like the kind of tatty sentimentality that could floor rhinos, fair enough.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Wake Up, the song from The Rings of Akhaten (uplifting and melancholic at the same time; integral to the story, just like Abigail´s Song was earlier).

Both episode and the music for it were deemed the worst many had seen and heard in a long time. And they were right. A squirm-inducing experience.


Yeah I have to agree. I couldn't stand that episode or the music. Even the effects were bad. Everything about that episode was b-a-d, BAD. But every series has a stinker or two.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

As has been said here, many dislike The Rings of Akhaten episode and score. But some of those who hated the episode have admitted that the score played better in the concert setting of the Proms. Something at least.

Now the scorn is being aimed at Song for 50. For me it was only the lyrics that I found perhaps a little cheesy. I mentioned this to some classical music buffs in my local pub, and they asked me what the overall effect was, and I of course replied "stunning". They said that up to a point, the lyrics might not be so important (if you have a problem with them), as many Opera fans love the form without ever understanding a word since it's in Italian or another language anyway! And let's face it, this was Murray's own bit of self indulgence, his own expression of fondness for our favourite show. He has more than earned the right to let it all out as far as I'm concerned, especially as it results in such a fantastic piece, which is filling my ears as I type.

I can tell you Kari, that the Prom at the weekend was a very emotional occasion. With the last Prom, there was a visual presentation of all the Doctors regenerations set to This is Gallifrey, which brought the house down. Well, this year they did the same thing set to Vale Decem. It was double the emotion and double the response! Plus we had recognition of the past composers from the Classic era, including the famous BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Dudley Simpson. Now in his nineties it must have been his wildest dream to hear his lovely piano music from City of Death (1979 starring Tom Baker) performed in such a wonderful way. He must have had tears in his eyes, 'cause I know I did! On top of all this joining the present day stars, were 5th Doctor Peter Davison, and original companion (to William Hartnell, 1963) Carole Ann Ford.

My ears are still ringing from this concert. Mainly because I haven't stopped playing it! I look forward to the next such occasion. The music, for a fan like me, presents a far more emotional connection than any convention could, much as I enjoy those too.





 
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