“And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming which she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates, she’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived, and save a whale in outer space.
Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.”
As a composer I don’t have a protective shield against what’s happening. It goes right into me and sort of empathetic overdrive. I love this show, I mean it just puts you on the rack. One minute you’re flying around London, next minute you’re on some kind of go-kart in space, and then it just comes down to two people saying goodbye, quite often, and it’s tragic. It kills me every time, so yeah I really live that and it’s a great show to work on. (x)
We visited “Doctor Who” composer Murray Gold in his New York studio to discuss his work on the series since it was relaunched in 2005 under producer Russel T. Davies and Doctor Christopher Eccleston. Gold has since worked on every season of the show, changing the music to fit the personalities of each new Doctor.
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The Doctor Who Fan Orchestra are proud to present their seventh collaboration: “Amy’s Suite”.
The suite contains the following themes: “Little Amy”, “The Blush of Love”, “Amy’s Theme”, “Together” and “Amy Reprise (Two Years)” — all composed by Murray Gold. The latter two themes (from “The Angels Take Manhattan” and “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe”) have not yet been officially released on a soundtrack, and have therefore been given unofficial titles.
The Doctor Who Fan Orchestra invites musical fans of Doctor Who to take part in an online collaborative celebration of Murray Gold’s music. Participants submitted recordings for this work from March to April 2013.
This final mix includes 444 submissions from 292 individual participants, ranging in age from 10 to 81, and who are located in at least 26 different countries across the world.
The DWFO will take a short break, returning later in 2013 with the “50th Anniversary Suite”. We will advertise extensively nearer the time.
For more, please visit the DWFO Youtube Channel.
Did I just make Doomsday 8-bit?
Yes I did.
do I regret it?
I always do.
Had a great time with the brilliant #DoctorWho composer, Murray Gold and @MTVGeek. #MadManwithaBox
The Doctor Who Proms returns for the third time as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations and will feature special guests in two concerts.
Matt Smith said: “I love the Albert Hall. I love the Proms. I love classical music. I think it’s a great thing to see all of Murray [Gold]’s really brilliant score over the years come to life”
Saturday 13 July, 7.30pm and Sunday 14 July, 10.30am at Royal Albert Hall
Doctor Who returns to the Proms to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular BBC series. As well as showcasing Murray Gold’s music from the past eight years, the concert also journeys back to the early days of Doctor Who and the groundbreaking work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Featuring special guests from the series, big screens and a host of monsters ready to invade the Royal Albert Hall, this is not the year to be exterminated!
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced nominations for their 2013 Television Craft Awards and we’re delighted to report that Doctor Who has been nominated in two categories.
The Mill have been nominated in the Visual Effects and Graphic Design category for their incredible work on recent episodes and composer Murray Gold is nominated in the Original Television Music category, specifically for his outstanding music for Asylum of the Daleks.
The British Academy Television Craft Awards celebrate the best of TV’s top behind-the-scenes talent and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Sunday, April 28. Good luck to Murray and The Mill!
On Tuesday night (February 26) in Liverpool, BBC Worldwide Showcase paid tribute to one of the BBC’s most successful and long-running global franchises, Doctor Who, as the series heads toward its 50th anniversary this November.
Mark Williams (who played Rory’s father Brian in Season 7) hosted the Doctor Who Showcase Symphonic Spectacular, a celebration of Murray Gold’s epic music score for the show. Led by the boyishly Tennant-esque Ben Foster as conductor, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Sense of Sound choir made Gold’s compositions sound even more mythic. The soloists Daniel Keating-Roberts and Elin Manahan Thomas lent their voices to a couple of the numbers; Thomas was particularly moving with her soprano renderings of “Madman with a Box” and the gorgeous “Abigail’s Song.”
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! (With love from all of us at the DWFO!)
The Doctor Who Fan Orchestra are proud to present their sixth collaboration: “A Christmas Carol (Suite)”.
The suite contains the following themes: “Come Alond Pond”, “You Didn’t Hit The Boy”, “Fish”, “Babysitter”, “The Other Half’s Inside The Shark”, “He Comes Every Christmas”, “New Memories” and “Abigail’s Song” — all composed by Murray Gold.
The Doctor Who Fan Orchestra invites musical fans of Doctor Who to take part in an online collaborative celebration of Murray Gold’s music. Participants submitted recordings for this work from November to December 2012.
This final mix includes over 350 submissions from 241 individual participants, ranging in age from 12 to 80, and who are located in at least 25 different countries across the world.
The next piece will be “Amy’s Suite” - featuring some classic Amy themes as well as one or two surprises. To take part, look out for instructions in the upcoming promotional video.
Conductor Ben Foster, composer Murray Gold, and Dudley Simpson who composed the music for over 370 episodes of Doctor Who between 1964 and 1980.
Not only will we be treated to a ‘new’ TARDIS during The Snowmen (Christmas Day at 5.15pm), but the episode will premiere a revamped theme tune and opening title sequence.
We can’t give too much away about the new-look titles except to say they are wonderfully dramatic and striking, with a couple of unexpected touches. In short, they’re a perfect way to welcome back the Doctor!
And fans of the famous Doctor Who theme tune needn’t worry… This new arrangement remains true to the original, written by Ron Grainer back in 1963, but on Christmas Day you’ll hear it as it’s never sounded before. This latest version is more thrilling and powerful but retains that slightly scary quality that remains stirring no matter how many times you catch it.
Last night was the first performance of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at the Sydney Opera House!
Get ready for an invasion as Sydney Opera House opens its doors to Doctor Who in a musical celebration of the iconic BBC series. Presented live on stage by special guests and Doctor Who stars Alex Kingston (“River Song”) and Mark Williams (“Brian Williams”), try and keep pace with the Doctor on the big screen whilst the concert hall is overrun by hordes of monsters - watch out for the Silence, Daleks and Cybermen!
Following sold out shows in Melbourne the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular features Murray Gold’s captivating music from the last two seasons of Doctor Who performed by The Metropolitan Orchestra, conducted by Ben Foster.
A wide range of Doctor Who merchandise is available including exclusive, limited edition items created by the BBC especially for this event. Stock is limited so pre-order a merchandise package with your tickets to ensure you don’t miss out and save $20 off the at-show prices!
Merchandise package includes:
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular exclusive tote bag
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular exclusive poster
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular programme
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular lanyard and laminate
The team and some of the members of the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra look back on pieces 1-5, with explanations of the “virtual orchestra” process.
All music composed by Murray Gold, performed by the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra.
Oooh… I see myself…