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Old July 14 2013, 09:44 PM   #46
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I think new Doctor Who has the best incidental music of any television program
If you're talking about the groundbreaking 1960s electronic score then I agree. If you're talking about the sub-John Williams shlock we have now then I'd beg to differ.
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Old July 14 2013, 09:50 PM   #47
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I think new Doctor Who has the best incidental music of any television program that's not Battlestar Galactica. I love me some Murray Gold.
^ This.
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Old July 14 2013, 09:58 PM   #48
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I don't have this problem with any other show though. The incidental music in New Who, is the most problematic I've ever encountered. Sometimes I can't even hear the dialogue.
While I fall into the same "love the music" camp as Steve, I recognize that some people (not just you) have problems with the mixing or chosen tone. I'm just not convinced that a different composer would make a difference.

Did you watch Miracle Day, also scored by Murray Gold? Did you think that had the same issues?
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Old July 14 2013, 10:00 PM   #49
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I don't remember having any opinion about the music in Miracle Day, which is a good sign that it didn't stand out as intrusive.
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Old July 15 2013, 12:28 AM   #50
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There's a reason I have almost all of the DW soundtracks.

This was very fun to see/hear even if it was only in the above snippets. The idea of a concert devoted purely to the musical scores from the revived series is something so fun. The way it is produced and created as an event, something the whole family can attend and enjoy is appealing on many levels. It's hard to imagine many of the classic scenes without the score Gold has provided: various scenes from "The Girl in the Fireplace" and "Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead", "The End of Time", "The Eleventh Hour" and so much more would be completely altered. At times I confess the volume seems a bit much, but generally I have enjoyed it all immensely.
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Old July 15 2013, 02:46 AM   #51
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I really love the music in Doctor who. I want the 11th doctor theme for my phone
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Old July 15 2013, 08:47 AM   #52
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I really love the music in Doctor who. I want the 11th doctor theme for my phone
I have his theme as my ringtone. Heads always turn when my phone rings.
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Old July 15 2013, 02:39 PM   #53
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Hey, DalekJim, since no one has bothered to tell you, there is a section of the program where they paid tribute to Dudley Simpson who composed many of the incidental scores for "classic" DW. They played several highlights from his work including the "march" from "Tomb of the Cybermen", one of his most distinctive pieces. It sounded VERY impressive with the backing of the entire Royal Philharmonic. Sorry, I can't remember when during the presentation they started that tribute.

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Old July 15 2013, 02:43 PM   #54
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Do we know when BBCA will air the special?
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Old July 15 2013, 02:48 PM   #55
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Dunno' but one can at least enjoy the entire presentation as originally broadcast through BBC Radio 3 via the link Cutter John supplied on the second page...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b036ts7t?t=0.362

That's how I experienced it yesterday. During the "intermission", the broadcast cut to an interview with the audio engineer who created the iconic TARDIS sound effects. Yes, he's still alive.

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Old July 15 2013, 03:25 PM   #56
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But it would be nice to see video.
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Old July 15 2013, 07:10 PM   #57
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The classic series section starts about 20 minutes into part two.
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Old July 15 2013, 09:53 PM   #58
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Hey, DalekJim, since no one has bothered to tell you, there is a section of the program where they paid tribute to Dudley Simpson who composed many of the incidental scores for "classic" DW. They played several highlights from his work including the "march" from "Tomb of the Cybermen", one of his most distinctive pieces. It sounded VERY impressive with the backing of the entire Royal Philharmonic. Sorry, I can't remember when during the presentation they started that tribute.

Sincerely,

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Pedant alert, but that was a selection of music by various composers of old (Simpson's - who was in attendance - bit being the City of Death suite);

TARDIS takeoff - Brian Hodgson
The Daleks - Tristram Cary
Space Adventure: The Tomb of the Cybermen - Martin Slavin
The Sea Devils - Malcolm Clarke
City of Death - Dudley Simpson
Logopolis - Paddy Kingsland
The Five Doctors (with Sixth Doctor speech) - Peter Howell
The Curse of Fenric - Mark Ayres

Howell and Ayers were there, performing the radiophonic sections. Peter Davison's intro begins at 1:35.45 on iPlayer.
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Old July 15 2013, 09:54 PM   #59
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If they stay true to form, we'll see the video version right around the holidays.

Having given it another listen, I'd really love a 50th anniversary tribute album, with in studio orchestral versions of the classic themes. Preferably with all the electronics in tune this time.
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Old July 15 2013, 09:58 PM   #60
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The synth sounded a bit off during the rendition of the main theme. The 2010 Proms version is outstanding.
I couldn't actually hear the synth where I was seated, so it sounded perfect to me! I've checked what I recorded on my camera. Sadly its only mono though.
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