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Brilliant work, Mr. Gold,
This review is from: Doctor Who Original Music from Series One & Two (Audio CD)
How could you not enjoy the music from the new series? While I cannot describe music as well as the experts, I will admit that I have been a Who musicphile (is this a word?) since I started watching the series back in the 70s (INFERNO technically doesn't have an original soundtrack, but you try to watch it and not come away affected). So many incredible talents have created music for Who since the show began in 1963, including Delia Derbyshire, Mark Ayers, Malcolm Clarke, Peter Howell, Brian Hodgson, to name just a few. Due to my musical fascination, I bought this from Amazon UK instead of waiting the extra two months for the US release.
Mr. Gold's music is certainly effective for generating pathos - it is NOT just background for the Doctor's new exciting adventures. I hear a lot of emotional depth in the many notes of each instrument, particularly in DOOMSDAY and THE DOCTOR'S THEME. WESTMINSTER BRIDGE is the exciting scoring from ROSE that helps to create the tone for both the character of Rose and the ninth Doctor(Mr. Eccleston). Can anyone else hear the hint of angels overhead...well, yes, I admit that the human background singers do help to generate that effect. I do appreciate that the music is in no particular order of appearance - it resembles the iPod shuffle.
After listening to this, go back to Delia Derbyshire's "The Delian Mode", or bits of the "Curse of Fenric" soundtrack, or the Banqueting Music from "Warrior's Gate". Listen to the background music of Big Finish's "Spare Parts" or "Sword of Orion". Then try to tell yourself that this isn't every bit as good or better.
My only complaint - there is just not enough. (Well, and because it probably wasn't composed by Mr. Gold, the techno music of Big Brother in BAD WOLF - pshaw!)