Published on August 3rd, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds
MusicFromTheMovies.com have been singing the praises of Who composer/arranger/all round genius Murray Gold after the stellar reception for the Doctor Who Proms 2010.
The 2nd Doctor Who Prom gave fansÂ the treat of hearing Gold’s various themes performed immaculately by the BBC National Orchestra of WalesÂ and ably conducted by Ben Foster (Doctor Who, Torchwood) and alsoÂ to see the stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvil in the flesh.
Commenting on the spectacle they said;
“Doctor Who is something very special, and deserves nothing less than a blockbuster presentation. And thatâ€™s exactly what the promenaders got in this 2 Â¼ hour spectacular. This fusion of two of the BBCâ€™s biggest brands wasâ€¦ ahem, out of this world.”
Gold was praised for just how well his themes convade Steven Moffat’s intentions of creating a ‘fairtale’.
His medley “Liz, Lizards, Vampires and Vincent” was singled out for showing just how versatile Gold is;
“If ever there was proof that scoring this show is the best job in the world, just listen to the opportunities that it presents the composer. Different countries, different time periods and different genres all mean that no two shows are the same, and no two scores tread the same ground.”
The event also saw Matt Smith performing as the Doctor enlisting the help of a youngster to defuse a ‘timey-wimey explodey-wodey’ gizmo.
To cap the evening the Orchestra played out Gold’s reinterpreatation of Ron Grainer’s classic Who Theme whose reception was captured by the article;
“As the final notes faded away the sound of the rapturous audience drowned out anything that could have been thrown at them. Standing ovations, cries of joy and whoops of admiration were showered on Murray, Ben, Yamit, Mark, Matt, Karen and Arthur, who must have felt like they were on top of the world.”
The Doctor Who Prom 2010 will be broadcast on BBC Three later this month. You can pre-order Murray Gold’s sterling work on last years specials, including Vale Decem (“Farewell Ten”), for just Â£11.99 at Amazon.