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Published on January 8th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

A Duck Playing the Piano

Since Doctor Who returned in 2005 Murray Gold has been at the heart of creating the right feel for every episode with his fascinating soundtracks, multi-layered, extravagantly arranged and memorable pieces of music that tell story after story whether in the context of an episode or when listened to alone.

While some have criticised his continued connection with the show (they’ll miss him when he’s gone!) most of us look forward to his work on the show which ranges from his various arrangements of the theme tune to “Song for Ten” at the end of “The Christmas Invasion”, from “All the Strange, Strange Creatures” (the one you hear when stuff gets desperate for the Tenth Doctor) to “I Am The Doctor”, first heard in The Eleventh Hour.

It’s that last piece that we’re treated to here this evening – if you’re not watching Sherlock, check this out instead.

Using the slightly mad and anonymous YouTube moniker “TerrifiedDuck” Mr Gold has uploaded video of him performing that dramatic piece solo on a piano, and it’s pretty smashing to watch!

Now, if only he had done it dressed as a duck…

(Via DiscoverMagazine)


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

2 Responses to A Duck Playing the Piano

  1. avatar tommyscot says:

    It makes me yearn for the autumn. Although there are occasions when I would support the less-is-more theory in the soundtrack, Gold’s contribution to the DNA of the modern doctor is undeniable and often very telling.
    The pace of this piece reflects the very frantic edit that contemporary TV audiences apparently demand. Oh for the space and time to allow the moment to gather nuance, as witnessed in Sherlock and in Treasure Island. Then a soundtrack can luxuriate in the pause or gather us up in a crescendo!

  2. avatar Bob James says:

    Bravo! Keep up the exceptional work, Murray!

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