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BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

Doctor Who (Series 4 - The Specials/Original Soundtrack)

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Release Date: 04/10/2010

Discs: 2

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The venerable British science fiction television series Doctor Who has been on the air for a long time; so long, in fact, that as of the end of the fourth edition of its 21st century manifestation, it had gone through ten different actors playing the title character. The tenth Doctor Who, David Tennant, gets his send-off with this double-CD soundtrack for four special episodes that were part of the fourth series, running through the end of 2009, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, and The Waters of Mars, making up the first disc, and The End of Time taking up the second. As usual, composer Murray Gold has written the stirring, varied orchestral music, played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with the Crouch End Festival Chorus piping in here and there with sustained vocals of "ooh" and "ah." Gold is unrestrained in his sweeping scoring, never afraid to create large effects, whether they are meant to be romantic, suspenseful, or, not infrequently, goofy. In fact, at times he clearly seems to have his tongue in his cheek (if not actually stuck out) as in, for example, the playful "Wilf's Wiggle" from The End of Time. Soon enough, however, the music turns bombastic; subtle it isn't. By the end, Gold has presented "Vale Decem," which he describes as his version of "My Way" for the tenth doctor; it's sung by a boy tenor. Finally, the 11th actor to play the role is introduced in the final track, "The New Doctor," a synthesizer rock theme suggests the season five music may be more contemporary. In any case, Doctor Who will go on, it seems, forever. ~ William Ruhlmann

Disc 1
1. Vale
2. A A Victorian Christmas
3. Not the Doctor
4. A A Bit of a Drag
5. In the Sea of Memory
6. Hidden in the Closet
7. The The Wonder of Balloons
8. A A Forceful Intelligence
9. The The Greats of Past Time
10. The The March of the Cybermen
11. Goodbyes
12. A A Disturbance in the Night
13. The The Cat Burglar
14. Alone in the Desert
15. A A Special Sort of Bus
16. Stirring in the Sands
17. Lithuania
18. Letter to Earth
19. By Water Borne
20. The The Fate of Little Adelaide
21. Altering Lives
Disc 2
1. We Shall Fare Well
2. A A Frosty Ood
3. A A Dream of Catastrophe
4. All in the Balance
5. A A Ruined Gaol
6. Wilf's Wiggle
7. Minnie Hooper
8. The The End Draws Near
9. Gallifrey
10. Final Days
11. The The Council of the Time Lords
12. The The Master Suite
13. The The Ruined Childhood
14. A A Chaotic Escape
15. The The World Waits
16. A A Longing to Leave
17. A A Lot of Life Behind Us
18. Dealing with the Menace
19. Speeding to Earth
20. The The Time Lords' Last Stand
21. The The Clouds Pass
22. Four Knocks
23. Song for Ten (Reprise)
24. Vale Decem
25. Vale
26. The The New Doctor