Saturday, 24 July 2010

Doctor Who Prom

The first Doctor Who Prom of 2010 took place today, Saturday, hosted by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who record the soundtrack for the series, presented a selection of intergalactic music, including Murray Gold’s music from the TV show, plus a selection of classical favourites including Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Mars from Holst's The Planets and Orff's Carmina Burnana.

Before the concert, Matt Smith said of the Doctor Who Prom:
Utterly nerve-wracking... I think that Murray Gold is incredible, totally incredibly – a genius – and to hear all that in the Royal Albert Hall will just be one of the most soaring experiences.

The concert programme can be viewed on the Proms website, providing full details of the concert, the performers' biographies and an interview with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

The programme is now available for seven days on the BBC iPlayer.

Doctor Who Prom - Part One
  • Murray Gold - The Mad Man with a Box
  • Murray Gold - An Untimely Arrival
  • John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • Murray Gold - I Am The Doctor
  • William Walton - Overture Portsmouth Point
  • Gustav Holst - The Planets - Mars
  • Murray Gold - Battle in the Skies

Interval Twenty Minutes - Dance of the Daleks
How do you make a sink-plunger seem scary? Matthew Sweet, who spent the Saturday tea-times of his youth peering at the television from behind the sofa, time-travels through Doctor Who's 47-year history to investigate the weird and wonderful soundworld of its incidental music. He talks with some of the composers who have contributed, in very different musical styles, to the enduring success of the programme over the decades.

Doctor Who Prom - Part Two
  • Carl Orff - Carmina Burana - O Fortuna
  • Murray Gold - Amy
  • Murray Gold - Liz, Lizards and Vincenyt
  • Richard Wagner - Die Walkure
  • Murray Gold - This is Gallifrey / Vale decem
  • Murray Gold - Pandorica Suite
  • Murray Gold - Song of Freedom
  • Ron Grainer - Doctor Who Theme