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I am the Piano Doctor Man

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJan 8, 2012 12:10 PM

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I make no excuses for my love of Doctor Who, and one of my favorite things about it since it was rebooted back in 2005 has been the music. I have always loved the title theme (originally written by Ron Grainer), ever since I was a little kid, and the modern orchestral reworking of it by Murray Gold is magnificent. I listen to the soundtracks all the time. Gold wrote a new theme for The Doctor for Matt Smith's version of the character, called "I Am the Doctor", and it's fantastic. It's got an odd beat to it, because it's in 7 (as opposed to the usual 2, 3 or 4 beats per measure of most music). A bit off-kilter, just like the Time Lord himself, and with an underlying momentum and power. Also like The Doctor. And that's why I love this video: Murray Gold playing the theme on the piano -- which he posted pseudonymously to YouTube!

[embed width="610"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKrt5IVXQ7k[/embed]

Very cool. I'm looking forward to getting the Series 6 soundtrack as soon as it's available here in the US. But for now, I think I'll just go have a listen to this track from Series 5 played by the National Orchestra of Wales. Allons-y!

Tip o' the sonic screwdriver to The Nerdist!


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