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Doctor Who music

I have discovered something rather remarkable: "I Am the Doctor."

My Doctor Who theme will always be the doo-wee-ooh of Nine and Ten (and I assume the Old School Who as well?), but what makes this such a nice song, aside from the epic awesomeness that puts a spring in your step and makes you think you can take on the daleks in your life in a way the doo-wee-ooh just doesn't... is it's thoroughly orchestral. Meaning I can work out how to adapt it to piano, maybe jazz it up or put my own special spin on it. I even found sheet music of the basic theme online to give me a starting point.

I doubt it will sound exactly like this because every musician puts her own spin on it, but here's a lovely piano rendition. Also a nice fan video with scenes from the show worked in, so it probably has spoilers I'm not even aware of. I have barely begun to know Eleven, but these scenes leave me genuinely sad he has to leave us so soon - and excited for the day I've seen enough of the show to really watch him properly. For an awkward baby giraffe, Matt Smith certainly is an inspiring one. Although I must say, the sight of Rory dressed as a Roman is bizarre even by Whovian standards. Geronimo!


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Dec. 5th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
This is making me all very wibbly and missing him already!

Oh, look, here's a nice video with theme music for Nine, Ten, and Eleven! There seems to be just enough variation between 9 and 10 to distinguish them (choral version/orchestral version). Eleven's theme suits his hyperkinetic personality perfectly! *wibbles some more*


Dammit, why are you not embedding? Anywhere, here's the link: Doctor's Themes 9,10, 11. Enjoy!
Dec. 5th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
I loved both of those versions, but I think the piano one the most!

But you are right, the "doo-wee-ooh" followed by the "da-da-da-da da-da-da-da" is the basic theme that ties all the versions of the last 50 years together!

BTW, speaking of Classic Who, did you get an opportunity to see "An Adventure in Space and Time"? It was a docudrama about the beginnings of the show, and the first Doctor. Really fascinating!
Dec. 5th, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
You might enjoy this; it's a compilation of ALL the Doctor Who opening themes:

I thought it was interesting to see how the music subtly evolved over the decades!
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