The BBC has identified Delia Derbyshire’s Doctor Who theme as one of ten pieces to be studied as part of a project to introduce children to classical music. This puts her on a level with Gershwin, Vivaldi and Brahms! Details: Children to study Doctor Who theme tune in BBC Ten Pieces. +++ Message Ends +++
If you’re interested in the impact of Doctor Who on popular culture or at least the theme tune on popular music, you might want to have a look at this piece by James Baldock on the DWC site: DOC OF THE POPS: THE TYPE 40 AND THE TOP 40. Although it covers familiar ground, I learned…
If you’re near Swindon either today (9 Nov 2018) or tomorrow, you might want to visit the Noctium Theatre for a production concerning the musical life of Delia Derbyshire. Titled Hymns for Robots, more details in the Swindon Advertiser: Noctium Theatre lands TARDIS for Delia Derbyshire drama. <<< Message Ends >>>
New on the BBC Doctor Who site is a video on how Segun Akinola created the music for series 11. It’s not just one for the musos! There’s also contributions from Chris Chibnall. Check it out: Making The Theme Tune. &&& Message Ends &&&
So, the BBC has unveiled some new look and feel for the first series of the Chibnall era (Jodie Whittaker Unveils Brand New Doctor Who Logo). I like the moody look of the picture (left) more than the little sequence on the news item, it did make me wonder what else might change. I was…
Here’s one candidate, thanks to BBC 3: New Doctor Who… new theme tune? Thanks to the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band! +*+ Message Ends +*+
UK prog rockers Traffic Experiment have recorded a tremendous version of the Doctor Who theme music. Available on their website (here), there is also a video of them playing on YouTube.