A couple Fridays ago, I shared the music of Hans Zimmer - a film composer and music producer - with you. This week I'd like to offer up some of my favorite music from Murray Gold, an English composer for stage, film, and television. I've come to know his music through the new Doctor Who series on BBC America for which Gold has served as the musical director since 2005.
Quite frankly I think it's absolutely brilliant and is part of what makes Doctor Who the great show that I think it is. I actually listened to the music A LOT before I watched the show (prompted by Amanda's love of The Doctor as well as the enthusiasm of Jamie of Duward Discussion) so I was able to grasp how well the music intertwined itself with the adventures of a 903-year old Time Lord as he journeyed time and space. I became totally sucked in to the series and a good deal of that is because of Murray Gold's amazing music and the really good stories - of course it didn't hurt that Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, John Barrowman, and John Simm were all amazing actors to boot! The show has made me laugh, it's made me cry, and it's made me think - all hallmarks of something more than 'just a TV show'.
I've got the music from both Series 3 and 4 on my iPod and it makes for some great traveling music - even the more introspective pieces. Playlist.com didn't have as many choices as I would have liked but for now, these five shall have to do. Enjoy!