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Murray Gold (born 1969) is an English composer for stage, film, and television and a dramatist for both theatre and radio.

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Gold has been nominated for a BAFTA four times in the category Best Original Television Music, for Vanity Fair (1999), Queer as Folk (2000), Casanova (2006) and Doctor Who (2008). His score for the BAFTA winning film Kiss of Life was awarded the ‘Mozart Prize of the 7th Art’ by a French jury at Aubagne in 2003. He has also been nominated four times by the Royal Television Society in categories relating to music for television.

He has worked with Russell T Davies, the former writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, many times in the past on projects such as Casanova (starring David Tennant), The Second Coming (starring Christopher Eccleston) and Queer as Folk 1 & 2. He has also provided the incidental music for the 2000s version of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) alongside James Bond composer David Arnold, who provided the theme tune. None of his incidental music was released on the soundtrack CD for that show.

He wrote the theme tune for the Channel 4 series Shameless and scored the period drama The Devil’s Whore.

Doctor Who and related series
Since 2005, Gold has served as musical director for the new series of Doctor Who for the BBC. In this capacity, he created a new arrangement of the show’s theme (originally composed by Ron Grainer) and also composes the show’s incidental music. Silva Screen released a compilation of Gold’s Doctor Who incidental music from the first and second series, entitled Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack, on December 11, 2006. A second CD, Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack - Series 3, was released on November 5, 2007 and a third, Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack - Series 4, was released in November 2008. He has also been seen very briefly in the show itself, making a cameo appearance (and wearing a false moustache) in the 2007 Christmas special “Voyage of the Damned”. Also, some of his music for the 2008-2010 specials will be released on October 4, 2010, entitled Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack - Series 4: The Specials. On November 8, Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack - Series 5 will be released.

Gold’s initial arrangement of the Doctor Who theme did not include “middle eight” portion originally used in the theme, although he later reinstated it for a rearrangement of the theme introduced in the series’ 2005 Christmas episode and subsequently used in the 2006 series of the programme.

Gold has created many themes to be associated with various elements of the show, creating two themes for The Doctor (“The Doctor’s Theme” and “The Doctor Forever”), Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Gallifrey, The Master, Astrid Peth, the Cybermen, and the Daleks.

Gold re-arranged the Doctor Who opening theme in 2010 for Series 5. With the 2010 series, Gold also created two new musical identities for the Eleventh Doctor (“I Am The Doctor” and “A Madman With A Box,” replacing themes previously associated with the Ninth and Tenth Doctors), a theme for Amy Pond, the Silurians and the Daleks. He also continued to use the theme for the Cybermen, as well several action cues such as “Corridors and Fire Escapes” and “All the Strange, Strange Creatures.”

Although his music for the 2005 series of Doctor Who relied largely on sampled sounds, his later arrangements for the show, beginning with “The Christmas Invasion,” have been more orchestral, often being recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, supplemented by vocal performances with Melanie Pappenheim and others. By contrast, music for the classic 1963-1989 series of Doctor Who, as produced by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Mark Ayres et al., generally had an electronic feel, with innovative instrumentation.

Gold also wrote the theme tunes for Doctor Who spin-offs The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood, and composes music for the latter series alongside Ben Foster. A selection of their compositions, entitled Torchwood: Original Television Soundtrack, was made available during August 2008. He arranged the theme tunes to Totally Doctor Who and Doctor Who Confidential, both of which are variations on the Doctor Who theme.

Gold has created, arranged and orchestrated two special live concerts for the music from Doctor Who. The first, “Doctor Who: A Celebration”, was played at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff in 2006; the second, the Doctor Who Prom, was part of the BBC Proms on 24 July 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Two further concerts featuring Gold’s music were announced as part of the BBC Proms season for 2010, once again at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

In March 2010, his Doctor Who soundtrack entered UK radio station Classic FM’s Hall of Fame as that year’s second highest new entry.

Editado por Adrianovaz2007 em Nov 4 2010, 5h50

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