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Doctor Who - The Curse of Fenric



Composed, arranged, performed and produced by Mark Ayres
Mark Ayres: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fenric
CD, July 1991
Silva Screen FILMCD 087

1.
Introduction: Doctor Who
2.
The Boats
3.
Beach-head and Rat-Trap
4.
Sealed Orders
5.
Eyes Watching
6.
Commander Millington
7.
Viking Graves
8.
Maidens' Point
9.
The Translations
10.
Audrey and Millington's Office
11.
The Curse of Fenric
12.
High Stakes
13.
The Crypt
14.
The Ambush
15.
The Well of Vergelmir
16.
The Ultima Machine
17.
Dangerous Undercurrents
18.
The Seduction of Prozorov
19.
Half-Time Score
20.
Exit Miss Hardaker / The Vicar and the Vampires
21.
Stop the Machine!
22.
The Haemovores
23.
The Battle for St. Jude's
24.
The Mineshaft
25.
Sealing the Hatch
26.
House Guests
27.
The Letter
28.
Evil from the Dawn of Time
29.
The Storm Breaks
30.
Ancient Enemies
31.
Shadow Dimensions
32.
Chemical Grenade
33.
The Great Serpent
34.
Pawns in the Game
35.
Kathleen's Escape
36.
The Wolves of Fenric
37.
Black Wins, Time Lord!
38.
The Final Battle
39.
Epilogue: Doctor Who

Faced with reluctance from BBC Worldwide to release any further Doctor Who soundtrack records after the relative failures of Doctor Who - The Music II and The Doctor Who 25th Anniversary Album, composer and producer Mark Ayres began a relationship with Silva Screen that would span half a decade and numerous Doctor Who releases. As well as Ayres' three complete incidental soundtracks, and reissues of Doctor Who - The Music (both volumes), Silva Screen reissued Metro Music's Myth Makers - The Music, the already famous Variations on a Theme EP and Argo Records' original 1976 story LP, Dr. Who and the Pescatons, and had plans to release a special collection of Dominic Glynn music (Black Light II - The Remixes) and remaster the DWAS compilation of stock music, Space Adventures. They also issued a CD recorded by Heathcliff Blair, recreating the Doctor Who soundtrack music of Dudley Simpson.

The Curse of Fenric was much publicised as the first commercial release of a complete Doctor Who incidental collection. The album coincided with the BBC's own video presentation of the story with additional scenes and alternative edits, and the CD included some of the extra cues recorded for this extended version, marked out in the sleevenotes; twelve years later, the entire original score was included as an isolated soundtrack on the October 2003 BBC DVD release of the as-broadcast episodes (BBCDVD#1154). Ayres recorded the entire score from scratch for a new movie-length version of the episodes on the same DVD; selections from this were used on the DVD menus, though there has been no commercial release of this 2003 rerecording.

When copyright issues arose concerning the proposed inclusion of Keff McCulloch's Doctor Who theme, Mark Ayres recorded his own interpretation to fit with the style of the CD - an arrangement that would later be released as Doctor Who - Traditional Version on numerous TV Themes compilations. Music from The Curse of Fenric was later released on the Silva Screen compilations The Best of Doctor Who and The Worlds of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy



Composed, arranged, performed and produced by Mark Ayres
Mark Ayres: Doctor Who - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
CD, April 1992
Silva Screen FILMCD 114

1.
Introduction: Doctor Who
2.
The Psychic Rap
3.
Invitation to Segonax
4.
Bellboy and Flowerchild
5.
A Warning
6.
Fellow Explorers
7.
The Robot Attacks
8.
Something Sinister
9.
'Welcome, One and All!'
10.
The Circus Ring
11.
Deadbeat
12.
Eavesdropping
13.
'Let Me Entertain You' / Stone Archway
14.
The Well
15.
Powers on the Move
16.
Sifting Dreams
17.
Survival of the Fittest
18.
Bellboy's Sacrifice
19.
Plans
20.
The Werewolf / "Request Stop"
21.
The Gods of Ragnarok
22.
Playing for Time
23.
Entry of the Psychic Clowns
24.
Liberty Who
25.
Psychic Carnival
26.
Coda: Kingpin's New Circus
27.
Epilogue: Doctor Who

The new arrangement of the Doctor Who theme on this CD was remixed from Doctor Who: Mood Version on the 1989 Metro Music EP, Variations on a Theme. Ayres had hoped to include a song that had recorded during production by members of the cast and crew, which had already been suggested to BBC Records as a potential tie-in single, but copyright issues arose concerning the vocal performances. The Psychic Circus had been written by Ayres and cast member Christopher Guard, retelling the plot of the story and performed by Guard and other members of the cast, but despite John Nathan-Turner's backing, BBC Records were not interested - possibly because of the recent release of their Doctor Who 25th Anniversary Album. Music from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy was later released on the Silva Screen compilations The Best of Doctor Who and The Worlds of Doctor Who.

Classic Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Various Artists: Doctor Who - Earthshock - Classic Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1
CD / Cassette, November 1992
Silva Screen FILMCD 709

1.
Tardis - Doctor Who Ron Grainer arr. Delia Derbyshire
2.
The Sea Devils Malcolm Clarke
3.
Meglos Peter Howell
4.
The World of Doctor Who Dudley Simpson arr. Dick Mills
5.
Inferno - Blue Veils and Golden Sands Delia Derbyshire
6.
The Keeper of Traken - Nyssa's Theme Roger Limb
7.
The Keeper of Traken - Kassia's Wedding Music Roger Limb
8.
The Keeper of Traken - The Threat of Melkur Roger Limb
9.
Four to Doomsday- Exploring the Lab Roger Limb
10.
Four to Doomsday - Nyssa is Hypnotised Roger Limb
11.
The Leisure Hive Peter Howell
12.
Inferno - The Delian Mode Delia Derbyshire
13.
Arc of Infinity - Omega Field Force Roger Limb
14.
Arc of Infinity - Ergon Threat Roger Limb
15.
Arc of Infinity - The Termination of the Doctor Roger Limb
16.
Warriors' Gate - Banqueting Music Peter Howell
17.
Kinda - TSS Machine Attacked Peter Howell
18.
Snakedance - Janissary Band Peter Howell
19.
Earthshock - Subterranean Caves Malcolm Clarke
20.
Earthshock - Requiem Malcolm Clarke
21.
Earthshock - March of the Cybermen Malcolm Clarke
22.
Tardis - Doctor Who - Reprise Ron Grainer arr. Delia Derbyshire

Various Artists: Doctor Who - The Five Doctors - Classic Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2
CD / Cassette, November 1992
Silva Screen FILMCD 710

1.
Doctor Who Ron Grainer arr. Peter Howell
2.
Enlightenment Malcolm Clarke
3.
The King's Demons Jonathan Gibbs
4.
The Five Doctors Peter Howell
5.
Warriors of the Deep Jonathan Gibbs
6.
The Awakening Peter Howell
7.
Resurrection of the Daleks Malcolm Clarke
8.
Planet of Fire Peter Howell
9.
The Caves of Androzani Roger Limb
10.
Doctor Who (Reprise) Ron Grainer arr. Peter Howell

Remastered versions of Doctor Who - The Music and Doctor Who - The Music II as 'Classic Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop'. Each track was sourced from the original BBC master tapes, and producer Mark Ayres prepared special edits of TARDIS - Doctor Who and Doctor Who (1980) to close each disc, since the full-length version of Doctor Who (1980) had been moved to Volume 2 to balance the CDs. Bonus tracks from the BBC Radiophonic Music LP and Dudley Simpson's Moonbase 3 single were also included.

Doctor Who - Ghost Light



Composed, arranged, performed and produced by Mark Ayres
Mark Ayres: Doctor Who - Ghost Light
CD, June 1993
Silva Screen FILMCD 133

1.
The Madhouse
2.
Redvers, I Presume?
3.
Uncharted Territory
4.
Heart of the Interior
5.
Enter Josiah
6.
Indoor Lightning
7.
Nimrod Observed
8.
Time to Emerge
9.
Burnt Toast
10.
Ace's Adventures Underground
11.
Where is Mamma?
12.
Loss of Control
13.
The Way to the Zoo
14.
The Memory Teller
15.
Lighting the Touchpaper
16.
Homo Victorianus Ineptus
17.
Out of the Shadows
18.
Light Enlightened
19.
Tropic of Perivale
20.
Tricks of the Light
21.
Judgement in Stone
22.
Requiem

Another of Ayres' complete incidental scores, this time without the novelty theme tune. The artwork, as with Curse of Fenric, was taken from the popular Target novelisation. Music from Ghost Light was later released on the Silva Screen compilations The Best of Doctor Who and The Worlds of Doctor Who. Mark Ayres' entire score was featured as an isolated soundtrack on the September 2004 BBC DVD of this story (BBCDVD1352).

The Best of Doctor Who

Various Artists: The Best of Doctor Who Volume 1 - The Five Doctors
US CD, July 1994
Silva America SD 1012

1.
Tardis - Doctor Who (Original Version) Ron Grainer arr. Delia Derbyshire
2.
The Sea Devils Malcolm Clarke
3.
The World of Doctor Who Dudley Simpson arr. Dick Mills
4.
The Keeper of Traken Roger Limb
(a) Nyssa's Theme
(b) Kassia's Wedding Music
(c) The Threat of Melkur
5.
The Leisure Hive Peter Howell
6.
Three Themes By Peter Howell
(a) Banqueting Music from 'Warrior's Gate'
(b) TSS Machine Attacked from 'Kinda'
(c) Janissary Band from 'Snakedance'
7.
Earthshock Malcolm Clarke
(a)Subterranean Caves
(b) Requiem
(c) March of the Cybermen
8.
Doctor Who - Reprise (Original Version) Ron Grainer arr. Delia Derbyshire
9.
The Five Doctors Peter Howell
10.
Doctor Who - 1980 Ron Grainer arr.Peter Howell
11.
Enlightenment Malcolm Clarke
12.
The King's Demons Jonathan Gibbs
13.
Resurrection of the Daleks Malcolm Clarke
14.
The Caves of Androzani Roger Limb
15.
Doctor Who - Terror Version Ron Grainer arr. Dominic Glynn
16.
Doctor Who - 1980 (Reprise) RonGrainer arr. Peter Howell



Album compiled and edited by Mark Ayres
Album release supervision: Yusuf Ghandi and Cherie Mathisen
Mark Ayres: The Best of Doctor Who Volume 2 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
US CD, 1994
Silva America SSD 1042

1.
Doctor Who (Main Title Theme) Ron Grainer arr. Keff McCulloch

THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY

2.
Invitation to Segonax
3.
Bellboy & Flowerchild / Fellow Explorers
4.
The Robot Attacks
5.
Something Sinister
6.
The Circus Ring / Eavesdropping
7.
Stone Archway
8.
The Well
9.
Bellboy's Sacrifice
10.
The Werewolf / 'Request Stop'
11.
Playing for Time

GHOST LIGHT

12.
The Madhouse
13.
Uncharted Territory
14.
Heart of the Interior / Nimrod Observed
15.
Time to Emerge
16.
Ace's Adventures Underground
17.
The Memory Teller
18.
Homo Victorianus Ineptus
19.
Out of the Shadows
20.
Tricks of the Light
21.
Judgement in Stone
22.
Requiem / Passing Thoughts

THE CURSE OF FENRIC

23.
The Boats
24.
Rat-trap
25.
Sealed Orders
26.
Commander Millington
27.
Maiden's Point
28.
The Translations
29.
The Well of Vergelmir
30.
The Ultima Machine
31.
Stop the Machine!
32.
Vampire City!
1. The Battle for St. Jude's
2. Kathleen's Escape
3. The Vicar and the Vampires
33.
The Telegram
34.
Evil from the Dawn of Time
35.
Shadow Dimensions / The Great Serpent
36.
Pawns in the Game
37.
Black Wins, Time Lord!
38.
The Final Battle

39.
Doctor Who (End Title Theme) RonGrainer arr. Keff McCulloch

American compilations of Silva Screen releases Earthshock, The Five Doctors, Variations on a Theme, The Curse of Fenric, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy and Ghost Light. Volume Two was prepared and produced by Ayres himself, featuring continuous 25 minute suites for each story taken afresh from his original master tapes. The Doctor Who theme edits were taken directly from the Doctor Who 25th Anniversary Album CD.

The Worlds of Doctor Who

Various Artists: The Worlds of Doctor Who
CD, May 1994
Silva Screen FILMCD 715

1.
Doctor Who Ron Grainer arr. Mark Lambet / Ian Hu
2.
TARDIS - Doctor Who Ron Grainer arr. Delia Derbyshire
3.
The World of Doctor Who Dudley Simspon arr. Dick Mills
4.
The Sea Devils Malcolm Clarke
5.
The Ark in Space Dudley Simpson arr. Heathcliff Blair
6.
Pyramids of Mars Dudley Simpson arr. Heathcliff Blair
7.
The Brain of Morbius Dudley Simpson arr. Heathcliff Blair
8.
Doctor Who Theme Ron Grainer arr. Peter Howell
9.
Meglos Peter Howell
10.
The Five Doctors Peter Howell
11.
The Caves of Androzani Roger Limb
12.
Myth Makers Theme Mark Ayres
13.
Doctor Who - Terror Version Ron Grainer arr. Dominic Glynn
14.
Terror in Totters Lane Mark Ayres
15.
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Mark Ayres
16.
Ghost Light Mark Ayres
17.
The Curse of Fenric Mark Ayres
18.
Return To Devil's End - Main Title Mark Ayres
19.
Doctor Who - Spoons Version Ron Grainer arr. Mark Lambert / Ian Hu

Including music from the 1989 EP Variations On A Theme, the spin-off Myth Makers video interview series and the Silva Screen re-issues of Doctor Who - The Music, this mid-price compilation CD was the last Doctor Who-related CD from Silva Screen. Producer Mark Ayres edited many of the incidental suites from Doctor Who - The Music II and prepared suites from his own scores to "provide as great a cross section of the range as possible".

Doctor Who - Original Television Soundtrack

Murray Gold: Doctor Who - Original Television Soundtrack
CD, December 2006
Silva Screen FILMCD 1224

1.
Doctor Who Theme TV Version
2.
Westminster Bridge
3.
The Doctor's Theme
4.
Cassandra's Waltz
5.
Slitheen
6.
Father's Day
7.
Rose In Peril
8.
Boom Town Suite
9.
I'm Coming To Get You
10.
Hologram
11.
Rose Defeats The Daleks
12.
Clockwork TARDIS
13.
Harriet Jones Prime Minister
14.
Rose's Theme
15.
Song For Ten Neil Hannon
16.
The Face of Boe
17.
UNIT
18.
Seeking The Doctor
19.
Madame de Pompadour
20.
Tooth and Claw
21.
The Lone Dalek
22.
New Adventures
23.
Finding Jackie
24.
Monster Bossa
25.
The Daleks
26.
The Cybermen
27.
Doomsday
28.
The Impossible Planet
29.
Sycorax Encounter
30.
Love Don't Roam Neil Hannon
31.
Doctor Who Theme Album Version

Eagerly awaited by long-term and new fans alike, the first soundtrack release from the 2005/06 series of Doctor Who was surprisingly released on the Silva Screen label, after a break of over a decade and a host of Doctor Who soundtrack releases by BBC Music. A mixed bag of individual cues and remixed suites of themes from the first and second series, the disc was released first in a cardboard slipcase with a free Doctor Who badge, and later in a "standard" jewell case edition.

Although pre-release rumours suggested that the majority of the disc would have been re-recorded specially for the soundtrack by Murray Gold's orchestra of choice, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, nearly everything on the album featured the sounds (synthesised or otherwise) that had been heard on-screen, albeit remixed or cojoined to form appropriate tracks. However, many of the core themes from Series One had been re-recorded during Gold's first session with the Orchestra and peppered throughout Series Two and the Christmas Special, and, wherever an orchestral version existed, Gold had subsituted the original for the re-recording (hence Westminster Bridge was the version from The Christmas Invasion, not Rose/Aliens of London, etc). Only Neil Hannon's performance of Song for Ten was completely new, boasting an extra verse and new lyrics that seemingly placed the narrative of the song after Doomsday.

In his sleevenotes, and in an interview with DWM in the week of the disc's release, Gold acknowledged the brievity of the selection and the complete lack of music from episodes such as The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances and The Idiot's Lantern, tantelisingly suggesting a Volume 2. In an earlier interview, Gold had mentioned that he would have been perfectly happy for his original scores to have been presented in full as downloads from iTunes, but that BBC Music (or perhaps another arm of BBC Worldwide) felt uncomfortable with the unmanageable format. The album itself, however, was available from most online music stores from the day of release: the first Doctor Who soundtrack to be made available as a purchasable download.

A special concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, organised in aid of the BBC's Children in Need but also indesputeably promoting the soundtrack, took place shortly prior to the CD's release. On the afternoon of Sunday 19th November 2006, Cardiff's Millennium Stadium hosted a two-act orchestral rendition of tracks from the album (clearly broken down into the same suites and themes used on the CD) with a screen silently showing images from the appropriate episodes, and on-stage appearances from Sycorax, Ood, clockwork androids, Cybermen, Daleks and the Doctor himself. The event also included a 4 minute preview of the motorway-chase sequence from the forthcoming The Runaway Bride, to which the orchestra provided a live soundtrack, and performances of Song for Ten and Love Don't Roam sung by Gary Williams. The concert was covered live on BBC Radio Wales, available to hear for 7 days afterwards on the Radio Wales website, filmed behind-the-scenes for a Doctor Who Confidential broadcast on Christmas Day, and presented in full as a 'red button' broadcast (i.e. a digital channel accessible only via the BBC's digital information service) after The Runaway Bride.

Additional Releases



Variations on a Theme (Silva Screen FILMCD 706); covered in detail in our Tribute Records section


Doctor Who and the Pescatons (Silva Screen FILMCD/C 707); covered in detail in our Audio Stories section


Pyramids of Mars (Silva Screen FILMCD 134) soundtrack music by Dudley Simpson, re-recorded by Heathcliff Blair; covered in detail in our New Recordings section


Downtime (Silva Screen FILMCD 717) soundtrack by Levine/Stock/Keiles; covered in detail in our Tribute Records section


Shakedown (Silva Screen FILMCD 718) soundtrack by Mark Ayres; covered in detail in our Tribute Records section