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Rapsodie de Budapest
Jacques Lasry / Francois Baschet: Rhapsodie de Budapest
17.5cm French EP, early 60s
Ducretet-Thomson 460 V 293
1. Rhapsodie de Budapest [sic]
Three tracks, all written and performed by Jacques Lasry. This French release - which we at TME believe to have been commercially available, although it may have been an unusually well-packaged library disc - opened with one of the duo's most popular compositions: the clunking, haunting Budapest Rapsodie, as showcased on their first library record (BAM LD 066) and used in the Doctor Who stories The Web Planet and Galaxy 4.
Structures for Sound
Les Structures Sonores: Structures for Sound: Musical Instruments by Francois and Bernard Baschet
33rpm LP, USA 1965
Record and Tape Sales, Inc., New York
1. Pieces Nouvelles Lasry
2. Marche Daniel Ouzounoff
3. Suite Lasry
4. Sonatine Lasry
5. Valse Daniel Ouzounoff
6. Spontaneite Lasry
The exhibition Structures for Sound - Musical Instruments by Francois and Bernard Baschet was shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, from October 4 to December 5, 1965.
To accompany the exhibition, a record was produced by the Editions de Le Boite a Musique, Paris, distributed by Record and Tape Sales, Inc., New York.
The album was a straight-forward repackaging of the Structures Sonores library disc BAM LD 087 (shown right), complete with BAM labels, in a special, tri-fold sleeve by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Many of the tracks had featured in Doctor Who, with almost the entire album used as background music in The Web Planet and Galaxy 4 (only track 5, Ouzounoff's Valse, was not used).
BBC Radiophonic Music
John Baker / David Cain / Delia Derbyshire: BBC Radiophonic Music
BBC Records REC 25M
Remastered by Mark Ayres and reissued on CD in 2002, with additional bonus tracks from the RWS archives (BBC Music REC25MCD)
9. Blue Veils and Golden Sands Delia Derbyshire
15. The Delian Mode Delia Derbyshire
The first album from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, "produced with
the intention of entertaining rather than informing", had been compiled as an internal BBC disc in 1968. Two of the pieces by Delia Derbyshire, arranger of the original Doctor Who theme, had already appeared as incidental music in Season Seven's Inferno (1970) and Season Five's The Macra Terror (1967) by the time the LP recieved a commercial release [thereby qualifying the pieces as stock music rather than soundtrack music for the purposes of this discography]. They have since been released on two Doctor Who compilation albums, Earthshock and New Beginnings.
Various Artists: The Soundhouse - Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
LP / Cassette, April 1983
BBC Records REC / ZCM 467
featuring The Milonga Malcolm Clarke
Originally composed by the Radiophonic Workshop as the closing theme for the BBC Radio 3 feature "Borges at 80", this Argentinian dance track surfaced in Season 20's Enlightenment (1983). It appears to have been common practise for Radiophonic Workshop music to pass into stock-status within the BBC - sound effects and ambiances from Doctor Who have appeared in numerous BBC programmes throughout the years, with no credits beyond the already applicable 'BBC Radiophonic Workshop'; and Malcolm Clarke was often to be found reusing his own cues, as demonstrated as early as 1972 (when part of his score for a radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds was reused in The Sea Devils).
The track appears as 'source music' (background music that is part of the action, and that the characters can hear, as opposed to incidental or soundtrack music) during all of the party scenes on-board the The Buccaneer in Parts Three and Four. A short section of the piece was incorporated into the Enlightenment suite on Doctor Who: The Music II.
It'll Never Be Me - Electric Banana
‘Electric Banana’ were none other than wild and riotous ‘60s band The Pretty Things, who for several years had been recording a series of music library albums under this alias for the archives of De Wolfe Music: a company that syndicated stock music for commercial use in film, television and radio.
'It'll Never Be Me' was actually written for the soundtrack to the Norman Wisdom movie ‘What’s Good for the Goose’ (1969), in which The Pretty Things appeared; it was then distributed on the 1969 De Wolfe stock music LP ‘Even More Electric Banana’ (De Wolfe Music DW/LP-3123, shown right). The track was used as source music in the final episode of The Green Death in 1973, playing on a gramophone in the background of Jo and Cliff's engagement party; rather an insensitive choice, given the Doctor's obvious state of dismay. (“Will you excuse me?” he mumbles. “I do think I’m going to be wanted on the telephone…”)
The song has since been commercially released on three occasions:
- 'More Electric Banana', German CD 1991 (Repertoire REP 4089-WZ) - pictured above left
- 'The Electric Banana Blows Your Mind', CD 1999 (Carnabeat 007)
- 'Rave it Up With the Electric Banana', limited edition 33rpm LP (Guerssen Records GUESS018/GUPEN02)
The Prisoner: Volume Three
Various Artists: Original Music from The Prisoner: Volume Three
THE GIRL WHO WAS DEATH16. No. 6 Plays Cricket R. Roger
The third soundtrack release for the (utterly fantastic) 60s series The Prisoner consisted entirely of Chappell library music, unlike previous volumes which had presented the original music composed for the episodes, and was not initially greeted with much enthusiasm by Prisoner fans.
Whilst the first volume (the original music) had been issued on LP, bootlegged CD and, finally, commercial CD by Silva Screen, the second and third were only available on CD, with detailed track listings explaining the re-titling of each track from their original music library origins. Track 16 was, in fact, 'Blast Off' by Roger Roger, as featured prominantely in The Tenth Planet: Episode One. The track had already been released on the Space Adventures cassette, but the Silva Screen release was taken from an undeniably better quality recording.
All three albums were re-packaged and re-released in late 2002, with the library tracks chronologically mixed amongst the original music and vocal samples from the episodes; Blast Off appeared on the new Volume Three (FILMCD603).
Les Sculptures Sonores: The First Fifty Years
Bernard & Francois Baschet: Les Sculptures Sonores: The First Fifty Years
CD, May 1999
A book was also available, packaged with a CD that may have mirrored the tracks on this compilation, ISBN 1-902440-02-1.
1. Marche Daniel Ouzounoff
A chronologically-edited audio-document of the definitive recorded output of 'Les Sculptures Sonores', the instruments solely created by the French brothers Bernard and François Baschet, who from 1954 pioneered for over 45 years a completely new way of combining sculpture and sound. Some small, some over 20 feet high and incorporating glass rods, metal cones, wires, plastic inflatable resonators, and many other devices, these fascinating structures are not only cosmetically entrancing, but produce an incredible range of sounds and varied sonic textures.
Available from http://francois.baschet.free.fr/recordings.htm
Music of the Future
Desmond Leslie: Music of the Future
CD / 33rpm LP, c.2005
Trunk Records JBH014CD/LP
Theme Music from the film THE DAY THE SKY FELL IN
1. Play in
2. Destruction of the Flies
3. Invention of the Weapon
4. The Stranger
5. The Stranger's Quest
6. Finale and Play-out
Desmond Leslie's recordings - created in a 'musique concrete' fashion, tape-looping usual sounds recorded at his home, Castle Leslie - had initially been issued on his own hand-made acetates to friends, before being distributed as stock music by the Joseph Weinberger music library. Trunk Records' 2005 compilation of Leslie's music covered recordings made from 1955 - 1959, with selections from The Day the Sky Fell In, Music of the Voids of Outerspace, Sacrifice B.C 5,000 and Death of Satan.
The film 'The Day the Sky Fell In' had told the story of a scientist (played by none other than Roger Delgado) working on a device that would undoubtedly be the “ultimate weapon”, and a portion of Leslie's specially-composed score (referred to by the BBC's PasB paperwork simply as 'Music Concrete: The Day the Sky Fell In') was later used as background music in The Brink of Disaster (aka The Edge of Destruction: 2), taken from the Weinberger library record JW 233B.
The Tomorrow People
Delia Derbyshire / Dudley Simpson / Brian Hodgson / David Vorhaus: The Tomorrow People: Original Television Music
CD / 33rpm LP, March 2006
Trunk Records JBH017CD/LP
Souls in Space
Build Up To
Subtitled ‘Rare unreleased music by Delia Derbyshire, Dudley Simpson, Brian Hodgson & David Vorhaus', this 30-minute CD was actually a pretty straight re-release (with the addition of the Tomorrow People theme music) of the 1969 Standard Music Library album ESL 104 (shown right) – because that's where ‘The Tomorrow People’ incidental music came from. The Standard Music Library was established in 1969 and contained a wide variety of specialist production music for film, television, radio and commercials; ESL 104 was one of their first releases, and the original record had been used to provide incidental music for Episodes 5, 6 and 7 of the Doctor Who story Inferno (1970).