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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: "Day of the Doctor"

Joshua Iyer

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Published: November 23, 2013 at 9:30 PM [UTC]

50 years of Doctor Who have come to "Day of the Doctor", a fantastic 'movie' for the 50h Anniversary Special, and it was fantastic! I just finished watching it, and enjoyed every minute of it. What was cool was for the score, Gold brought back a theme he'd used in Series 1, as well as the epic Dalek choir of Series 4, and of course, 'I am the Doctor' and 'Clara's Theme'. So yes, I really did genuinely enjoy the episode, and it gave a pretty exciting plot twist that teased at what's to come this Christmas and especially for Series 8, which will be really exciting. Plus, it brought together three Doctors, which was pretty epic and amusing at times. So yeah, I just wanted to give a brief discussion about this episode, so if you've seen it... yeah! Maybe I'll watch it again later...

Anyways, the other part of this post I wanted to mention is I was thinking of writing a song - like a pops song - for voice and orchestra for probably the credits theme of 'The King of the Aliens' film, and from my Doctor Who mood all morning long leading up to the episode, I thought up lyrics and a melody (and chords) for the first stanza. Not sure what's going to be happening with that, but maybe it'll be a fun project to work on, along with the actual score. I'm probably going to do more with themes in the spring when I can go out for walks and work outside, because I tend to do better if I'm outdoors... Hmm...

Violin-related, our Prism concert is coming up soon! My group did not make it, but that's okay. Along with "A Christmas Festival", we're playing a piece called "Five Ukrainians in a Bell Tower", which has a swinging 5/4 time. And... it's written for two orchestras, so it's kind of like a battle! There's also a piano part, so it's quite an exciting piece. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how the stage will look when we perform, but we'll do a dress rehearsal after Thanksgiving Break next week, and I guess I'll find out that. For Solo and Ensemble this year, I'm thinking of doing Hungarian Dance No. 5 with a lot of chords, because it seems like it'll be fun to play, but I'm not 100% sure yet. So yeah. Sorry for all those crazy updates; have a fantastic afternoon and evening! :)

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