Fwd: Re: Standing Wave reviewed -- answer

Subject: Fwd: Re: Standing Wave reviewed -- answer
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Fri Oct 15 2004 - 05:49:44 EDT

Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:47:46 +0100 (BST)
From: "Dr. Pete Stollery" <p.stollery@abdn.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Standing Wave reviewed

>Sounds like an intriguing piece of theatre - but I thought that the
>original Dr Who theme was composed by Ron Grainer. Is this a
>critic's misunderstanding? Can anyone clarify the role of Delia
>Derbyshire in the creation of this 'mesmerisingly strange' music?

The story goes that Ron Grainer wrote the melody and popped into
Delia's studio at 5pm one evening and said, "Can you do something
with this?" She stayed up all night and came up with what we know as
the Dr Who theme tune. Ron was chuffed to bits and wanted her name to
go down as the composer, but the BBC seemed reluctant to credit

Dr. Pete Stollery
Senior Lecturer & Programme Director, BMus (Education)/BEd  Music
School of Education
University of Aberdeen (Hilton Campus)
Hilton Place
Scotland  UK

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