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The following people composed the incidental music for Doctor Who from An Unearthly Child to the 1996 telemovie. After that point, composition was handled by Murray Gold.

Season 1 Edit

Season 2 Edit

  • Planet of Giants - Dudley Simpson
  • The Dalek Invasion of Earth - Francis Chagrin
  • The Rescue - Tristram Cary
  • The Romans - Raymond Jones
  • The Web Planet - Library music by Les Structures Sonores, in order of appearance:
    • Rapsodie de Budapest / Moelle de Lion [unlisted on PasB] / Pieces Nouvelles / Sonatine / Marche / Suite / Spontanéité [unlisted on PasB] / Quatuor Pour Trois [unlisted on PasB].
  • The Crusade - Dudley Simpson
  • The Space Museum - Stock music. All tracks came from 78 rpm library records; several were played slow at 45 rpm. In order of appearance:
    • Musique Electronique: Threat Attack - Eric Siday
    • Musique Electronique: Space Time [slow] - Eric Siday
    • Synchro-Stings 16 - Trevor Duncan
    • Aliens [slow] - Erik Nordgren [wrongly listed as "Bathysphere" on PasB]
    • Dramatic Bridges Pt. 2: Unseen Danger - The Telecast Orchestra (Denis Rycoth)
    • Musique Electronique: Space Agitato [slow] - Eric Siday
    • Asyndeton - Roberto Gerhard
    • Synchro-Stings 14 - Trevor Duncan
    • Mutations 1(c): Background [slow] - Trevor Duncan
    • The Ultra Sonic Perception: Suspended Animation - Eric Siday [wrongly listed as "Moonscape" on PasB]
    • The Ultra Sonic Perception: Ultimate - Eric Siday
    • World of Planets - The Hilversum Radio Orchestra (Jack Trombey) [this is the title that appears on the PasB and on the original library disc.]
    • Astronautics Suite: Pt.1 (Main Theme), Pt. 3 - Erich Sendel
    • Musique Electronique: Mood 7 - Eric Siday
    • The Ultra-Sonic Perception: The Laboratory 1 [slow] - Eric Siday
    • Six Short Dramas Pt. 3: Disaster and Tension - Roger Roger and his Champs Elysees Orchestra (Roger Roger)
    • Musique Concrete Pt. 2 - Buxton Orr
    • Scene Shifts 12(a) - Don Banks
    • Off Center: Dark Pursuit - New Concert Orchestra (Frank Talley)
    • Dramatic Brass Chords - Wolf Droysen
    • Off Center: Off Center / Quicksand / Panic in the Streets - New Concert Orchestra (Frank Talley) [wrongly listed as "Frank Tailey" on PasB.]
    • Kaputt - Desmond Leslie
    • Jeux D'Ombres [slow] - Les Structures Sonores [not listed on PasB; this single tone accompanies the establishing shot of Skaro]
    • The track "Space Age B.2" is listed on the PasB sheets: this is a typo for "Space Agitato". The following tracks are listing on the PasB sheets but do not appear in the story: Atoms and Mushrooms (F Talley) / Bathysphere (E. Nordgren) / Moonscape (E Siday) / Brass Chords Staccato Ending (W Droysen) / Sting Tintabuloid (D Leslie).
  • The Chase - Dudley Simpson
  • The Time Meddler - Drum effects by Charles Botterill; also library music tracks, in order of appearance:
    • The Ultra-Sonic Perception: Suspended Animation - Eric Siday
    • Mediaeval Drama Pt. 3(a) ("Tension and suspense") - Lawrence Leonard & his Orchestra
    • Dramatic Tableaux: Nirvane - Paul Gerard
    • Secundae Vesperas in Nativitate - Choir der Monche der Benediktiner (The Monk' uses this for the faked monk chants in the monastery)
    • November Fog - Peter Hope
    • Scorched Earth - Trevor Duncan [incorrectly listed as "Scorches Earth" on PasB]
    • Mediaeval Drama Pt. 2(c) ("Short sting - slow build-up to end chord") - Lawrence Leonard & his Orchestra
    • Twelve-Tone Links: Group C, No. 7 - Harry Dexter
    • Twelve-Tone Links: Groups E, No. 6 - Harry Dexter [unconfirmed title]
    • Magnetic Field - Eric Siday
    • Mood Seven - Eric Siday
    • Meteoroids - Roberto Gerhard

Season 3 Edit

  • Galaxy 4 - Stock music:
    • Les Structures Sonores: Sonatine / Mister Blues / Rapsodie de Budapest / Pieces Nouvelles / Marche / Suite / Spontanéité / Moelle de Lion / Altitude 10.000 [not listed on PasB] / Toccata Toccarde [incorrectly listed as "Invention A 2 Voix En Ré Mineur" on PasB] / Synchro-Stings 17 - Trevor Duncan [not listed on PasB]
  • Mission to the Unknown - Stock music - Trevor Duncan: Synchro-Stings.
  • The Myth Makers - Humphrey Searle
  • The Daleks' Master Plan - Tristram Cary
  • The Massacre - Stock music:
    • Pierre Arvay: Illustrations No. 4 (Hunted Man / Frightened Man / Little Prelude / Breath Of Fire [last title not listed on PasB])
  • The Ark - Tristram Cary / Drumdramatics 11(b): Tympani Beats - Robert Farnon
  • The Celestial Toymaker - Dudley Simpson
  • The Gunfighters - Tristram Cary
  • The Savages - Raymond Jones
  • The War Machines - Library music:
    • The Mood Modern: Frantic Fracas / The Eyelash / Beat to Begin / Browbeater / Latin Gear / Rhythm n' Beat - Johnny Hawksworth
    • Hypnosis - Eric Siday
    • Asyndeton - Roberto Gerhard [not listed on PasB]
    • Synchrostings 16 - Trevor Duncan [not listed on PasB]

Season 4 Edit

  • The Smugglers - no incidental music used
  • The Tenth Planet - Library music:
    • Music for Technology Pt. 1 - Roger Roger & his Champs Elysees Orchestra (Walter Stott)
    • Drama in Miniature Pt. 2(a): Time for the Reaper - Wind & Percussion Ensemble; conducted by Robert Farnon (John Denis)
    • Power Drill - Wind & Percussion Ensemble; conductor: Douglas Gamley (Gamley)
    • Space Adventure Pt 2 & 3 - Norman Ramin Orchestra (Martin Slavin)
    • Machine Room - Wind & Percussion Ensemble; conductor: Douglas Gamley (Gamley)
    • Drumdramatics No. 6(e) ("Xylophone gathering speed, ending with drum crash and vibes chord") - Percussion Ensemble; conducted by Robert Farnon (Farnon)
    • Drumdramatics No. 7(a) ("Vibes and Tymps crash") - Percussion Ensemble; conducted by Robert Farnon (Farnon)
    • [Blast Off by Roger Roger and his Champs Elysees Orchestra is listed on the PasB but is not used.]
  • The Power of the Daleks - Tristram Cary
  • The Highlanders - BBC Sound Library: Seumas MacNeill: [unspecified] Pibroch.
  • The Underwater Menace - Dudley Simpson
  • The Moonbase - Library music; also some cues re-used from The Daleks Master Plan. Some brief cues remain unidentified. The others, in order of appearance:
    • Anaesthesia - Eric Siday [mistakenly listed as "Sabre Dance" on PasB for Part 1]
    • Hypnosis [slow] - Eric Siday
    • Electronic Sound Pictures: Group Shapes (c): Arcs - Desmond Briscoe
    • Asyndeton - Roberto Gerhard [unlisted on PasB]
    • Growing Menace (from The Daleks Master Plan) - Tristam Cary [unlisted on PasB]
    • Space Adventure Pt. 3 & 2 - Norman Ramin Orchestra (Martin Slavin)
    • Sting III (from The Daleks Master Plan) - Tristam Cary [unlisted on PasB]
    • The Ultra Sonic Perception: Moonscape - Eric Siday
    • The Victim III (from The Daleks Master Plan) - Tristam Cary [unlisted on PasB]
    • The Ultra Sonic Perception: Suspended Animation - Eric Siday
    • Conflict No. 1 - Eric Siday
    • The Ultra Sonic Perception: Ultimate - Eric Siday [unlisted on PasB]
    • Synchro-Stings 13, 16, 10 - Trevor Duncan [unlisted on PasB]
    • Symphony for Chromatic Octograms - Desmond Leslie [unlisted on PasB]
    • Sting I (from The Daleks Master Plan) - Tristam Cary [unlisted on PasB]
    • Aliens [slow] - Erik Nordgren [unlisted on PasB]
  • The Macra Terror - Dudley Simpson
  • The Faceless Ones - Library music:
    • Unidentified Low Frequency Electronic Tones (40" sequence, looped)
    • Unidentified Mid-Frequency Electronic Stings
    • High Frequency Electronic Stings (Re-used from Journey Into Space)
    • Fantasy in Orbit: Pacific Dawn - Tom Dissevelt
    • BBC Sound Library: Hindu Funeral Drumming - John Levy.
    • BBC Sound Library: Nigerian Drums - Composer unknown:
  • The Evil of the Daleks - Dudley Simpson; Young Beat: Mexican Beat - The International Studio Group (Jack Trombey)

Season 5 Edit

  • The Tomb of the Cybermen - Library music, in order of appearance:
    • Telecineradio: Univers Sidéral - Paul Bonneau et Son Orchestre
    • Astronautics Pt. 2 - Erich Sendel
    • Synchro-Stings 2, 13, 14, 15 - Trevor Duncan [titles not listed on PasB]
    • Desert Storm - The Crawford Light Orchestra (Heinrich Feischner)
    • Sting Tintabuloid 1 - Desmond Leslie [title not listed on PasB]
    • Palpitations - The Westway Studio Orchestra (John Scott) 
    • Eerie Vaults - Steve Race [title not listed on PasB]
    • The Ultra Sonic Perception: Galaxy - Eric Siday
    • Off Center: Dark Pursuit - New Concert Orchestra (Frank Talley)
    • Space Adventure Pt. 3 - Norman Ramin Orchestra (Martin Slavin)
    • Off Center: Off Center - New Concert Orchestra (Frank Talley)
    • Astronautics Pt. 1 - Erich Sendel
    • Hypnosis - Eric Siday [unlisted on PasB]
    • Dramatic Brass Chords - Wolf Droysen [unlisted on PasB]
    • The Ultra Sonic Perception: Suspended Animation - Eric Siday
    • Space Adventure Pt. 2 - Norman Ramin Orchestra (Martin Slavin)
    • Off Center: Panic in the Streets - New Concert Orchestra (Frank Talley)
    • Off Center: Quicksand - New Concert Orchestra (Frank Talley) [Not listed on PasB - this tiny burst in Part 3 is so quick it could well be a mistake.]
    • Space-Time Music Pt. 1 [slow] - Westway Stdio Orchestra (Wilfred Josephs)
    • Telergic - Roberto Gerhard
  • The Abominable Snowmen - BBC Sound Library: Monks of the Sakya Sect - Morning Prayer / Offering to God of Sakya.
  • The Ice Warriors - Dudley Simpson
  • The Enemy of the World - Stock music - Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin; Music for String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta.
  • The Web of Fear - Assorted stings, Radiophonic Workshop. Also library music:
    • Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta - Berlin RIAS Orchestra (Béla Bartók)
    • Lunar Probe: Andromède - François Bayle [wrongly listed as "Lunar People"]
    • Space-Time Music Pt. 2 & 3 - Westway Studio Orchestra (Wilfred Josephs)  
    • Palpitations - Westway Studio Orchestra (John Scott)  
    • Impending Danger - European Sound Stage Orchestra (Syd Dale)
    • Spine Chillers 1(a) - Edwin Braden
    • Space Adventure Pt. 2 - Norman Ramin Orchestra (Martin Slavin)
  • Fury from the Deep - Dudley Simpson
  • The Wheel in Space - Stock music - Moneta Eagles: Tranquil Scene. Sound Effects by Brian Hodgson.

Season 6 Edit

Season 7 Edit

  • Spearhead from Space - Dudley Simpson
  • Doctor Who and the Silurians - Carey Blyton
  • The Ambassadors of Death - Dudley Simpson
  • Inferno - Library music. Two cues remain unidentified. The others, in order of appearance:
    • Souls in Space - St. George
    • Crazy Sounds No. 4 - Cecil Leuter (aka Roger Roger) [not listed on PasB]
    • Attack of the Alien Minds - St. George [not listed on PasB]
    • The Delian Mode - Delia Derbyshire
    • Battle Theme - St. George
    • Mysterious Pt. 1: Omen of Fear - Telecast Orchestra (Denis Rycoth) [not listed on PasB]
    • Gothic Submarine - Russe / St. George [not listed on PasB]
    • Blue Veils and Golden Sands - Delia Derbyshire
    • Cosmic Sounds No.5 - Georges Teperino (aka Nino Nardini) [not listed on PasB]
    • Homeric Theme - St. George
    • Build Up To... - Vorhaus

Season 8 Edit

Season 9 Edit

Season 10 Edit

Season 11 Edit

Season 12 Edit

Season 13 Edit

Season 14 Edit

Season 15 Edit

Season 16 Edit

Season 17 Edit

Season 18 Edit

Season 19 Edit

Season 20 Edit

Season 21 Edit

Season 22 Edit

Season 23 Edit

The Mysterious Planet - Dominic Glynn
Mindwarp - Richard Hartley
Terror of the Vervoids - Malcolm Clarke
The Ultimate Foe - Dominic Glynn

Season 24 Edit

Season 25 Edit

Season 26 Edit

Television movie Edit

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