"the doctor will meet me here." [RESI]
We know there are quite a few Sherlockians out there who, in addition to their passion about Sherlock Holmes, have an active interest in another character, namely Dr. Who.
For those of you not familiar with the good doctor, let me give you a (very) brief thumbnail: he's an extremely intelligent time-traveler who flits through time and space to solve problems. Originally aired on the BBC and played by a string of actors, including Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, who went on to portray Sherlock Holmes in a very questionable production of The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Dr. Who series has been updated and is now running in the United States on the SciFi channel.
But the reason we're mentioning Dr. Who today is because a new album has just been (re)released: Sherlock Holmes Meets Dr. Who (on Amazon) and on Amazon.co.uk. Let's just say we're intrigued enough to mention it here.
The music, composed by Carey Blyton, is an eclectic mix of saxophones and brass, as played by the Phoenix Saxophone Quartet and the The Fine Arts Brass Ensemble. It features 32 tracks in its entirety. Here are some sample tracks:
A Sherlock Holmes Suite, Op. 81
- March: The Game's Afoot!
- Baker Street Conversation (Dr. Watson & Mrs. Hudson)
- Porky Johnson & The Baker Street Irregulars
- Scenes From Holmes' London (An Opium Den In Limehouse & A German Street Band)
- Professional Colleagues (Leverton, Gregson, Lestrade & Athelney Jones)
- Professor Moriarty - "The Napoleon Of Crime" (Hansom Cab Chase)
- Victoria Triumphans!