The Fandom Orchestra
What do you guys think?
NOTE: The following post is older, but we are always accepting applications for musicians. If interested, please fill out this form to participate in our first project. (When applying, please press YES to the "Late Applicant" option.
I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, but it hasn’t been until recently that it has really stuck into my mind.
This idea was first came to mind when I found out about the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra (DWFO). I thought it was awesome, but I kind of wanted to do it with a live orchestra. When I found the Sherlock Fan Orchestra, it really kept me thinking; well we have two fantastic fan orchestras, but they’re both confined to specific ‘fandoms’. Also, with the DWFO, its main focus it on Murray Gold’s music and not the classics like Running Through Paris from City of Death (4th Doctor). Then, I expanded my thinking and though of my other fandoms such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit and wondered, “Why can’t there be an orchestra for those fandoms too? They have brilliant music.”
The Fandom Orchestra will focus on a variety of themes and styles. I’m hoping to have at LEAST one piece preformed in the manner of the DWFO and SFO each year. I know, it's a big goal.
What we will need:
- Head Arranger: This person will oversee all arrangements and will have a big say in decisions. - (POSITION TAKEN) -
- Arrangers (YES! It will not be limited to one arranger! If you want to be an arranger, just send in your work and we'll take a look at it.)
- Assistant Co-Ordinators (I can’t do it alone! It would also help if we have people in different time zones to keep in contact with others. These people will also help out with large decisions.) - (CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS) -
- People who are interested. (Yes! Please get the word out!)
Please leave your ideas in the comments below! I would love to know your opinions and I am open for suggestions! More info to come. (Maybe)
If you wish to be an Assistant Co-Ordinator or a Head Arranger, please let me know. Note: It would help if you’re over the age of 13, and it would greatly help if you’re over the age of 18. All ages are welcome to participate in the orchestra though.
(I apologise for the large amount of text!)
I'm deciding to open up the positions of Video Editor and Audio Editor, so please let me know if you're interested! (Must be experienced with good audio/video editing software)
Currently not accepting applications for Co-Ordinators.
Current member count, over 65.
Accepting musicians for first project
Current number count, 95.
Hello Fellow Whovians! I would like to know which songs should be put in my Doctor Who medley, which I am trying to make the biggest and the best Doctor Who Medley out there! It is called "I Would Do Anything, For You"
So Far it consists of:
1) Trenzalore/The Long Song/I am Information (Reprise)
2) Together or Not at All: The Song of Amy and Rory (WIP)
And the Confirmed Songs are:
3) The Doctor Forever
4) The Mad Man in a Box
5) Vale Decem
6) Clara's Theme
8) River of Tears
9) The Doctor's Final Journey
10) Tell Me Who You Are
11) The Wedding of River Song
12) Melody Pond
A List of The Suggested Songs:
13) Song for Four/Home
14) Abigail's Song
15) Madame de Pompadour
16) Rose Defeats the Daleks
17) Rose's Theme
18) Bad Wolf Theme
19) Am I a Good Man? (Twelve's Theme)
20) The Cybermen Theme
21) This is Gallifrey
What songs would YOU like to see? I would like this to be, what's the word, Fantastic? No, Brilliant? No, Cool. That's it! Cool! Doctor Who Medley's are cool.
Hey guys! The Bass Clef Guy here! Just thought I'd let you guys know of a video I created as a tribute to Peter Capaldi that is out on my YouTube channel. It's an arrangement of the "2015 Doctor Who Rock Theme" and "Am I A Good Man?". Check it out, leave feedback, and share it with all the Whovians you know!
Hello Whovians. You guys are amazing and I love looking at all the sheet music that gets posted here. Outstanding effort you guys put in!
Now, this isn't actually relevant to anything in this group specifically, but actually a specific person in this group who has blocked me and has thus restricted me from contacting them.
This person is Pinkpeppermint10.
I don't know why I'm blocked, and I don't know how it happened. Did we have a conflict or something? I'm not quite sure.
Could you please reach out to this person so we can resolve whatever problem we had in the past?
Hi Everyone who has decided to read this!
I would like to know what are your favorite Doctor Who songs?
I search up for different songs from episodes all the time and find new songs that I would like to find sheet music for. Recently I have found some new songs that sound cool and was wandering if anyone has transcribed these on Musescore yet or is thinking about doing them,
the life and death of amy pond
tooth and claw
a dazzling end
seeking the doctor
the rueful fate of donna noble
These are some of the recent songs I have found and loved.
Also any tips on transcribing music. I want to do Up The Shard since I bought it on CD, I think I figured out the beginning of it but I am not sure what instruments are exactly in it.
Bye and Thanks for Reading
I know that this discussion is kind of out of place in this group, but I thought it would be a good place due to previous conversations about fan orchestras held here. That and, like me, some of you probably like Harry Potter as well as being massive DW fans.
Everyone's heard of the Sherlock Fan Orchestra. And you'll never meet a person who doesn't know the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra. But have you ever heard of the Harry Potter Fan Orchestra?
Harry Potter is a huge phenomenon worldwide, with the 7 books and 8 films affecting kids, teens, and adults all around the globe. In the year 2008, there was a small hint of the beginning of a HP Fan Orchestra, but that small hint was soon extinguished when the group failed to launch.
Now, 8 years later, I plan to start anew. Now that the HP franchise is even larger and there is an even larger community of fans, I'm sure that this time around, the Harry Potter Fan Orchestra will be a tremendous hit!
If you are interested in joining the orchestra as a producer, director, arranger, or musician, please read the below job descriptions before proceeding to fill out the form.
The job of the producers is to advertise the Fan Orchestra in any means possible, whether it's over social media or other sites on which you are a member. You must be willing to devote a reasonable amount of time towards the projects, and help out in directing.
I, as well as being the CEO and founder of the HPFO, am the Principal Director of the orchestra. I am also looking for a team of directors who will be able to lead this group so we can create some beautiful projects. We currently have a limit of 4 director other than myself, so if you are interested, get in as soon as possible.
I shall do a reasonable chunk of the arranging of projects, especially for our first few. Ideally, there will be about 4 to 8 of us arrangers, and as a team we shall be responsible for creating the sheet music for the musicians. In order to apply for this position, you need to be familiar with and have a fair understanding of 'MuseScore', as that is the program we will be using for most of the notation. Arrangers can also help by supplying sheet music that can be used to arrange from.
Finally, the musicians. Perhaps the most important role in the orchestra, the musicians are responsible for actually performing the music. In order to become an official musician, one must meet the following requirements. First of all, they must be confident with their instrument/s. They need to be at least Grade 4 Standard in order to play. They also need to have access to good quality recording equipment (such as condenser microphones, etc.) WEBCAM OR PHONE MICROPHONES WILL NOT DO!!!. The orchestra has 100 places for permanent musicians, but will sometimes also invite casual or guest musicians as well.
If you fit the job descriptions, visit the following form in order to join the orchestra:
You can also visit our website here: http://hpfanorchestra.wixsite.com/hpfo
I look forward to meeting you in the Harry Potter Fan Orchestra!
I will turn any piano scores you give me into full symphonic scores. Happy to help!
Hello. I would just like to say that I am making a new account for my non-doctor who related arrangements. My username will be EnsembleAssemble so just letting you know and please follow as I am planning to do more arranging in the future!
I highly recommend that those of you who haven't join this group do so: https://musescore.com/groups/letsreach2000members/sheetmusic
~That Saxophone Guy
I have a pretty good piano arrangement of The Impossible Girl & Clara's Song but uploading seems to be difficult because according to MuseScore some measures are incomplete (which is rather silly as the notation is perfectly well). Anyone who would like to have the arrangement in mscz, pdf or xml format, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am thinking of arranging a version of Martha's theme for piano I just want to know if you think it is a good idea. Currently I am doing my grade 4 in piano (ABRSM) and am not very experienced in arranging so I thought it would be a good project to start with. What do you think?
I'm not a very good composer, but I know that a large chunk of you whovians are. I am in desperate need of the sheet music played behind clara's (SPOILER ALERT) death, and i was wondering if any of you were composing it or interested in composing it for a violin solo. I would be very very very grateful if someone could help me out!
Thank you in advance, and if you can't I understand
Not sure if any of y'all remember me or not, I've been gone for quite a while. I did a Doctor Themes medley arrangement, Doomsday, a medley of the Pond's Themes, Cassandra's Waltz, and My Angel Put the Devil in Me a few years back...all of them have been taken down for copyright infringement. Has this happened to anybody else? Am I in a lot of trouble?
I just wanted to give a big thanks for all of you who are listening to my scores.
Also, because I'm working to arrange the Doctor Who theme music chronologically, I've just started working on a transcription for Colin Baker's second theme, The Trial of a Time Lord version.
I've found transcribing it difficult, as Dominic Glynn's distinct but almost random inclusion of motifs and sound effects make it practically impossible for me to finish the first sections in E minor.
It is then I thought of just moving onto the Sylvester McCoy theme by Keff McCulloch in A minor.
What are your thoughts on this? Is there a sensible way to transcribe most of Glynn's wibbly-wobbly theme without making the first sections sound repetitive and lacklustre (given that the presence of the extra motifs and sound effects are what reinforce the structure)?
Funny story guys, I found a really, really, nice version of A Sad Man With A Box, (At least I think that was the title... It was one in the morning, don't judge!) -Anyway, I was browsing on my phone when I found it, and right as I was about to favorite it, my phone died. I've spent quite a bit of time trying to find it, so if any of you guys have seen it, could you point it out to me?? (It'll probably help that I mention it was for piano!) Thanks!
Since this group is just getting started, I'll start the first discussion (groups are boring without discussions). As a kind of icebreaker, here's one of the most important questions a Whovian can ask another Whovian: which Doctor, or rather incarnation of the Doctor, is your favorite? And since this group is about music and not just some fan forum, which song from Doctor Who is your favorite?
Also, this serves as a general discussion base.
I am just getting started with playing piano. I can't read notes yet. I use to play a long time ago but I am just getting back to it. If someone would be so kind as to maybe make a music sheet with the letters on it. I already know it takes a lot of effort but I am a big whovian and I really want to be able to play a lot of the doctor who themes and songs. If someone would do this I would be one of the most happiest people in the world.
I was scrolling through musescore DW and Sherlock stuff and was looking for stuff that a band or orchestra could play but was multi-fandom. When I couldn't find any I thought maybe I could start a sort of group project of mashing up different themes from different fandoms i.e. Doctor Who, Sherlock, Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter etc.
If you think you can help please leave a comment or contact me in some way. It would help if you had a lot of musical background but it isn't essential.
We will need the following:
People who can invite other interested parties.
If you want any part in this just comment or contact me.
(Ideally this would be for an orchestra)