Not wanting to be the last one invited to the Doctor Who 50th anniversary party, the Royal Albert Hall decided to host to a very special evening of their own with a guest list to top all guest lists including Daleks, Cybermen, the Tardis and, of course, Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman. Being that it was Royal Albert Hall and it was the Proms, it is fitting that the night belonged to Murray Gold and a celebration of his amazing musical score. Those not in attendance were treated to the televised version this past week on BBC One.
Given the success of the Doctor Who Prom, one can’t help but think that a Sherlock Prom is not to far behind. With the same, if not a more rabid fanbase (yes, it is my iPhone ringtone) and an equally as brilliant score by Sherlock composer David Arnold, it could happen. RadioTimes.com caught up with Arnold at the Edinburgh TV Festival, and immediately put the question to him as to whether or not there could ever be a Sherlock Prom.
“There’s a lot of music in Sherlock,” Arnold told Radio Times. “I do it with Michael Price so it’s a proper two-hander and we did an orchestral suite, an eight-minute thing which we did in Manchester with Birmingham Symphony Orchestra a few weeks ago, and it does take quite well to the concert hall. As fans are acutely aware, the music in Sherlock should be listed in the credits right up there with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Arnold, who has also composed the score for five Bond films and was the musical director of last year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, definitely believes there’s enough material already in the first two series of Sherlock. “There’s so much music in the show, there’s an hour and ten minutes in every episode of music. You’ve got 230 minutes of music per season so now we’ve got 460 minutes of music.”
All you have to do is remember the hauntingly brilliant theme to be able to visualize what an amazing night this would be. While I wouldn’t head over to Kensington Gore just yet, my guess is that a Sherlock Prom is not too far off from being a reality in the not too distant future.