Doctor Who Theme

The original key of the song "Doctor Who Theme" by Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire is C. The music was composed in 1963 for the television series "Doctor Who" and has since become iconic. Ron Grainer composed the original theme, which was then realized and arranged by Delia Derbyshire using tape manipulation techniques. It is worth noting that in those days, credited musicians did not receive royalties, so Grainer did not directly benefit financially from the success of the theme. The time signature of the piece is 5/4, which contributes to its unique and memorable sound. The melody is characterized by a repetitive, pulsating rhythm with electronic elements, creating an eerie and futuristic atmosphere.