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The software used to produce the log-frequency-axis spectrograms used here was written specially for the WikiDelia.

If you are studying a piece of Delia's music for which I haven't done the spectrogram yet, or if you'd like spectrograms of your own music, you can write and I'll do it.

Contents

Undated

Air

Air - Spectrogram.jpg

Music to Undress to

Reconstructed from Delia's manuscript score and played on a cheesy MIDI piano

The Delian Mode

The Delian Mode - Spectrogram.jpg

1962

Time On Our Hands

Time On Our Hands - Spectrogram.jpg

City Music

City Music - Spectrogram.jpg

Arabic Science and Industry

Arabic Science and Industry - Spectrogram.jpg

Closed Planet

  • Opening

Closed Planet - Opening - Spectrogram.jpg

  • Meteor warning and strike

Closed Planet - Meteor warning and strike - Spectrogram.jpg

  • Chords "This is understood"

Closed Planet - Chords "This is understood" - Spectrogram.jpg

  • Ship landing

Closed Planet - Ship landing - Spectrogram.jpg

  • End of shift hooter

Closed Planet - End of shift hooter - Spectrogram.jpg

  • Arrival of the flycar

Closed Planet - Arrival of the flycar - Spectrogram.jpg

  • Good Night

Closed Planet - Good night - Spectrogram.jpg

  • Takeoff

Closed Planet - Takeoff - Spectrogram.jpg

  • Landing

Closed Planet - Landing - Spectrogram.jpg

  • Ship takeoff and outro

Closed Planet - Ship takeoff and outro - Spectrogram.jpg

1963

Doctor Who

Doctor Who - Spectrogram.jpg

Know Your Car

Know Your Car - Spectrogram.jpg

1964

Mattachin

From BBC Radiophonic Music Mattachin - Spectrogram.jpg

Talk Out

Talk Out - Spectrogram.jpg

Science and Health

From BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21 Science and Health - Spectrogram.jpg

The Cyprian Queen

The Anger of Achilles

  • 1. Achilles' plea to his goddess mother Thetis (1:13)
  • 2. Thunderclap (0:13)
  • 3. The sending of the false dream to Agamemnon (2:00)
  • 4. Father Zeus' message, thunderclap, horse effects (1:08)
  • 5. Thetis theme reprise (0:36)

Invention for Radio #1: The Dreams

  • 1. Running (8:08) The Dreams - 1. Running - Spectrogram.jpg


  • 2. Falling (8:45) The Dreams - 2. Falling - Spectrogram.jpg


  • 3. Land (7:02) The Dreams - 3. Land - Spectrogram.jpg


  • 4. Sea (8:31) The Dreams - 4. Sea - Spectrogram.jpg


  • 5. Colour (6:23) The Dreams - 5. Colour - Spectrogram.jpg


A shorter version was prepared for overseas broadcast

  • The Dreams Tx (Third) 5.1.1964 (27:24)

with:

  • 1. Running (3:48)
  • 2. Falling (7:47)
  • 3. Sea (8:31)
  • 4. Colour (6:23)

Invention for Radio #2: Amor Dei

1965

Invention for Radio #3: The Afterlife

Recorded from the radio

with

  • 1. "Death is going from shadow into reality" (7:47)
  • 2. "It's just like going to sleep" (11:09)
  • 3. "Light. Everywhere is light." (10:30)
  • 4. "Death is just a changing" (10:14)

Invention for Radio #4: The Evenings of Certain Lives

Oranges and Lemons

Oranges and Lemons - Spectrogram.jpg

1966

Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO

From BBC Radiophonic Music Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO - Spectrogram.jpg

Moogies Bloogies

From delia-derbyshire.org Moogies Bloogies - Spectrogram.jpg

Way Out

From Music from The Tomorrow People Way Out - Spectrogram.jpg

A Game of Chess

From Delia's listening copy of final tape, 21st September 1966:

  • 1. King solo

A Game of Chess - 01. King solo - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 2. Bishop solo

A Game of Chess - 02. Bishop solo - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 3. Queen solo

A Game of Chess - 03. Queen solo - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 4. Pawn solo (1)

A Game of Chess - 04. Pawn solo (1) - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 5. Pawn solo (2)

A Game of Chess - 05. Pawn solo (2) - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 6. Knight solo

A Game of Chess - 06. Knight solo - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 7. Castle solo

A Game of Chess - 07. Castle solo - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 8. Pawn and Knight duet

A Game of Chess - 08. Pawn and Knight duet - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 9. King and Queen duet

A Game of Chess - 09. King and Queen duet - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 10. Castle and Bishop Duet

A Game of Chess - 10. Castle and Bishop duet - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 11. Game A

A Game of Chess - 11. Game A - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 12. Game B

A Game of Chess - 12. Game B - Spectrogram.jpg

1967

Happy Birthday

Score is dated "3.67"; first broadcast on 30th April 1968. Happy Birthday - Spectrogram.jpg

A New View of Politics

From BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21

Ape and Essence

Reconstructed from her manuscript and played on a cheesy MIDI piano

Chromophone Band

Towards Tomorrow

Towards Tomorrow - Spectrogram.jpg

Blue Veils and Golden Sands

Blue Veils and Golden Sands - Spectrogram.jpg

Macbeth (1967)

1968

Door To Door

Door To Door - Spectrogram.jpg

Pot Au Feu

From BBC Radiophonic Music Pot Au Feu - Spectrogram.jpg

Le Pont Mirabeau

Reconstructed from her manuscript and played on a cheesy MIDI piano

The Naked Sun

Anything Goes

Reconstructed from her manuscript and played on a cheesy MIDI piano

I Think in Shapes

I Think in Shapes - clip - Spectrogram.jpg
File:I Think in Shapes.ogg

Work Is A Four Letter Word

  • 1. First theme: "I love you, Betty"

Work Is A Four Letter Word - 1 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 2. Second theme; semitone chord theme: "Mrs Murray? You're beautiful"

Work Is A Four Letter Word - 2 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 3. Delia's theme; first theme reprise: "Val, oh Val, you have such lovely ears"

Work Is A Four Letter Word - 3 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 4. Climbing theme; second theme: "They had been climbing, it seemed, for hours

Work Is A Four Letter Word - 4 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 5. Spangles; Delia's theme

Work Is A Four Letter Word - 5 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 6. Second theme reprise

Work Is A Four Letter Word - 6 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 7. Second theme slow: "I'm just gonna see to me mushrooms, Betty"

Work Is A Four Letter Word - 7 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 8. Acciaccatura theme

Work Is A Four Letter Word - 8 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 9. Semitone cheeps and mushroom-eating finale

Work Is A Four Letter Word - 9 - Spectrogram.jpg

An Electric Storm

Love Without Sound

Love Without Sound - Spectrogram.jpg

My Game of Loving

My Game of Loving - Spectrogram.jpg

Here come the Fleas

Here come the Fleas - Spectrogram.jpg

Firebird

Firebird - Spectrogram.jpg

Your Hidden Dreams

Your Hidden Dreams - Spectrogram.jpg

The Visitation

The Visitation - Spectrogram.jpg

The Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell

The Black Mass - Spectrogram.jpg

Clothes

Reconstructed from Delia's score and played on a cheesy electric piano

1969

Environmental Studies

Chronicle

John Peel's Voice

Great Zoos of the World

From BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21

Shakespeare's Hamlet

  • 1st apparition
  • 2nd apparition
  • 3rd apparition
  • 4th apparition

ESL104

Lure of the Space Goddess

Lure of the Space Goddess - Spectrogram.jpg

Gothic Submarine

Gothic Submarine - Spectrogram.jpg

London Lemons (9 themes)

London Lemons - Spectrogram.jpg

Restless Relays

Restless Relays - Spectrogram.jpg

Planetarium

Planetarium - Spectrogram.jpg

Way Out

Way Out - Spectrogram.jpg

Fresh Aire

Fresh Aire - Spectrogram.jpg

Delia's Theme

Delia's Theme - Spectrogram.jpg

Tentative Delia

Tentative Delia - Spectrogram.jpg

Delia's Idea

Delia's Idea - Spectrogram.jpg

Delia's Psychadelian Waltz

Delia's Psychadelian Waltz - Spectrogram.jpg

Delia's Resolve

Delia's Resolve - Spectrogram.jpg

Delia's Dream

Delia's Dream - Spectrogram.jpg

Delia's Reverie

Delia's Reverie - Spectrogram.jpg

Delia's Fulfilment

Delia's Fulfilment - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec

  • 01. Chronicle Title Theme
  • 02. Mayan architecture
  • 03. The Aztec Empire
  • 04. Aztec Culture at Tenochtitlan
  • 05. Human Sacrifice and Aztec Gods
  • 06. Portents of Doom
  • 07. Running Red with Human Blood
  • 08. Between Two Great Volcanoes
  • 09. Five human hearts, still warm and steaming
  • 10. Skull racks
  • 11. Exquisite featherwork
  • 12. The Smoking Mirror
  • 13. La Noche Triste
  • 14. The Final Assault, Impaled heads and the Defeat of the Aztecs
  • 15. The Fall of Tenochtitlan
  • 16. What Remains is Regret

1970

The Bagman

Created in February 1970, broadcast in March.

  • 1. Opening theme
  • 2. Dreaming in Highgate Wood
reissued as Phantoms of Darkness
  • 3. Dreaming at the Ministers
  • 4. Vocal fanfare
  • 5. Percussive Phantoms
  • 6. The Little People
  • 7. Huge Steel-Shod Foot
  • 8. The Gypsy Woman
  • 9. Closing theme

Music of Spheres

Completed shortly before 10th March 1970; first broadcast 4 November 1970

Petya's Dream

First broadcast 28th April 1970

Radio Solent

1971

Dance from Noah (Jan 1971)

Dance from Noah - Spectrogram.jpg

I.E.E.100 (May 1971)

Science All Around - Sound (June 1971)

Reconstructed from Delia's manuscripts

Tutankhamun's Egypt

Travelling in Winter

Dreaming from Out Of This World

O Fat White Woman

1972

Electrosonic

Quest

Quest - Spectrogram.jpg

Quest - fast

Quest - fast - Spectrogram.jpg

Computermatic

Computermatic - Spectrogram.jpg

Frontier of Knowledge

Frontier of Knowledge - Spectrogram.jpg

The Pattern Emerges

The Pattern Emerges - Spectrogram.jpg

Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame - Spectrogram.jpg

Plodding Power

Plodding Power - Spectrogram.jpg

Busy Microbes

Busy Microbes - Spectrogram.jpg

Liquid Energy (a)

Liquid Energy (a) - Spectrogram.jpg

Liquid Energy (b) (rhythm only)

Liquid Energy (b) (rhythm only) - Spectrogram.jpg

No Man's Land

No Man's Land - Spectrogram.jpg

Depression

Depression - Spectrogram.jpg

Nightwalker

Nightwalker - Spectrogram.jpg

Electrostings

Electrostings - Spectrogram.jpg

Electrobuild

Electrobuild - Spectrogram.jpg

Celestial Cantabile

Celestial Cantabile - Spectrogram.jpg

Effervescence

Effervescence - Spectrogram.jpg

The Wizard's Laboratory

The Wizard's Laboratory - Spectrogram.jpg

Shock Chords

Shock Chords - Spectrogram.jpg

Circle of Light

Shadow of the Pharoah

Ways of Seeing - Three Dreams

Play for Today - Title Music

Play for Today title music - Spectrogram.jpg

1973

Music of the Spheres

From The Ascent of Man episode 5, 44:47-46:54 Music of the Spheres - Spectrogram.jpg

The Legend of Hell House

  • Opening titles (0:36)
  • Approach to the House (1:17)
  • Closing titles (1:01)

1974

Pompeii

  • Intro (1:26)
  • The Three Theatres (5:26)
  • The Eruption (5:14)

1975

About Bridges

  • Opening titles (3:11)
  • Main theme (0:50)

2001

Synchrondipity Machine