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Here is all of Delia's music and effects that I have managed to recover so far, in as close as I know to the order in which she created them.

The software used to produce the graphics here was written specially for the WikiDelia and is described on the page Spectrograms.

Contents

Undated

Air

Created before March 1967, as that's when it was included on BBC Radiophonic Music.[1] Air - Spectrogram.jpg

Music to Undress to

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

The Delian Mode

Created before March 1967, as that's when it was included on BBC Radiophonic Music.[1] 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

Know Your Car

Know Your Car - Spectrogram.jpg

Radio Newsreel

Radio Newsreel - Spectrogram.jpg

Doctor Who

Doctor Who - 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

Clip from Wee Have Also Sound Houses

The Anger of Achilles

  • 1. Achilles' plea to his goddess mother Thetis (1:13)

The Anger of Achilles 1 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 2. Thunderclap (0:13)

The Anger of Achilles 2 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 3. The sending of the false dream to Agamemnon (2:00)

The Anger of Achilles 3 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 4. Father Zeus' message, thunderclap, horse effects (1:08)

The Anger of Achilles 4 - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 5. Thetis theme reprise (0:36)

The Anger of Achilles 5 - Spectrogram.jpg

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

Amor Dei - 1. Groping towards God - Spectrogram.jpg

Amor Dei - 2. Rorate Coeli - Spectrogram.jpg

Amor Dei - 3. I'd like to believe in God but... - Spectrogram.jpg

Amor Dei - 4. There IS a God! - Spectrogram.jpg

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

Ape and Essence

Reconstructed from her manuscript and played on a cheesy MIDI piano

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

A New View of Politics

From BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21
A New View of Politics - Spectrogram.jpg

Chromophone Band

Chromophone Band - Spectrogram.jpg

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday - Spectrogram.jpg

Blue Veils and Golden Sands

Blue Veils and Golden Sands - Spectrogram.jpg

Macbeth (1967)

It Was a Solid Killing Match

Intro

It Was a Solid Killing Match - Intro - Spectrogram.jpg

It Was a Solid Killing Match

It Was a Solid Killing Match - Spectrogram.jpg

Dissolvence

It Was a Solid Killing Match - Dissolvence - Spectrogram.jpg

A Tremendous Artillery Crash

It Was a Solid Killing Match - A Tremendous Artillery Crash - Spectrogram.jpg

Tel-el-Aqqaqir scene change

It Was a Solid Killing Match - Tel-el-Aqqaqir scene change - Spectrogram.jpg

Rommel Smashed in Battle

It Was a Solid Killing Match - Rommel Smashed in Battle - Spectrogram.jpg

Towards Tomorrow

Towards Tomorrow - Spectrogram.jpg

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

Heat Haze - Spectrogram.jpg

Frozen Waste - Spectrogram.jpg

Icy Peak - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 01. Prologue

The Naked Sun - 01. Prologue - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 02. The Solarian Transport Capsule in motion

The Naked Sun - 02. The Solarian Transport Capsule in motion - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 03. Making contact with Doctor Thool

The Naked Sun - 03. Making contact with Doctor Thool - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 04. Making contact with Mrs Delmarre

The Naked Sun - 04. Making contact with Mrs Delmarre - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 05. Dramatic crescendo

The Naked Sun - 05. Dramatic crescendo - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 06. Gruer is poisoned

The Naked Sun - 06. Gruer is poisoned - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 07. Scene change

The Naked Sun - 07. Scene change - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 08. Contact with Doctor Leebig

The Naked Sun - 08. Contact with Doctor Leebig - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 09. She hated her husband

The Naked Sun - 09. She hated her husband - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 10. Landscape, peaceful and serene

The Naked Sun - 10. Landscape, peaceful and serene - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 11. Earth contact from Undersecretary Minnim

The Naked Sun - 11. Earth contact from Undersecretary Minnim - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 12. Scene change + busy, high pitched note

The Naked Sun - 12. Scene change + busy, high pitched note - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 13. Removing the robot's arm

The Naked Sun - 13. Removing the robot's arm - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 14. Filler

The Naked Sun - 14. Filler - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 15. Crash End

The Naked Sun - 15. Crash End - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 16. Epilogue

The Naked Sun - 16. Epilogue - Spectrogram.jpg

Anything Goes

Reconstructed from her manuscript and played on a cheesy MIDI piano

I Think in Shapes

I Think in Shapes - clip - Spectrogram.jpg

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

Environmental Studies from Gnutella - Spectrogram.jpg

  • From Gnutella, a semitone higher and with attack on the bells

Environmental Studies from Gnutella - Spectrogram.jpg

Chronicle

Chronicle - Spectrogram.jpg

John Peel's Voice

John Peel's Voice - Spectrogram.jpg

Great Zoos of the World

From BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21
Great Zoos of the World - Spectrogram.jpg

Shakespeare's Hamlet

  • 1st apparition

Shakespeare's Hamlet - 1st apparition - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 2nd apparition

Shakespeare's Hamlet - 2nd apparition - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 3rd apparition

Shakespeare's Hamlet - 3rd apparition - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 4th apparition

Shakespeare's Hamlet - 4th apparition - Spectrogram.jpg

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

Aztec - 01. Chronicle Title Theme - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 02. Mayan architecture

Aztec - 02. Mayan architecture - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 03. The Aztec Empire

Aztec - 03. The Aztec Empire - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 04. Aztec Culture at Tenochtitlan

Aztec - 04. Aztec Culture at Tenochtitlan - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 05. Human Sacrifice and Aztec Gods

Aztec - 05. Human Sacrifice and Aztec Gods - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 06. Portents of Doom

Aztec - 06. Portents of Doom - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 07. Running Red with Human Blood

Aztec - 07. Running Red with Human Blood - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 08. Between Two Great Volcanoes

Aztec - 08. Between Two Great Volcanoes - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 09. Five human hearts, still warm and steaming

Aztec - 09. Five human hearts, still warm and steaming - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 10. Skull racks

Aztec - 10. Skull racks - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 11. Exquisite featherwork

Aztec - 11. Exquisite featherwork - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 12. The Smoking Mirror

Aztec - 12. The Smoking Mirror - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 13. La Noche Triste

Aztec - 13. La Noche Triste - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 14. The Final Assault, Impaled heads and the Defeat of the Aztecs

Aztec - 14. The Final Assault, Impaled heads and the Defeat of the Aztecs - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 15. The Fall of Tenochtitlan

Aztec - 15. The Fall of Tenochtitlan - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 16. What Remains is Regret

Aztec - 16. What Remains is Regret - Spectrogram.jpg

1970

The Bagman

Created in February 1970, broadcast in March.

  • 1. Opening theme

The Bagman - 1. Opening Theme - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 2. Dreaming in Highgate Wood

The Bagman - 2. Dreaming in Highgate Wood - Spectrogram.jpg

reissued as Phantoms of Darkness
Phantoms of Darkness - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 3. Dreaming at the Ministers

The Bagman - 3. Dreaming at the Ministers - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 4. Vocal fanfare

The Bagman - 4. Vocal Fanfare - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 5. Percussive Phantoms

The Bagman - 5. Percussive Phantoms - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 6. The Little People

The Bagman - 6. The Little People - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 7. Huge Steel-Shod Foot

The Bagman - 7. Huge Steel-Shod Foot - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 8. The Gypsy Woman

The Bagman - 8. The Gypsy Woman - Spectrogram.jpg

  • 9. Closing theme

The Bagman - 9. Closing Theme - Spectrogram.jpg

Music of Spheres

Completed shortly before 10th March 1970; first broadcast 4 November 1970
Music of Spheres - Spectrogram.jpg

Petya's Dream

First broadcast 28th April 1970.
Petya's Dream - Spectrogram.jpg

Radio Solent

Radio Solent - Spectrogram.jpg

1971

Dance from Noah

Dance from Noah - Spectrogram.jpg

Tutankhamun's Egypt

Tutankhamun's Egypt - Spectrogram.jpg

I.E.E.100

The Autocrat

Intro

The Autocrat - Intro - Spectrogram.jpg

Outro

The Autocrat - Outro - Spectrogram.jpg

Travelling in Winter

Dreaming - Spectrogram.jpg

Science All Around - Sound

Reconstructed from Delia's manuscripts

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

Circle of Light - Spectrogram.jpg

Shadow of the Pharoah

Ways of Seeing - Three Dreams

Play for Today - Title Music

Play for Today title music - Spectrogram.jpg

Great Zoo

Great Zoo - 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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 TRW 6641: Tracks for BBC Radiophonic Music.