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Sherlock composer explains the sounds behind the sleuth

“They are both detective shows, but they could not be more different. For Sherlock we chose a character- and theme-driven way of scoring,” said Price, who was in conversation with live music producer, and former BBC and Classic FM presenter Tommy Pearson.

Price demonstrated how he and his co-composer, David Arnold – neither will reveal who writes which parts of a score – composed Sherlock’s “hero theme”, the music that accompanies Benedict Cumberbatch’s sleuth as he springs into action.