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When it comes to building up excitement around a well-loved and soon-to-be-returnin TV show, Sherlock has played a blinder by getting the man who composes all the music to offer his take on the events that are about to be portrayed.
After all, a composer has to be at the heart of the story, has to represent everything that is happening emotionally, while using language which does not give away the plot or ruin any surprises.
So we should all offer our sincere thanks to Michael Price, film composer, for tweeting an artfully arranged crossed pair of batons, and explaining that as far as he is concerned, Season Three is all about three things: violins, emotion and enormity. Or, as he put it:
— Michael Price (@michael__price) November 11, 2013
We now know nothing more about what is about to happen than we did five minutes ago, except tantalisation levels have reached dangerous new heights. What tears? Whose tears? How big is epic? And how many strings are we talking about exactly.
And the answer to these questions is the same as it always was: wait and see.
Sherlock returns to PBS on January 19.
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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