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The Time Traveller's Theme

Tom Menary

Publication information

October 31, 2010


Main theme

General information



The Passage of Time

Used in

"The Rival's Theme"

The Time Traveller's Theme is the main theme from The Passage of Time, composed by Tom Menary. It represents Old Tom, though is also used to underscore Young Tom's decisions to alter his future.


The theme was created prior to The Passage of Time, as a "mystery theme" based somewhat on the theme from "This Is Gallifrey: Our Childhood, Our Home" by Murray Gold. It is used throughout the film, from the opening Wingless Sting to the finale and end credits. The soundtrack includes a bonus track, titled "The Time Traveller's Theme", which presents the motif in a short suite version.

Other usesEdit

The theme was intended for reuse in An Itch in Time. Although the project was cancelled during production, a soundtrack was released featuring several variations on the motif. It also appears in minor form in The Time Collector, and inspired the Collector's Theme from that score.



The Time Traveller's Theme

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Music of Wingless Films
Tom Menary
Original scores and soundtracks:
The Passage of TimeBoundedCaptive, Chapter TwoCapsuleWinglessSpirit of the FrontierSanctuaryScoutStraw ManDarknessChase the DragonCamera ObscuraDisavowedExileInterventionDesert of Two DevilsHow to Lose Friends & Assassinate PeoplePetriarchSons of MoorlandThe Time CollectorSolitudeThe Lite BluesCatharsisComing HomeBy the Sword
Tracks and cues:
"Wingless Sting" — "Fires of Childhood" — "Colourization of a Journey" — "50" — "Knight Drive" — "Abstraction (for Piano)" — "Cloud Dance"
Major themes:
"The Time Traveller's Theme" — "The Rival's Theme" — "Despair Theme" — "Love Theme" — "The Assassin's Theme" — "Assassin's Lament" — "Theme from Capsule" — "Departure Theme" — "The Wingless March" — "The Wanderer" — "Yanaba's Theme" — "Theme from Scout" — "The Father's Theme" — "Journey Theme" — "Theme from Sunrise" — "Camera Obscura Theme" — "Disavowed: Main Theme" — "Executors' Theme" — "No More Chairs (Theme from Intervention)" — "Desert Theme" — "The Lite Blues Theme" — "Sensei"
Related articles:
"Space Oddity" (JAW) — Short FussingHer VoiceCapital — "Capture the World" (Don Menary)