The Bernard Herrmann Society
The Bernard Herrmann Society
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Society for the Appreciation of the Music of
Bernard Herrmann • 1911 - 1975
Phase 4 Stereo 6 LPs
Phase 4 Stereo 40CDs
Music for Alfred Hitchcock
A Christmas Carol and A Child is Born
Petra Goes to the Movies
The Bride Wore Black
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Cork, Ireland • Dublin, Ireland
Gallipolis, FL, USA
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Wuthering Heights in Braunschweig, Germany in 2015
Sturmhöhe in Brunswick! .
103rd Birthday Anniversary
Bernard Herrmann was born on 29th June 1911 in New York. We have updated the website with a new item to celebrate his birthday by longtime collaborator Bob Kosovsky.
Facebook Discussion Group
We have now added a discussion group on Facebook! .
Bernard Herrmann Weekend in Cleveland
Six films scored by Herrmann will screen during a four-day series.
CBS Radio Concert Premieres
Gotham Radio Theatre re-creates two episodes of the radio series CBS Columbia Workshop live on stage, with live music, sound effects and more to underscore the action.
Film Score Monthly Print Edition Online Archive
FSM has published their old print magazine (1990-2005) now for free: .
Steven Smith to introduce Vertigo in San Francisco
The San Francisco Symphony performs the score of Hitchcock’s Vertigo along with the film on November 1.
Sound of Cinema: The Music that Made the Movies – 1. The Big Score
UK viewers only. A documentary presented by Neil Brand featuring Steiner, Korngold, Rozsa, Barry, Zimmer, Williams and Herrmann. Norma Herrmann also appears. .
Sound of Cinema: Live from the BFI
A special show live from BFI, Southbank in London, to launch Radio 3's Sound of Cinema season.
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A Biographical Sketch
A Letter to Henry Cowell
I have dreamt in my life dreams, that have stayed with me forever.
About the Society
Greven ... Montag
02 May 2012 - 21 October 2014
21 October 2014
Herrmann's score aside, Hitchcock's "Marnie" fails for me, as all I able to thinks is, What is "James Bond" doing with "Melanie Daniels"??
Tadlow to record a Herrmann score
KOP ... William D McCrum
11 - 21 October 2014
21 October 2014
Gents, just go to Tadlow Music's website and see for yourselves the amazing plethora of scores they've rerecorded. Listen to the samples. You're becoming insular.
Twilight Time to release THE BRIDE WORE BLACK on Blu-ray
Jobla ... Markus
03 - 14 October 2014
14 October 2014
Because Truffaut admired Herrmanns music I guess it could be that he had a private tape of the sessions; so his descendants should check some boxes on the attic...
Raksin on why BH turned down 'Laura'
Stephen Cimino ...
30 September - 10 October 2014
10 October 2014
Ingrid, did you notice how the abridged version ended right after the "Hollywood Ten", McCarthy Hearings,
How Many Twisted Nerve Albums Are There
OnyaBirri ... Günther Kögebehn
05 - 07 October 2014
07 October 2014
McNeely and Bernstein both recorded Torn Curtain. There is no re-recording of Twisted Nerve, yet.
Less Expensive Twisted Nerve/Bride Wore Black CD-R Now Available
Manny ... OnyaBirri
30 September - 01 October 2014
01 October 2014
What proof does anyone have that it is a "bootleg?" Has any label putting out "legitimate" releases ever posted a pdf file of the contracts?
Miles' 'Milestones' and Psycho Prelude
NotHitch ... Scottycam
29 - 30 September 2014
30 September 2014
I think this falls under the category of "There are only so many notes in the scale, and sometimes different people will put those notes together similarly."
Herrmann on Decca/London
Stefan Huber ... OnyaBirri
24 - 27 September 2014
27 September 2014
Did he record the longer Fahrenheit suite that was subsequently recorded or by others, or was it recorded as issued?
Benny and Autumn
Richard Reichardt ... OnyaBirri
25 - 26 September 2014
26 September 2014
Even before I'd seen the movie, I associated this music with Autumn. I was living in New England when I received the Herrmann Hitchcock album as a gift late one September.
This article claims BH was influenced by Arnold Schoenberg(?)
Stephen Cimino ... Stan Sisskin
30 August - 23 September 2014
23 September 2014
Mozart's supposed tone rows are in the 40th Symphony (26:02 in the following)
An Interview with Bernard Herrmann
Royal S. Brown
Bernard Herrmann, Christopher Palmer and others
Herrmann in Britain
Herrmann CBS Legacy
A Blue Plaque for Herrmann
Michael Beek and Günther Kögebehn
The Classic Film Scores of
THE BERNARD HERRMANN SOCIETY • 1994 • 2000 • 2011