Moby Dick Music

UCSB manuscript donation

The original manuscripts Bernard Herrmann gifted to his younger brother Dr. Louis Herrmann were recently donated to the Bernard Herrmann Archive at USC at Santa Barbara by Louis’ daughters.
The donation includes: THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (Blue-lined printed folio); MOBY DICK Cantata (working manuscript): A CHRISTMAS CAROL (working manuscript).

Herrmann in Britain

  Introduction New York born Bernard Herrmann had a long relationship with Britain, especially London, which he made his second home in 1961 and primary residence in 1964 after he seperated from his second wife Lucy Anderson.

Moby Dick review

The recent Moby Dick recording by Chandos was reviewed by the Guardian:

Bernard Herrmann’s Moby Dick

Bernard Herrmann – Moby Dick – Cantata for Male Chorus, Soloists & Orchestra (Carnegie Hall, New York, 14 April 1940) Charles Wakefield Cadman – Dark Dances of the Mardi Gras (Carnegie Hall, New York, 5 December 1937) Charles W Cadman – piano New York Philharmonic Orchestra &n.

Moby Dick / Sinfonietta

Chandos CHSA 5095 SACD Recorded 8 January 2011 (Moby Dick) and 15 and 16 March 2011 (Sinfonietta) Richard Edgar-Wilson tenor (Ishmael / Starbuck) David Wilson-Johnson baritone (Ahab) Danish National Choir Florian Helgath, chorus master Danish National Symphony Orchestra Mi.

Moby Dick

Bernstein: Overture to Candide Barber: Adagio for Strings Copland: Appalachian Spring Herrmann: Moby Dick.