All recorded music
Concert, radio, film and television music (that has been recorded and released)
with discography


1933

P Aubade (July 31) 1933
for 14 instruments

note: Reworked as Silent Noon in 1975
ref.: Silent Noon, 1975

The Devil and Daniel Webster/Currier and Ives (1993; Silent Noon)
James Sedares [1994-1995 CD]

1935

P Sinfonietta for Strings 1935

Herrmann/Waxman/Rozsa (1992)
(17:32) Isaiah Jackson [1992-1996 CD]


P Currier and Ives Suite 1935

The Devil and Daniel Webster/Currier and Ives (1993)
(13:16) James Sedares [1994-1995 CD]
The Night Digger/Currier and Ives/For the Fallen ()
Bernard Herrmann [197? LP]

1938

P Moby Dick (Feb 1937 - Aug 1938) 1938
cantata for male chorus, soloists, and orchestra

Moby Dick (1967)
(46:48) Bernard Herrmann [1967-1993 LP/CD]


R "The Mercury Theater on the Air" (Orson Welles) 1938

note: The famous hour-long series

episodes: Episodes:
  • Dracula (July 11, 1938)
    novel by Bram Stoker
  • Treasure Island (July 18, 1938)
    novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Tale of Two Cities (July 25, 1938)
    novel by Charles Dickens
  • The 39 Steps (Aug 1, 1938)
    novel by John Buchan
  • My Little Boy/The Open Window/I'm a Fool* (Aug 8, 1938)
    short stories by Carl Ewald, Saki, and Sherwood Anderson
  • Abraham Lincoln (Aug 15, 1938)
    from a play by John Drinkwater and other sources
  • Affairs of Anatol* (Aug 22, 1938)
    from the play by Arthur Schnitzler
  • The Count of Monte Cristo* (Aug 29, 1938)
    novel by Alexander Dunas
  • The Man Who Was Thursday (Sept 5, 1938)
    novel by G.K. Chesterton
  • Julius Caesar* (Sept 11, 1938)
    from the play by William Shakespeare
  • Jane Eyre (Sept 18, 1938)
    novel by Charlotte Brontė
  • Sherlock Holmes (Sept 25, 1938)
    from stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Oliver Twist (Oct 2, 1938)
    novel by Charles Dickens
  • Hell on Ice* (Oct 9, 1938)
    book by Lincoln Edward Ellsberg
  • Seventeen* (Oct 16, 1938)
    novel by Booth Tarkington
  • Around the World in 80 Days (Oct 23, 1938)
    novel by Jules Verne
  • The War of the Worlds (Oct 30, 1938)
    novella by H.G. Wells
  • Heart of Darkness/Life with Father/The Gift of the Magi (Nov 6, 1938)
    from the novel by Joseph Conrad, memoirs of Clarence Day, and story by O. Henry
  • A Passenger to Bali* (Nov 13, 1938)
    novel by Ellis St. Joseph
  • The Pickwick Papers* (Nov 20, 1938)
    novel by Charles Dickens
  • Clarence* (Nov 27, 1938)
    novel by Booth Tarkington
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey* (Dec 4, 1938)
    novel by Thornton Wilder

note: For episodes marked with an asterisk (*) the amount of original music is unknown.
note: As of December 9, 1938, the program was known as the Campbell Playhouse.
ref.: The Campbell Playhouse, 1938
ref: SCS-B / PB-B

The Mercury Theater on the Air: The Count of Monte Cristo (1938, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [1983 LP]
The Mercury Theater on the Air: Dracula (1938, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [1976 LP]
The Mercury Theater on the Air: Julius Caesar (1938, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [LP]
The Mercury Theater on the Air: Sherlock Holmes (1938, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [1974 LP]
The Mercury Theater on the Air: Treasure Island (1938, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [1978 LP]
The Mercury Theater on the Air: War of the Worlds (1938, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [1994 LP/CD]
Theatre of the Imagination (1938, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [1988]


R "The Campbell Playhouse" (Orson Welles) 1938

note: New name of The Mercury Theater on the Air from December 9, 1938.

episodes: Episodes, first season (1938-1939):
  • Rebecca (Dec 9, 1938)
  • Call It a Day* (Dec 16)
  • A Christmas Carol (Dec 23)
    re-broadcasted the following year
  • A Farewell to Arms* (Dec 30)
  • Counsellor-at-Law* (Jan 6, 1939)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty* (Jan 13)
  • Chicken Wagon Family* (Jan 20)
  • I Lost My Girlish Laughter (Jan 27)
    book by Jane Allen
  • Arrosmith (Feb 3)
    novel by Sinclair Lewis
  • The Green Goddess (Feb 10)
    play by William Archer
  • Burlesque (Feb 17)
    play by Arthur Hopkins and James Manker Watters
  • State Fair* (Feb 24)
    novel by Philip Duffield Strong
  • Royal Regiment* (March 2)
    book by Gilbert Frankau
  • The Glass Key (March 10)
    novel by Dashiell Hammett
  • Beau Geste (March 17)
    novel by Percival Christopher Wren
  • Twentieth Century (March 24)
    play by Charles MacArthur and Ben Hecht
  • Show Boat (March 31)
    novel and play by Edna Ferber
  • Les Miserables* (April 7)
    novel by Victor Hugo
  • The Patriot (April 14)
    novel by Pearl S. Buck
  • Private Lives (April 21)
    play by Noel Coward
  • Black Daniel* (April 28)
    book by Honore Morrow
  • Wickford Point (May 5)
    novel by John P. Marquand
  • Our Town (May 12)
    play by Thornton Wilder
  • The Bad Man (May 19)
    play by Porter Emerson Browne
  • American Cavalcade (May 26)
    radioplay by Orson Welles
  • Victoria Regina (June 2)
    play by Laurence Houseman

episodes: Episodes, second season (1939-1940):
  • Peter Ibbetson (Sept 10, 1939)
    from the novel by George du Maurier and play by John Nathaniel Raphael
  • Ah, Wilderness! (Sept 17)
    play by Eugene O'Neill
  • What Every Woman Knows (Sept 24)
    play by James m. Barrie
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (Oct 1)
    novel by Alexandre Dumas
  • Algiers (Oct 8)
    novel by Detective Ashelbe
  • The Escape (Oct 15)
    story by John Galsworthy
  • Liliom (Oct 22)
    play by Ferenc Molnar
  • The Magnificent Ambersons (Oct 29)
    novel by Booth Terkington
  • The Hurricane (Nov 5)
    novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd* (Nov 12)
    novel by Agatha Christie
  • The Garden of Allah (Nov 19)
    novel by Robert Hichens
  • Dodsworth (Nov 26)
    from a novel by Sinclair Lewis and play by Sidney Howard
  • Lost Horizon (Dec 3)
    novel by James Hilton
  • Vanessa (Dec 10)
    novel by Hugh Walpole
  • There's Always a Woman (Dec 17)
    story by Gladys Lehman
  • A Christmas Carol (Dec 24)
    story by Charles Dickens
  • Come and Get It* (Dec 31)
    novel by Edna Ferber
  • Vanity Fair (Jan 7, 1940)
    novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Theodora Goes Wild* (Jan 14)
    from a story by Mary McCarthy and screenplay by Sidney Buchman
  • The Citadel (Jan 21)
    novel by A.J. Cronin
  • It Happened One Night (Jan 28)
    from the story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams and screenplay by Robert Riskin
  • Broome Stages (Feb 4)
    book by Clemence Dane
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Fab 11)
    from the story "Opera Hat" by Clarence Budington Kelland and screenplay by Robert Riskin
  • Dinner at Eight (Feb 18)
    play by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman
  • Only Angels Have Wings (Feb 25)
    story and screenplay by Howard Hawks and Jules Furthman
  • Rabble at Arms* (March 3)
    book by Kenneth Roberts
  • Craig's Wife* (March 10)
    play by George Kelly
  • Huckleberry Finn (March 17)
    novel by Mark Twain
  • June Moon* (March 24)
    play by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman
  • Jane Eyre (March 31)
    novel by Charlotte Bronte

note: For episodes marked with an asterisk (*) the amount of original music is unknown.
ref.: The Mercury Theater on the Air, 1938
ref: SCS-B / PB-B

Campbell Playhouse: Rebecca (1938, Radio broadcast)
(59:53) Bernard Herrmann [1990]
Campbell Playhouse: A Christmas Carol (1939, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [1980 LP]
Campbell Playhouse: The Count of Monte Cristo (1939, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [LP]
Campbell Playhouse: The Magnificent Ambersons (1939, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann
Campbell Playhouse: Victoria Regina (1939, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [1979 LP]
Campbell Playhouse: The Citadel (1940, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [LP]
Campbell Playhouse: Huckleberry Finn (1940, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [1975 LP]

1940

R Macbeth (Orson Welles; Orson Welles) 1940

note: Not exactly radio, this play was adapted and recorded for album release in the Mercury Text Records series.
ref: PB-B

Macbeth (1940, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [1940]

1941

P Symphony (October 1939 - March 1941) 1941

Symphony (1974)
(34:11) Bernard Herrmann [1975-1993 LP/CD]
Symphony no.1/New England Triptych (1992)
(36:01) James Sedares [1992 CD]


F Citizen Kane (Orson Welles; summer 1940; RKO; [AAN]) 1941

Citizen Kane (1940, OST)
Bernard Herrmann [1978 LP]
Welles Raises Kane/The Devil and Daniel Webster (1967; Welles Raises Kane)
Bernard Herrmann [1968-1994 LP/CD]
Music from Great Film Classics (1970; Welles Raises Kane)
Bernard Herrmann [1996-1996 LP/CD]
Citizen Kane - The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974)
(13:48) Charles Gerhardt [1974-1989 LP/CD]
Citizen Kane (1975)
(29:25) LeRoy Holmes [1975 LP]
Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (1992)
(11:01) Elmer Bernstein [1993 CD]
Citizen Kane (1992)
(43:07) Tony Bremner [1992 CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
(2:46) Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]

pic.: Poster: "It's Terrific" (big)
pic.: Poster: "Everybody's Talking About It!" (big)
pic.: Herrmann and Welles on the set
pic.: "Snow ball"
pic.: The election


F All That Money Can Buy (William Dieterle; July; RKO; [AA]) 1941
aka: The Devil and Daniel Webster

ref.: The Devil and Daniel Webster (suite), 1942

Welles Raises Kane/The Devil and Daniel Webster (1967; The Devil and Daniel Webster (suite))
Bernard Herrmann [1968-1994 LP/CD]
Music from Great Film Classics (1970; The Devil and Daniel Webster (suite))
Bernard Herrmann [1996-1996 LP/CD]
Chiller (1988; The Devil and Daniel Webster (suite))
Erich Kunzel [1989 CD]
Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (1992)
(1:41) Elmer Bernstein [1993 CD]
The Devil and Daniel Webster/Currier and Ives (1993; The Devil and Daniel Webster (suite))
James Sedares [1994-1995 CD]
The Hollywood Sound (1996)
(4:04) John Williams [1997 CD]

pic.: The devil


R Orson Welles Show (Orson Welles; CBS radio show; Sept. 15, 1941 - Feb. 1, 1942) 1941

episodes: Episodes:
  • *Almanac: Sredni Vashtar/Hidalgo/An Irishman and a Jew (+ Boogie Woogie) (Sept 15, 1941)
  • *Almanac: The Right Side/The Sexes/Murder in the Bank/Golden Honeymoon (Sept 22)
  • *Almanac: The Interlopers/I'm a Fool (+ Song of Solomon) (Sept 29)
  • *The Black Pearl (+ There's a Full Moon Tonight/Annabel Lee) (Oct 6)
  • *Almanac: It in Years to Come (+ Noah Webster's Library/poems by Dorothy Parker) (Oct 13)
  • *Almanac: Romance/The Prisoner of Assiout (+ Shakespeare sonnet) (Oct 20)
  • *Almanac: Wild Oranges (Nov 3)
  • *That's Why I Left You/The Maysville Minstrel (Nov 10)
  • The Hitch Hiker (Nov 17)
    radioplay by Lucille Fletcher, Herrmann's wife; later performed on Suspense in 1942, and The Mercury Summer Theatre in 1946
  • A Farewell to Arms (Nov 24)
    from the novel by Ernest Hemingway
  • *Something's Going to Happen to Henry/Wilbur Brown, Habitat: Brooklyn (Dec 1)
  • *(Symptoms of Being 35/Leaves of Grass) (Dec 7)
  • The Happy Prince (+ Saint Luke: the Nativity/Christmas poem) (Dec 22)
    story by Oscar Wilde
  • *There Are Frenchmen and Frenchmen (Dec 29)
  • *The Garden of Allah (Jan 5, 1942)
  • *(The Apple Tree) (Jan 22)
  • *(My Little Boy) (Jan 19)
  • *The Happy Hypocrite (Jan 26)
  • *Between Americans (Feb 1)
    by Norman Corwin

note: For episodes marked with an asterisk (*) the amount of original music is unknown.
note: Episodes or segments inside parenthesis () is probably without music or without music by Herrmann.
note: This series continued in 1944 as Orson Welles Almanac.
ref: PB-B

The Orson Welles Show: The Hitch-Hiker (1941, Radio broadcast/OST)
Bernard Herrmann [LP]
The Orson Welles Show: The Hitch-Hiker (1941, Radio broadcast/OST)
(7:24) Bernard Herrmann [1983-1983 LP]
Orson Welles Show: The Happy Prince (1944, Radio broadcast)
Victor Young [1946 LP]


R We Hold These Truths (Norman Corwin; December 15) 1941
an hour-long special

We Hold These Truths (1941, Radio broadcast)
Bernard Herrmann [199?]

1942

F The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles; January-February; RKO) 1942

note: Herrmann refused to be credited
note: Additional music for recut version by Roy Webb
ref.: Welles Raises Kane (suite), 1943

Welles Raises Kane/The Devil and Daniel Webster (1967; Welles Raises Kane)
Bernard Herrmann [1968-1994 LP/CD]
Music from Great Film Classics (1970; Welles Raises Kane)
Bernard Herrmann [1996-1996 LP/CD]
Magnificent Ambersons (1990)
(50:32) Tony Bremner [1990 CD]


P The Fantasticks (March) 1942

A Musical Garland of the Seasons (1975)
(25:27) Bernard Herrmann [1976-1993 LP/CD]


f The Devil and Daniel Webster (completed July 10) 1942
suite for orchestra

note: This is a suite of the music from the film All That Money Can Buy
ref.: All That Money Can Buy (film), 1941

Welles Raises Kane/The Devil and Daniel Webster (1967)
(19:57) Bernard Herrmann [1968-1994 LP/CD]
Music from Great Film Classics (1970)
(4:34) Bernard Herrmann [1996-1996 LP/CD]
Chiller (1988)
(1:53) Erich Kunzel [1989 CD]
The Devil and Daniel Webster/Currier and Ives (1993)
(20:01) James Sedares [1994-1996 CD]


R "Suspense" (CBS) 1942

note: Long-running mystery series

episodes: Episodes:
  • The Burning Court (June 17, 1942)
  • The Cave of Ali Baba (Aug 18)
  • The Hitch Hiker (Sept 2)
    by Lucille Fletcher; originally aired on the Orson Welles Show, Nov. 17, 1941
  • The Kettler Method (Sept 16)
  • A Passage to Benares (Sept 23)
  • One Hundred in the Dark (Sept 30)
  • Lord of the Witchdoctors (Oct 27)
  • Devil in the Summerhouse (Nov 3)
  • Will You Make a Bet With Death (Nov 11)
  • Menace in Wax (Nov 17)
  • August Heat
  • Till Death Do Us Part (Dec 15)
  • The Customers Like Murder (March 23, 1943)
  • The Dead Sleep Lightly (March 30)
  • Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (April 6)
  • *The Most Dangerous Game (Sept 23)
  • *The Lost World (Sept 30)
  • *The Philomel Cottage (Oct 7)
  • *Lazarus Walks (Oct 14)
  • Wet Saturday (Dec 16)
  • *Donovan's Brain (May 18 and May 25)
  • The Search for Henri LeFevre (July 6, 1944)

note: For episodes marked with an asterisk (*) Herrmann's participation in uncertain
ref.: Suspense (TV series), 1949
ref: SCS-B / JD-B / PB-B

The Orson Welles Show: The Hitch-Hiker (1941, Radio broadcast/OST; The Orson Welles Show)
Bernard Herrmann [LP]
"Suspense" (1942, Radio broadcast; Till Death Do Us Part)
Bernard Herrmann [1975 LP]

1943

f Welles Raises Kane (March) 1943
suite

note: This is a suite of music from Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons
ref.: Citizen Kane (film), 1941
ref.: The Magnificent Ambersons (film), 1942

Welles Raises Kane (radio concert) (1949)
Bernard Herrmann [LP]
Welles Raises Kane/The Devil and Daniel Webster (1967)
(14:23) Bernard Herrmann [1968-1994 LP/CD]
Music from Great Film Classics (1970)
(13:19) Bernard Herrmann [1996-1996 LP/CD]


F Jane Eyre (Robert Stevenson; July-August; Fox) 1943

Jane Eyre (1943, OST)
(37:32) Bernard Herrmann [1993 CD]
Music from Great Film Classics (1970)
(13:14) Bernard Herrmann [1996-1996 LP/CD]
Jane Eyre (1994)
(68:09) Adriano [1994 CD]

pic.: Title frame
pic.: First meeting


P For the Fallen (November 6) 1943
a berceuse

A Musical Garland of the Seasons (1975)
(6:21) Bernard Herrmann [1976-1993 LP/CD]
The Devil and Daniel Webster/Currier and Ives (1993)
(6:54) James Sedares [1994-1996 CD]
The Night Digger/Currier and Ives/For the Fallen ()
Bernard Herrmann [197? LP]

1944

R "Columbia Presents Corwin" (Norman Corwin) 1944

episodes: Episodes:
  • Savage Encounter (March 28)
  • Untitled (April 18)
  • Tel Aviv (May 23; conductor only)
  • Sandburg (June 6)
  • Wolfe (June 13)
  • Whitman (June 20)
  • Home for the Forth (July 4)
  • The Moat Farm Murder (July 18)
    based on a true story; re-broadcast on the Mercury Summer Theatre, 1946
  • There Will Be Time Later (Aug 15)
  • An American Trilogy
ref: SCS-B / JD-B

Columbia Presents Corwin: The Moat Farm Murder (1944, OST)
Bernard Herrmann [1983-1983 LP]
Columbia Presents Corwin: The Moat Farm Murder (1944, OST)
(7:47) Bernard Herrmann [1983-1983 LP]
Columbia Presents Corwin: Untitled (1944, Radio broadcast)
[1995]


F Hangover Square (John Brahm; July-December 1944; Fox) 1944

Citizen Kane - The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974)
(11:59) Charles Gerhardt [1974-1989 LP/CD]
Herrmann/Waxman/North - Piano Concerti (1995)
(10:55) James Sedares [1995-1996 CD]
Musique & cinema (1995)
(12:17) Pascal Verrot [1995 CD]
Scenario for Orchestra on Themes from Show Boat ()
Werner Janssen [1974-197? LP]
The Marvellous Film World of Bernard Herrmann, volume 2 (1944, OST)
(33:10) Bernard Herrmann [1995 CD]


R "Philco Hall of Fame" (Orson Welles; John Brahm; July-December 1944; Fox) 1944

episodes: Episode using music by Herrmann:
  • The Happy Prince (Dec 24, 1944)
    originally broadcast on the Orson Welles Show, Dec. 22, 1941; this time conducted by Victor Young and featuring Bing Crosby
  • The Happy Prince (Dec 25, 1944)
    condensed version
ref: PB-B

Orson Welles Show: The Happy Prince (1944, Radio broadcast; Orson Welles Show)
Victor Young [1946 LP]

1945

R On a Note of Triumph (Norman Corwin; May 8, and May 13) 1945

note: Hour-long celebration of V-E Day.
note: The show was repeated on May 13 with some changes in the score.

On a Note of Triumph (1945, Radio broadcast)
Lud Gluskin [1975-1995 LP]

1946

F Anna and the King of Siam (John Cromwell; February-April; Fox; [AAN]) 1946

Fahrenheit 451 (1994)
(9:52) Joel McNeely [1995 CD]

pic.: Poster


R "Mercury Summer Theatre" (Orson Welles; John Cromwell; February-April; Fox; [AAN]) 1946

note: Mostly reprises of the 1938 and 1939 shows.

episodes: Episodes:
  • Around the World in 80 Days (June 7)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (June 14)
  • The Hitchhiker (June 21)
    by Lucille Fletcher; the third broadcast of this story which originally aired on the Orson Welles Show, Nov. 17, 1941
  • Jane Eyre (June 28)
  • A Passenger to Bali (July 5)
  • The Search for Henry Le Fevre (July 12)
    by Lucille Fletcher
  • Life with Adam (July 19)
    conductor only
  • The Moat Farm Murder (July 26)
    by Norman Corwin; originally aired on Columbia Presents Corwin, 1944
  • The Golden Honeymoon (Aug 2)
  • Hell on Ice (Aug 9)
  • *Abednego the Slave (Aug 16)
  • *I'm a Fool/The Tell-Tale Heart (Aug 23)
  • *Moby Dick (Aug 30)
  • (The Apple Tree) (Sept 6)
  • *Scenes from King Lear (Sept 13)
ref: PD-B / JD-B

The Orson Welles Show: The Hitch-Hiker (1941, Radio broadcast/OST; The Orson Welles Show)
Bernard Herrmann [LP]
Columbia Presents Corwin: The Moat Farm Murder (1944, OST; Columbia Presents Corwin)
Bernard Herrmann

1947

F The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz; January-April; Fox) 1947

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1975)
Elmer Bernstein [1975-1985 LP/CD]
Fahrenheit 451 (1994)
(3:35) Joel McNeely [1995 CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
(5:01) Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]

1950

F On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray; November-December 1950; RKO) 1950

Citizen Kane - The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974)
(2:25) Charles Gerhardt [1974-1989 LP/CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
(10:39) Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]
The Marvellous Film World of Bernard Herrmann, volume 2 (1951, OST)
(21:44) Bernard Herrmann [1995 CD]

1951

P Wuthering Heights (April 1943 - June 1951) 1951
an opera

Wuthering Heights (1966)
Bernard Herrmann [1966-1972 LP/CD]


F The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise; June-July; Fox) 1951

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, OST)
(35:46) Bernard Herrmann [1993-1995 LP/CD]
The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1973)
(11:35) Bernard Herrmann [1974-1996 LP/CD]
The Day The Earth Stood Still (recording) (1987)
(3:05) Tony Bremner [1992-1996 CD]

pic.: Poster, landscape
pic.: Poster, portrait

1952

F Five Fingers (Joseph L. Mankiewicz; October-December 1951; Fox) 1952

Fahrenheit 451 (1952, OST)
(1:07) Bernard Herrmann [1996 CD]


F The Snows of Kilimanjaro (Henry King; May-June; Fox) 1952

Music from Hollywood (1963)
(4:38) Bernard Herrmann and others [1963-1995 LP/CD]
Music from Great Film Classics (1970)
(10:52) Bernard Herrmann [1996-1996 LP/CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
(4:23) Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]
Fahrenheit 451 (1952, OST)
(2:39) Bernard Herrmann [1995 CD]

1953

F White Witch Doctor (Henry Hathaway; February-March; Fox) 1953

Citizen Kane - The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974)
(13:46) Charles Gerhardt [1974-1989 LP/CD]


F Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef (Robert D. Webb; July-August; Fox; stereo) 1953

Citizen Kane - The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974)
(11:32) Charles Gerhardt [1974-1989 LP/CD]
Fahrenheit 451 (1953, OST)
(1:27) Bernard Herrmann [1996 CD]
The Marvellous Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1953, OST)
(16:31) Bernard Herrmann [1995 CD]


F King of the Khyber Rifles (Henry King; October-November; Fox; stereo) 1953

Spectacular World of Classic Film Scores (1973)
(3:13) Charles Gerhardt [1978-1991 LP/CD]
Fahrenheit 451 (1953, OST)
(1:50) Bernard Herrmann [1996 CD]
The Marvellous Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1953, OST)
(13:54) Bernard Herrmann [1995 CD]

1954

F The Egyptian (Michael Curtiz; May-June; Fox; stereo) 1954

note: Composed in collaboration with Alfred Newman

The Egyptian (1954)
Alfred Newman [1954-1990 LP/CD]
Fahrenheit 451 (1954, OST)
(1:42) Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman [1996 CD]


F Garden of Evil (Henry Hathaway; March-April; Fox; stereo) 1954

Fahrenheit 451 (1954, OST)
(1:54) Bernard Herrmann [1996 CD]
The Marvellous Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1954, OST)
(5:15) Bernard Herrmann [1995 CD]


F Prince of Players (Philip Dunne; November; Fox; stereo) 1954

Fahrenheit 451 (1954, OST)
(2:14) Bernard Herrmann [1996 CD]

1955

F The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock; December 1954 - January 1955; Paramount) 1955

Music from the Great Movie Thrillers (1968)
(8:17) Bernard Herrmann [1969-1997 LP/CD]
A History of Hitchcock II - To Catch a Thief (1995)
(8:48) Paul Bateman [1995 CD]

pic.: Poster
pic.: Music credits
pic.: Harry without shoes


F The Kentuckian (Burt Lancaster; Paramount) 1955

Great Americana Film Scores (1977)
(19:24) Fred Steiner [1992-1996 LP/CD]

1956

R Brave New World (William Froug; CBS; January 27 and February 3) 1956

note: Hour-long broadcast of the CBS Radio Workshop (two parts).

Brave New World (1956, Radio broadcast/OST)
Bernard Herrmann [1979 LP]
Brave New World (1956, Radio broadcast/OST)
(8:19) Bernard Herrmann [1979-1986 LP]


F The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock; Paramount) 1956

note: Herrmann appears as the conductor in the Albert Hall sequence; score lost

Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (1992)
(9:17) Elmer Bernstein [1993 CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
(2:16) Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]
Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores (1996)
(2:42) Esa-Pekka Salonen [1996 CD]

pic.: Herrmann and Hitchcock on the set of The Man Who Knew Too Much
pic.: Poster
pic.: Poster: "Bernard Herrmann conducting the Storm Cloud Cantata"
pic.: The message
pic.: Conducting (Albert Hall sequence) #1
pic.: Conducting #2
pic.: Conducting #3
pic.: Conducting #4 (b/w)
pic.: Music credits


T The Ethan Allen Story (CBS TV-pilot) 1956
theme and score

note: When the pilot 'failed', the music became part of the CBS music library and was later used in the Have Gun, Will Travel TV series.

The Ethan Allen Story (1956, OST)
(11:10) Bernard Herrmann [1984-1984 LP]


T Western Suite (CBS cue music) 1956

The Western Suite (1956, OST)
(21:33) Bernard Herrmann [1984-1984 LP]


T Western Saga (CBS cue music) 1956

Western Saga (1956, OST)
(18:09) Bernard Herrmann [1983-1983 LP]


T The Desert Suite (CBS cue music) 1956

The Desert Suite (1956, OST)
(12:09) Bernard Herrmann [1983-1983 LP]


F The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (Nunnally Johnson; February; Fox; stereo) 1956

Fahrenheit 451 (1994)
(2:13) Joel McNeely [1995 CD]
Filmusic ()
[197? LP]
Fahrenheit 451 (1956, OST)
(2:17) Bernard Herrmann [1996 CD]

pic.: Poster


F The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock; September-October; Warner) 1956

Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (1992)
(2:07) Elmer Bernstein [1993 CD]

pic.: Poster


F Williamsburg - The Story of a Patriot (George Seaton; November; Paramount documentary) 1956

Williamsburg - The Story of a Partiot (recording) (1992)
(2:38) Tony Bremner [1992-1992 CD]

1957

F A Hatful of Rain (Fred Zinnemann; March-April; Fox) 1957

The Marvellous Film World of Bernard Herrmann, volume 2 (1957, OST)
(19:59) Bernard Herrmann [1995 CD]


T The Outer Space Suite (CBS cue music) 1957

The Outer Space Suite (1957, OST)
(25:15) Bernard Herrmann [1983-1983 LP]


T The Indian Suite (CBS cue music) 1957

The Indian Suite (1957, OST)
(9:19) Bernard Herrmann [1983-1983 LP]


T "Have Gun - Will Travel" (CBS TV series (western); Sept. 1957 - Sept. 1963) 1957
theme and original score

episodes: Episode (original score):
  • Three Bells to Perdido (pilot)

episodes: Episodes using Herrmann stock music:
The Strange Vendetta ; A Matter of Ethics ; The Great Mojave Chase ; The Outlaw ; The Englishman ; No Visitors ; McNally's Folly ; Show of Force ; and more

note: Other composers: Jerry Goldsmith
ref.: Have Gun Will Travel (radio series), 1958

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957, OST)
(10:21) Bernard Herrmann [1984-1984 LP]

1958

F Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock; January-Fabruary; Paramount) 1958

Vertigo (1958, OST)
(34:21) Muir Mathieson [1958-1996 LP/CD]
Music from the Great Movie Thrillers (1968)
(10:30) Bernard Herrmann [1969-1997 LP/CD]
Hitchcock - Master of Mayhem (1990)
(5:54) Lalo Schifrin [1990-1991 CD]
Europa (1991, OST; Europa)
Joachim Holbek [1991 CD]
Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (1992)
(6:43) Elmer Bernstein [1993 CD]
A History of Hitchcock - Dial M for Murder (1993)
(5:09) Paul Bateman [1993 CD]
Hollywood Nightmares (1993)
(8:46) John Mauceri [1994 CD]
A History of Hitchcock II - To Catch a Thief (1995)
(5:04) Paul Bateman [1995 CD]
Vertigo (1995)
(63:21) Joel McNeely [1996 CD]
Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores (1996)
(12:01) Esa-Pekka Salonen [1996 CD]
Hollywood '96 (1996)
(5:09) Joel McNeely [1996 CD]

pic.: Poster #1
pic.: Poster #2
pic.: Music credit
pic.: Cliffhanger
pic.: Stuart & Novak
pic.: The ocean
pic.: The stairs


F The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (Nathan Juran; May-June; Columbia) 1958

The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958, OST)
(35:14) Graunke [1959-1986 LP/CD]
The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1973)
(8:31) Bernard Herrmann [1974-1996 LP/CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]
Classic Fantasy Film Scores (1958, OST)
(21:25) Bernard Herrmann [1988 CD]

pic.: Poster


F The Naked and the Dead (Raoul Walsh; March-April; RKO) 1958

Fahrenheit 451 (1958, OST)
(1:26) Bernard Herrmann [1996 CD]

1959

F Journey to the Center of the Earth (Henry Levin; September-November; Fox; stereo) 1959

The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1973)
(15:03) Bernard Herrmann [1974-1996 LP/CD]


F North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock; January-March; MGM) 1959

note: The soundtrack was originally recorded in stereo

North by Northwest (1959, OST)
(65:55) Bernard Herrmann [1995 CD]
Music from Hollywood (1963)
(3:25) Bernard Herrmann and others [1963-1995 LP/CD]
Music from the Great Movie Thrillers (1968)
(3:05) Bernard Herrmann [1969-1997 LP/CD]
North by Northwest (1979)
(37:57) Laurie Johnson [1980-1990 LP/CD]
Hitchcock - Master of Mayhem (1990)
(3:37) Lalo Schifrin [1990-1991 CD]
Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (1992)
(3:04) Elmer Bernstein [1993 CD]
A History of Hitchcock - Dial M for Murder (1993)
(3:21) Paul Bateman [1993 CD]
A History of Hitchcock II - To Catch a Thief (1995)
(4:42) Paul Bateman [1995 CD]
Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores (1996)
(2:48) Esa-Pekka Salonen [1996 CD]

pic.: Poster
pic.: Title
pic.: Music credit
pic.: Hitchcock missing the bus
pic.: Crop duster sequence


F The Three Worlds of Gulliver (Jack Sher; Columbia) 1959

The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1959, OST)
(43:58) Bernard Herrmann [1961-1993 LP/CD]
The Mysterious Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1975)
(25:58) Bernard Herrmann [1975-1996 LP/CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]
Classic Fantasy Film Scores (1959, OST)
(26:08) Bernard Herrmann [1988 CD]

pic.: Poster


T "The Twilight Zone" (Rod Serling; CBS TV series; Oct. 1959 - Sept. 1965) 1959
original theme and scores

episodes: Episodes (original scores):
  • Where Is Everybody? (October 2, 1959; pilot)
  • Walking Distance (October 30, 1959)
  • The Lonely (November 13, 1959)
  • The Eye of the Beholder (November 11, 1960)
  • Little Girl Lost (March 16, 1962)
  • Living Doll (November 1, 1963)
  • Ninety Years Without Slumbering (December 20, 1963)

note: Herrmann also composed the original main and end title themes, and several alternate main and end title themes

episodes: Episodes using Herrmann stock music:
Mr. Denton on Doomsday ; One for the Angels ; Judgement Night ; I Shot an Arrow ; The Hitchhiker ; The Last Flight ; Third from the Sun ; A World of His Own ; Mirror Image ; A Nice Place to Visit ; The After Hours ; The Howling Man ; The Lateness of the Hour ; Nick of Time ; The Mind and the Matter ; It's a Good Life ; Nothing in the Dark ; The Rip Van Winkle Caper ; The Fugitive ; The Trade-ins ; Nightmare at 20,000 Feet ; Last Night of a Jockey ; The Old Man in the Cave ; Night Call ; The 7th is Made Up of Phantoms ; Number 12 Looks Just Like You ; On Thursday We Leave For Home ; Queen of the Nile ((one cue)) ; I Am the Night - Color Me Black ; The Bewitchin' Pool

note: Other composers: Jerry Goldsmith, Franz Waxman

"The Twilight Zone" (1959-1964, OST; Where Is Everybody?, The Lonely, Walking Distance, Rip Van Winkle Caper, Main...)
[1992 LP/CD]

pic.: "Where Is Everybody?"
pic.: "Walking Distance"
pic.: "The Lonely"
pic.: "The Eye of the Beholder"
pic.: "Little Girl Lost"
pic.: "Living Doll"

1960

F Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock; February-March; Paramount) 1960

ref.: Psycho II, 1983
ref.: Psycho IV, 1990

Psycho (1960, OST)
(46:42) Bernard Herrmann [1996 CD]
Music from the Great Movie Thrillers (1968)
(14:29) Bernard Herrmann [1969-1997 LP/CD]
Psycho (1975)
(58:16) Bernard Herrmann [1975-1989 LP/CD]
Chiller (1988)
(4:56) Erich Kunzel [1989 CD]
Hitchcock - Master of Mayhem (1990)
(4:39) Lalo Schifrin [1990-1991 CD]
Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (1992)
(6:32) Elmer Bernstein [1993 CD]
A History of Hitchcock - Dial M for Murder (1993)
(7:22) Paul Bateman [1993 CD]
Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores (1996)
(18:04) Esa-Pekka Salonen [1996 CD]
I Solisti Italiani on Cinema (1996)
I Solisti Italiani string ensemble [1996 CD]

pic.: Poster
pic.: The drive
pic.: Home

1961

F Mysterious Island (Cy Endfield; January-February; Columbia) 1961

Mysterious Island (1961, OST)
(42:30) Bernard Herrmann [1984-1993 LP/CD]
The Mysterious Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1975)
(14:30) Bernard Herrmann [1975-1996 LP/CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]
Classic Fantasy Film Scores (1961, OST)
(17:47) Bernard Herrmann [1988 CD]

pic.: Poster
pic.: Ad


F Cape Fear (J. Lee Thompson; August-December; Universal) 1961

ref.: Cape Fear, 1991

Cape Fear (1962) (1961, OST)
(49:01) Bernard Herrmann [1996 CD]
Cape Fear (1991) (1991, OST; Cape Fear (1991))
Elmer Bernstein (adapted [1991 CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
(5:42) Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]
The Marvellous Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1961, OST)
(43:52) Bernard Herrmann [1995 CD]

pic.: Poster
pic.: Robert Mitchum

1962

T "The Virginian" (TV series; Sept. 1962 - Sept. 1971) 1962
original score

episodes: Episode:
  • The Last Grave at Socorro Creek
  • possibly more

note: Other composers: Franz Waxman, John Williams

The TV Music of Bernard Herrmann (1962, OST)
Bernard Herrmann [1975 LP]

1963

F Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey; June-August 1962; Columbia) 1963

The Mysterious Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1975)
(10:58) Bernard Herrmann [1996-1996 LP/CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]
Classic Fantasy Film Scores (1963, OST)
(6:54) Bernard Herrmann [1988 CD]

pic.: Poster
pic.: Ad

1964

F Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock; Universal) 1964

Marnie (1964, OST)
(48:34) Bernard Herrmann [1974-1994 LP/CD]
Music from the Great Movie Thrillers (1968)
(10:08) Bernard Herrmann [1969-1997 LP/CD]
Hitchcock - Master of Mayhem (1990)
(5:35) Lalo Schifrin [1990-1991 CD]
A History of Hitchcock - Dial M for Murder (1993)
(2:59) Paul Bateman [1993 CD]
Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores (1996)
(11:02) Esa-Pekka Salonen [1996 CD]

pic.: Poster
pic.: Ad

1965

P Echoes 1965
string quartet

note: Performed as the ballet Ante Room in 1971

Echoes for String Quartet (1966)
(21:20) The Amici Quartet [1966-1994 LP/CD]
Classical Hollywood II (1991)
(20:24) The Texas Fastival Quartet and The Picasso Quartet [1991 CD]

1966

F Fahrenheit 451 (Francois Truffaut; May-June; Universal) 1966

The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann (1973)
(10:50) Bernard Herrmann [1974-1996 LP/CD]
Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (1992)
(4:36) Elmer Bernstein [1993 CD]
Fahrenheit 451 (1994)
(16:49) Joel McNeely [1995 CD]
Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores (1996)
(17:53) Esa-Pekka Salonen [1996 CD]
Fahrenheit 451 (1966, OST)
(27:55) Bernard Herrmann [1995 CD]
Fahrenheit 451 (1966, OST)
(49:03) Bernard Herrmann [1996 CD]

pic.: Poster (b/w)


F Torn Curtain (for Alfred Hitchcock's film; January-March) 1966

note: The score was rejected
note: See also: Interview with Norman Lloyd

Torn Curtain (1977)
(41:45) Elmer Bernstein [1977-1978 LP]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
(6:06) Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]
Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores (1996)
(6:33) Esa-Pekka Salonen [1996 CD]

pic.: Poster

1967

F La Mariee etait en noir (Francois Truffaut; September-October; Lopert) 1967
aka: The Bride Wore Black

La Mariee etait en noir/The Bride Wore Black (1967, OST)
[1968 LP]
Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (1992)
(11:29) Elmer Bernstein [1993 CD]
The Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1967, OST)
Bernard Herrmann [1974-197? LP]

pic.: Poster: "The Bride Wore Black"
pic.: Poster: "La Mariee etait en noir


P Souvenirs de voyage 1967
clarinet quintet

Souvenirs de Voyage/Echoes (1974)
(29:07) Bernard Herrmann [1974-1994 LP/CD]
Classical Hollywood (1990)
(28:51) Houston Lyric Art Quartet [1990 CD]
American Chamber Music (199?)
Chamber Music Northwest [1990-199? CD]

1968

F Twisted Nerve (Roy Boulting; Rank) 1968

Twisted Nerve (1968, OST)
Bernard Herrmann [1969 LP]
The Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1968, OST)
Bernard Herrmann [1974-197? LP]

1969

F The Battle of Neretva (Veljko Bilajic; AIP) 1969

Battle of Neretva (1971, OST)
(31:05) Bernard Herrmann [1975-1996 LP/CD]

1971

F The Road Builder (Alastair Reid; January; MGM) 1971
aka: The Night Digger

Night Digger (1971, OST)
(38:35) Bernard Herrmann [1994-1996 CD]

pic.: Title
pic.: Music credit

1972

F Sisters (Brian de Palma; May-June; AIP) 1972
aka: Blood Sisters

Sisters (1972, OST)
(41:40) Bernard Herrmann [1975-1996 LP/CD]

1974

F It's Alive (Larry Cohen; November-December 1973; Warner) 1974

ref.: It's Alive 2, 1978

It's Alive 2 (1978, OST; It's Alive 2)
Laurie Johnson [1978-1990 LP/CD]

pic.: Ad

1975

F Obsession (Brian de Palma; June-July; Columbia) 1975

Obsession (1975, OST)
(38:48) Bernard Herrmann [1976-1994 LP/CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
(1:46) Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]


P Silent Noon (September 14; revision of Aubade 1933) 1975
an idyll

ref.: Aubade, 1933

The Devil and Daniel Webster/Currier and Ives (1993)
(10:37) James Sedares [1994-1995 CD]


F Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese; October-December; Columbia) 1975

Taxi Driver (1975, OST)
(31:25) Bernard Herrmann [1976-1995 LP/CD]
Bernard Herrmann Film Scores (1992)
(8:34) Elmer Bernstein [1993 CD]
Torn Curtain - The Classic Film Music of Bernard Herrmann (1995)
(8:02) Paul Bateman [1995-1996 CD]
Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores (1996)
(6:55) Esa-Pekka Salonen [1996 CD]

pic.: Poster #1
pic.: Poster #2
pic.: Dedication

1978

F It's Alive 2 (Larry Cohen) 1978
aka: It Lives Again

note: Additional music by Laurie Johnson
ref.: It's Alive, 1974
ref: GB-B

It's Alive 2 (1978, OST)
(36:04) Laurie Johnson [1978-1990 LP/CD]

1991

F Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese; remake) 1991

note: Arranged and conducted by Elmer Bernstein
ref.: Cape Fear, 1961
ref: BHWP

Cape Fear (1991) (1991, OST)
Elmer Bernstein (adapted [1991 CD]


F Europa (Lars von Trier) 1991
aka: Zentropa

note: The Main Title from Vertigo was reorchestrated with an added chorus.
ref.: Vertigo, 1958
ref: AA

Europa (1991, OST)
Joachim Holbek [1991 CD]



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