Film music
Film music and film score treatments
with discography


1941

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

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]


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]

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

1944

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]

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

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]

1948

F Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle; Selznick) 1948

note: Herrmann composed Jennie's theme only; the remainder of the score was adapted from Debussy by Dimitri Tiomkin
note: No existing score

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

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

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


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]

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 Blue Denim (Philip Dunne; May-June; Fox; stereo) 1959


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

1960

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

ref.: Psycho II, 1983 (stocks & sequels)
ref.: Psycho IV, 1990 (stocks & sequels)

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 Tender Is the Night (Henry King; late 1961; Fox; stereo) 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 (stocks & sequels)

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

1963

F The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock; July-December 1962; Universal) 1963

note: Herrmann was credited as sound consultant (the film had no music)


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


F Joy in the Morning (Alex Segal; MGM) 1964

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

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


F Endless Night (Sidney Gilliat; October-November; Rank) 1971

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 (stocks & sequels)

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]


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



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