Radio music
 
with discography


1934

R La Belle Dame Sans Merci (September; CBS) 1934
melodram for narrator and orchestra

note: The text is from John Keats' poem
note: Dedicated to David Ross, the original narrator
note: Originally broadcasted on the In the Modern Manner show, September 20, 1934
note: There is a dispute about the name of this show. Johnny Green in the 1970s claimed that it was In the Modern Manner (a kind of variety show), but in 1939, Lucille Fletcher (already Herrmann's wife) claimed the name of the show was The Columbia Variety Show.
ref: BK


R The City of Brass (December; CBS) 1934
melodram for narrator and orchestra

note: The text is an excerpt reworked from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, translated by Edward Powys Mathers
note: Originally broadcasted on the In the Modern Manner show, narrated by David Ross
ref: BK


R Annabel Lee (after September 1934, before June 1935; CBS) 1934
melodram for narrator and orchestra

note: The text is from a poem by Edgar Allen Poe
note: Originally broadcasted on the In the Modern Manner show, narrated by David Ross
ref: BK


R Poem Cycle (after September 1934, before June 1935; CBS) 1934
melodrams for narrator and orchestra

note: Collection of three short melodrams: The Willow Leaf, text from an anonymous Chinese lyric; Weep No More Sad Fountains, the text is supposedly an anonymous Elisabethan song, which was set originally by John Dowland (modern musicology tends to think the author is Dowland himself); Something Tells, text by David Ross
note: Originally broadcasted on the In the Modern Manner show, narrated by David Ross
ref: BK

1935

R The Shropshire Lad (probably May; CBS) 1935
melodram for narrator and orchestra

note: The text is by A.E.Houseman, and contains three sections of the larger poem of the same name, Reveille, When I was One-And-Twenty and With Rue My Heart is Laden
note: Originally broadcasted on the In the Modern Manner show, narrated by David Ross
ref: BK

1936

R "The Columbia Workshop" (1936-1937) 1936

episodes: A series of experimental broadcasts, including:
  • Dauber (Oct 17, 1936)
    Poem by John Masefield, adapted by Burke Boyce, directed by Irving Reis; 30 minutes.
    Synopsis: In seeking worldly experiences, a painter becomes a crew member on a ship but with tragic results.
  • Rhythm of the Jute Mill (Dec 12)
    Written and directed by William Robson, based on a newspaper story; 30 minutes; on this date Herrmann was announced as the workshop's music director.
    Synopsis: A composer kills his wife and is sent to jail where he continues to compose
  • The Gods of the Mountains (Dec 19)
    Original story by Lord Alfred Dunsany.
    Synopsis: Itinerant beggars doubt that the sacred stones on a mountain are gods.
  • The Happy Prince (Dec 26)
    Original story by Oscar Wilde, directed by Irving Reis; this is totaly different from the 1941 version.
    Synopsis: With the aid of a swallow, a statue decides to help those less fortunate.
  • An Incident of the Cosmos (Jan 16, 1937)
    Written by Paul Y. Anderson, directed by Irving Reis.
    Synopsis: Extra-terrestrials witness the end of the planet Earth.
  • Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Feb 6, 1937)
    Written by Samuel Coleridge, adapted by Leopold Proser, directed by Irving Reis.
    Synopsis: A sailor learns the tragic results of doubting divine signs.
  • Macbeth (Feb 28)
    Written by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Orson Welles.
    Synopsis: There's trouble in Denmark.
  • Split Seconds (March 14)
    Written and directed by Irving Reis.
    Synopsis: While drowning, a man ponders the events of his life.
  • Eve of St. Agnes (March 28)
  • Mr. Sycamore (April 4)
    Written by Robert Ayre, adapted by Leopold Proser
    Synopsis: Weary of his daily routine, a mailman decides to become a tree.
  • The Fall of the City (April 11)
    Written by Archibald MacLeish, directed by Irving Reis.
    Synopsis: A totalitarian government eventually falls.
  • R. U. R (April 18)
  • Macbeth (May 2, 1937)
  • Supply and Demand (May 9)
  • Paul Revere (May 16)
  • Discovery (May 30)
  • The Downbeat on Murder (June 6)
  • Red Head Baker (June 20)
  • The Babouk (June 26)
  • The Tell-Tale Heart (July 11)
  • Fiy Grand (July 18)
  • A Matter of Life and Death (July 25)
  • Daniel Webster and the Sea Serpent (Aug 1)
  • An Incident of the Cosmos/The Last Citation (Aug 8)
  • Escape (Aug 22)
  • Meridian 7-1212 (Oct 10)
  • The Horla (Nov 7)
  • Georgia Transport (Nov 21)
  • Rhythm of the Jute Mill (Nov 26)
  • Marconi (Dec 9)
  • Metzengerstein (Dec 16)
  • Robert Owens (Jan 22, 1938)
  • Mme. Curie (Jan 29)
  • Andrea del Sarto (Feb 5)
  • Be Prepared (Feb 12)
  • Well of the Saints (Feb 19)
  • Air Raid (Feb 28)
  • The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet (March 5)
  • Wedding of the Meteors (March 19)
  • J. Smith and Wife (March 26)
  • Seven Waves Away (April 2)
  • The Broken Feather (April 9)
  • Melodrams (May 14)
  • Ecce Homo (May 21)
  • Surrealism (June 11)
  • The Constitution of the United States (July 2)
  • Murder in the Cathedral (July 23)
  • Tristram (July 30)
  • The Devil and Daniel Webster (Aug 6)
  • Outward Bound (Sept 15)
  • Brushwood Boy (Oct 13)
  • A Drink of Water (Nov 10)
  • Luck (Nov 17)
  • The Giant's Stair (Dec 1)
  • A Trip to Czardis (Dec 15)
  • Orphan Ego (Jan 5, 1939)
  • Forgot in the Rains (Jan 9)
  • Mr. Whipple is Worried (Jan 16)
  • Prophecy (Jan 23)
  • Nine Prisoners (Feb 20)
  • In the Train (March 13)
  • Letter from Home (March 20)
  • Seems Radio is Here to Stay (April 14)
  • Highlights from CBS Musical Programs (April 17)
  • Wet Saturday (May 1)
  • Wild Man (May 8)
  • A Trip to Czardis (Repeat) (July 27)
  • The Use of Man (Sept 14)
  • Samson (Aug 10, 1940)
  • Nightmare at Noon / Radio in the Rain (Aug 11)
  • Alf, the All-American Fly (Sept 1)
  • Well, Look Who's Here (Sept 22)
  • Constitution of the United States (Repeat) (Nov 3, 1941)
  • Someone Else (July 20, 1942)
  • The Trial (May 19, 1946)
ref: BK / SCS-B / JD-B


R "The March of Time" (weekly CBS news broadcast; c. 1936-1937) 1936

note: Herrmann conducted some of these broadcasts, though most were conducted by Harold Barlow.
ref: BK


R Palmolive Audition (weekly CBS news broadcast; c. 1936-1937) 1936

note: Herrmann probably composed several cues for this trial run of a new show, although only two survive: 'Fanfare' and 'Intro'.
ref: BK


R Arrangement of Jackson's Grand March (June 18) 1936

note: This is a piece from the time of the American Revolutionary War.
ref: BK


R Twelve Crowded Months (CBS; December 29) 1936

note: This hour-long special was a review of the important events of the year. There was another show in 1937 (December 24) which probably used the same music.
ref: BK

1938

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]

1939

R Ellery Queen (CBS) 1939
theme and scores

episodes: Episodes:
  • The Last Man Club
  • Fallen Angel (July 2)
  • Mystery of Napoleon's Razor (July 9)
  • Impossible Cure (July 16)
ref: BK


R "So This is Radio" (July-September) 1939

episodes: Parts:
  • One (July 24)
  • Two (July 31)
  • Three (August 14)
  • Four (August 21)
  • Five (September 7)
ref: JD-B

1940

R Macbeth (Orson Welles; July-September) 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

R Samson (Norman Corwin; 26 by Corwin) 1941


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?]


R Forecast (CBS radio series) 1941
theme and score

episodes: The music for one 15-minute episode was written by Herrman:
  • Ever After
ref: BK

1942

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 (stocks & sequels)
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]


R "Ceiling Unlimited" (CBS) 1942

note: Wartime propaganda series presenting dramatizations of various aspects of air travel.

episodes: Episodes:
The Flying Fortress (Nov 9, 1942) ; Air Transport Command (Nov 16) ; The Navigator (Nov 23) ; Wind, Sand and Stars (Nov 30) ; The Ballad of Bataan (Dec 7) ; (War Workers) (Dec 14) ; Gremlins (Dec 21; by Lucille Fletcher) ; Pan American Airlines (Dec 28) ; Anti-Submarine Partol (Jan 4, 1943) ; Finger in the Wind (Jan 11) ; Letter to Mother (Jan 18) ; Flyer Come Home with Your Wings/Mrs. James and the Pot of Tea (Jan 25) ; The Future (Fab 1)
ref: PB-B


R "Hello Americans" (CBS) 1942

episodes: Episode:
  • Deed to the World (c. 1942)
ref: JD-B

1943

R America Salutes the President's Birthday Party (January 30) 1943
ref: JD-B


R "Transatlantic Call" 1943

episodes: Episodes:
New England (Feb 14) ; Washington D.C. (Feb 18) ; Midwest: Breadbasket and Arsenal (March 14)
ref: JD-B


R "Passport for Adams" 1943

note: Introduction (August 24, 1943)
ref: JD-B

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]


R War Loan Drive Special (May 20) 1944
ref: JD-B


R "Philco Hall of Fame" (Orson Welles; May 20) 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 Ode on the Victory (NBC, May 7) 1945
for narrator and orchestra

note: This melodram to a poem by Robert Hillyer was broadcast on NBC, May 7, 1945, at 10 pm in a half-hour music program in honor of the end of the war in Europe. It was read by Roger DeKoven, and the Blue Network Orchestra was conducted by Robert Stepak.
ref: BK


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]


R Stars in the Afternoon (September 16) 1945
ref: JD-B

1946

R "Mercury Summer Theatre" (Orson Welles; September 16) 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

1949

R Mind in the Shadow 1949
ref: JD-B


R House of Hope 1949
ref: JD-B

1950

R Red Cross Special: Across the Street, Across the Nation (February 28) 1950
ref: JD-B


R Like Everybody Else (October 6) 1950
ref: JD-B

1952

R "Crime Classics" (Elliott Lewis; CBS; 1952-1954) 1952
a thirty minute series

note: Herrmann used a maximum of four musicians.

episodes: Episodes:
The Crime of Bathsheba Spooner (Dec 3, 1952; audition show) ; The Crime of Bathsheba Spooner (June 15, 1953; first show of series) ; The Shockingly Peaceful Passing of Thomas Edwin Bartlett, Greengrocer (June 22) ; The Checkered Life and Sudden Death of Colonel James Fiske, Jr. (June 29) ; The Shrapnelled Bosom of Charles Drew, Sr (July 6) ; The Terrible Deed of Dr. Webster (July 13) ; Death of a Picture Hanger (July 20) ; The Final Days of General Ketchum and How He Died (July 27) ; Mr Trower's Hammer (Aug 3) ; The Axe and the Droot Family: How They Fared (Aug 10) ; The Incredible Trial of Laura D. Fair (Aug 17) ; The Alsop Family: How it Diminished and Grew Again (Aug 24) ; Your Loving Son, Nero (Aug 31) ; The Torment of Henrietta Robinson and Why She Killed (Sept 7) ; The Bloody Bloody Banks of Fall River (c. Sept 30) ; The Hangman and William Palmer: Who Won (Oct 7) ; The Seven Layered Arsenic Cake of Madam LaFarge (Oct 14) ; John Hayes, His Head, and How They Were Parted (Oct 18) ; Billy Bonny Bloodletter, Also Known as The Kid (Oct 21) ; Raschi Among the Crocodiles and the Prank He Played (c. Nov 14) ; A Triangle on the Round Table (Nov 18) ; Blackbeard's 14th Wife: Why She Was No Good For Him (c. Nov 18) ; The Killing Story of William Corder and the Farmer's Daughter (Nov 25) ; If a Body Need a Body, Just Call Burke and Hare (Dec 2) ; The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Dec 9) ; John and Judith: Their Crime and Why They Didn't Get to Enjoy It (Dec 16) ; Coyle and Richardson: Why They Hung in a Spanking Breeze (Dec 30) ; The Younger Brothers: Why Some of Them Grew No Older (Jan 6, 1954) ; How Supan Got the Hook Outside Bombay (Jan 13) ; Madeline Smith, Maid or Murderess, Which? (Jan 20) ; The Boorn Brothers and the Hangman: A Study in Nip and Tuck (Jan 27) ; The Incredible History of John Shepard (Feb 3) ; Twenty-Three Knives Against Ceasar (Feb 10) ; Jean-Baptiste Truppmann: Killer of Many (Feb 17) ; The Good Ship Jane: Why She Became Flotsam (Feb 24) ; Roger Nems: How He, Though Dead, Won (March 3) ; New Hampshire, The Tiger, and Brad Ferguson: What Happened Then (March 10) ; Old Sixtoes: How He Stopped Construction on the B.B.C. & I (March 17) ; Francisco Pizarro: His Heart on a Golden Knife (c. March 14) ; Robby-Boy Balfour: How He Wrecked A Big Prison's Reputation (March 31) ; The General's Daughter, The Czar's Lt. and the Linen Closet: A Russian Tragedy (April 7) ; James Evans, Fireman: How He Extinguished a Human Torch (April 14) ; Cesare Borgia: His Most Diffcult Murder (April 21) ; Widow Magill and the Three Gypsies: A Vermont Fandango (April 28) ; Bunny Baumler: His Close Brush with Fame (May 5) ; Mr. Clark's Skeleton in Mr. Adam's Closet: The Noise it Made (May 12) ; Mr. Johnathon Jewett: How Most Peculiarly He Cheated the Hangman (May 26) ; The Lethal Habit of the Marquis de Brinvillier (June 2) ; The Assasination of Leon Trotsky (June 9) ; The Death of Baltimore Birdie and Friend (June 16) ; Ali Pasha, A Turkish Delight (June 23) ; Good Evening, My Name is Jack the Ripper (June 30)
ref: SCS-B / JD-B

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]

Unknown

R Orchestral arrangement of Lovely to Look At (no date) ????

note: This is a song from Jerome Kern's show 'Roberta'.
ref: BK



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