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Frequently Asked Questions
and their answers

Who's Bernard Herrmann?
American composer (June 29, 1911 - December 24, 1975). One of the most influential film composers of all time who scored such classics as Citizen Kane, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Vertigo, Psycho, and Taxi Driver. Read more...

What is the Bernard Herrmann Society?
The BHS is an inernational society for the appreciation of the music of Bernard Herrmann. The society was started as a continuation of the Bernard Herrmann Web Pages (1994-2000) on June 29, 2000. Read more...

I want to know more...
You should read Steven C. Smith's biography A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann (University of California Press, 1991). You should also try to catch the 2-and-a-half hour radio documentary Bernard Herrmann: A Celebration of His Life and Music (Crawford/Coate, 1988; this has been broadcast online on this site and might turn up again...). There will be a bibliography made available at a later time.

Are there any other sites on the net?
There are many sites on the net :-/ See our links page...

How can I obtain scores for any of Herrmann's music?
The best sources for scores/parts are Bernard Herrmann Music and Themes and Variations. See our list of published scores...

How can I know when a Herrmann movie is screened on TV?
Check your local TV guide :) ... or see our On TV links.

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International Society for the Appreciation of the Music of Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)