Oct 1 2019

David Byrne Presents: Masters of Soundtracks - Bernard Herrmann

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Main Title (from "Taxi Driver") Bernard Herrmann
Psycho, Suite: Prelude / The Murder / Finale Bernard Herrmann
Prelude (From ''North By Northwest'') Bernard Herrmann
The Nightmare And Dawn Bernard Herrmann
Prelude / Rooftop Bernard Herrmann
The Murder Bernard Herrmann
The Wild Ride Bernard Herrmann
The House (Film Version) Bernard Herrmann
On the Rocks Bernard Herrmann
Journey to the Center of the Earth Bernard Herrmann
Prelude - Outer Space - Radar Bernard Herrmann
Klaatu Bernard Herrmann
Gort - The Visor - The Telescope Bernard Herrmann
Twisted Nerve Bernard Herrmann
Scene D'amour (Vertigo) Bernard Herrmann
The Twilight Zone (Main Title) Bernard Herrmann
A Portrait of 'Hitch' (from "The Trouble with Harry") Bernard Herrmann
Fahrenheit 451: Fire Engine Bernard Herrmann

Herrmann is best known for the many Hitchcock soundtracks he did. Pretty much all of them memorable- the screeching violins for Psycho, to the headlong ostinatos leading to an erroneous destiny in North By Northwest stick in my own mind.

But he also did some less expected scores- the original Twilght Zone, the Day The Earth Stood Still, which features an ominous theremin and Taxi Driver which juxtaposes lyrical jazz with a frightening vision of NY at night. A bunch of stop motion Ray Harryhausen films and even Kill Bill! Citizen Kane (not one of my favorites) but hey.

Pre soundtracks he was the conductor of the CBS symphony orchestra and he brought the work of new and innovative composers to the public's attention. He only did scores when he had artistic control, which eventually led to a sad falling out with Hitchcock when the studio insisted on a pop score.

Oct 1 2019

David Byrne Presents: Masters of Soundtracks - Bernard Herrmann

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Main Title (from "Taxi Driver") Bernard Herrmann
Psycho, Suite: Prelude / The Murder / Finale Bernard Herrmann
Prelude (From ''North By Northwest'') Bernard Herrmann
The Nightmare And Dawn Bernard Herrmann
Prelude / Rooftop Bernard Herrmann
The Murder Bernard Herrmann
The Wild Ride Bernard Herrmann
The House (Film Version) Bernard Herrmann
On the Rocks Bernard Herrmann
Journey to the Center of the Earth Bernard Herrmann
Prelude - Outer Space - Radar Bernard Herrmann
Klaatu Bernard Herrmann
Gort - The Visor - The Telescope Bernard Herrmann
Twisted Nerve Bernard Herrmann
Scene D'amour (Vertigo) Bernard Herrmann
The Twilight Zone (Main Title) Bernard Herrmann
A Portrait of 'Hitch' (from "The Trouble with Harry") Bernard Herrmann
Fahrenheit 451: Fire Engine Bernard Herrmann

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