Bernard Herrmann

Composer, Conductor
Preeminent film composer brought to Hollywood by Orson Welles and subsequently renowned for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock. Herrmann had scored many of Welles' radio shows before making the move west for ... Read more »
Born: 06/28/1911 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (92)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015 (Movie)

("Scene D'Amour") (Song Performer)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015 (Movie)

("Scene D'Amour") (Song)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

("The Murder") (Song)

Hitchcock 2012 (Movie)

("The Bathroom") (Song)

Not Fade Away 2012 (Movie)

("Finale") (Song)

The Artist 2011 (Movie)

("Love Scene") (Music)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

("Psycho Theme") (Song)

Capitalism: A Love Story 2009 (Movie)

("Vertigo Prelude") (Song)

Australia 2008 (Movie)

("Prelude" From Anna And The King Of Siam) (Song)

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

("Journey To The Center Of The Earth") (Song)

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

("Introduction") (Song Performer)

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

("Introduction") (Song)

Silence Becomes You 2006 (Movie)

("Jane Eyre") (Song)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("Cape Fear") (Music)

Daddy Day Care 2003 (Movie)

("The Knife (from Psycho)") (Music)

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)

("Psycho (The Murder)") (Music)

Jackass: The Movie 2002 (Movie)

("The Murder" from "Psycho") (Song)

Stuart Little 2 2002 (Movie)

("The Beach (from Vertigo)") (Song)

Faces of Evil 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Drive Me Crazy 1999 (Movie)

("Duo (from the film 'The Trouble with Harry')") (Song)

One Hundred and One Nights 1999 (Movie)

music excerpts (Music)

Strange Planet 1999 (Movie)

("Origianl Soundtrack Taxi Driver") (Song)

Psycho 1998 (Movie)

("Weepy Donuts (contains 'Psycho' theme)") (Song)

Psycho 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Music For the Movies: Bernard Herrmann 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

("The Lincoln Memorial") (Song)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

("The Murder") (Song)

Cape Fear 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

It's Alive III: Island of the Alive 1986 (Movie)

("It's Alive") (Theme Music)

Stand By Me 1986 (Movie)

("Have Gun Will Travel") (Song)

Terror in the Aisles 1984 (Movie)

music extract("The Murder") (Music)

King Blank 1981 (Movie)

music extract("Psycho") (Music)

Thriller 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Death at Work 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

It's Alive 2 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Obsession 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Taxi Driver 1976 (Movie)

("Hold Me Close") (Music)

It's Alive 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Sisters 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Endless Night 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

The Battle of Neretva 1970 (Movie)

(English version) (Music)

The Night Digger 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Twisted Nerve 1969 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Obsessions 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

The Bride Wore Black 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Fahrenheit 451 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Music

Joy in the Morning 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Marnie 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Jason and the Argonauts 1963 (Movie)

(Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (Music Conductor)

Cape Fear 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Tender Is the Night 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Mysterious Island 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Psycho 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

The Three Worlds of Gulliver 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

North By Northwest 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

Blue Denim 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Fiend Who Walked the West 1958 (Movie)

music extract("The Day the Earth Stood Still") (Music)

The Naked and the Dead 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Vertigo 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

A Hatful of Rain 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

The Wrong Man 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

A Christmas Carol 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Music

The Kentuckian 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

The Trouble With Harry 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

The Wages of Fear 1955 (Movie)

(Italian version) (Music)

Garden of Evil 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

Prince of Players 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

The Egyptian 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

Beneath the 12 Mile Reef 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

King of the Khyber Rifles 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

White Witch Doctor 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Five Fingers 1952 (Movie)

(Music)

On Dangerous Ground 1951 (Movie)

(Music)

The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 (Movie)

(Music)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro 1951 (Movie)

(Music)

Portrait of Jennie 1947 (Movie)

("Jennie's Song") (Song)

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947 (Movie)

(Music)

Anna and the King of Siam 1946 (Movie)

(Music)

Hangover Square 1945 (Movie)

(Music)

The Magnificent Ambersons 1942 (Movie)

(Music)

Citizen Kane 1941 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Citizen Kane 1941 (Movie)

(Music)

The Devil and Daniel Webster 1940 (Movie)

(Music)

Companions in Nightmare (TV Show)

Music

Have Gun -- Will Travel (TV Show)

Music

Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV Show)

Music

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Music
Actor (1)

Music For the Movies: Bernard Herrmann 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Preeminent film composer brought to Hollywood by Orson Welles and subsequently renowned for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock. Herrmann had scored many of Welles' radio shows before making the move west for "Citizen Kane" (1941), which immediately placed him in the front rank of film composers. In contrast to the prevailing Hollywood style, Herrmann's scores moved away from full, lush arrangements to smaller, often unorthodox orchestration. Equally innovative was his use of brief, easily recognizable themes in place of lengthier melodies.

Relationships

Wendy Herrmann

Daughter

Lucy Anderson

Wife
divorced

Lucille Fletcher

Wife
divorced died on August 31, 2000 at age 88

Dorothy Herrmann

Daughter

Norma Shepherd

Wife
survived him

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

DeWitt Clinton High School

New York , New York

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

Milestones

1931

Founded and conducted New Chamber Orchestra

Guest conductor, New York Philaharmonic, BBC Symphony

Staff conductor, CBS

Bonus Trivia

.

One of six motion picture composers honored with a postage stamp in 1999.

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