updated 21 February 2018

Bernard Herrmann

Compositeur américain né le 29 juin 1911 à New York, mort le 24 décembre 1975 à Los Angeles

Bernard Herrmann was an American composer and conductor born in New York City in 1911. From 1929 to 1933, he attended DeWitt Clinton High School, the Juilliard School, and New York University, where he studied orchestra conducting with Albert Stoessel and composition with Bernard Wagenaar and Percy Grainger. It was with Grainger, who detected the young composer’s talent and his taste for seeking out unusual sounds and ambiences, that Herrmann began to blossom creatively. In 1933, Herrmann founded and conducted the New Chamber Orchestra, which performed mostly contemporary music, particularly British, for which Herrmann developed a marked taste at that time. In 1934 he became an assistant staff conductor at for the CBS orchestra, where he composed his first stage music for radio, and where he continued to work for some twenty years.

Herrmann spent much of the 1930s composing and directing for numerous CBS series, allowing him to refine both his own style and knowledge, particularly in the field of rapidly-written or rapidly-arranged scores, often in short sequences and for small formations; in addition to his work for the “Columbia Workshop” program series (75 scores) or “Suspense” (22 scores), Herrmann collaborated with Orson Welles, notably in the 1938 series “Mercury Theatre on the Air” (22 scores), which aired in a tamer form as the “Campbell Playhouse” series from 1938 to 1940 (56 scores). Herrmann also worked on numerous television series, including Suspicion (The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, 1962-1965), The Virginian, and twenty-three episodes of The Twilight Zone, for which he wrote remarkably inventive and unexpected scores.

In parallel to his intensive writing for radio and television, Herrmann continued to compose concert pieces, the first of which he wrote in 1929. There was a good deal of overflow between his own work and his compositions for broadcast and film, and several of his orchestral suites were drawn from pieces he wrote commercially. It should be recalled that he devoted the best of his talent to his personal work, in particular to his opera Wuthering Heights, which he worked on from 1943 to 1951, and which offers yet another example of his taste for dark, tormented subject matter.

His career as a film composer was brilliant from the start: the first score he wrote was for Welles’ Citizen Kane in 1941, produced by RKO Pictures. He composed the score for The Magnificent Ambersons the following year, but refused to be credited for the work after RKO Pictures edited the film heavily, removing more than half his score. This opened the door to collaborations with Hollywood’s greatest directors of the day, including Brahm, Curtiz, Hathaway, Ray, Dieterle, and Mankiewicz. He remains best known - indeed, almost to the detriment of his other successes - for his collaboration with Hitchcock from 1955 to 1966. During that time he wrote the scores of nine of Hitchcock’s films, including Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho. Hitchcock brought their exceptional collaboration to an abrupt end when he rejected Herrmann’s score for Torn Curtain. The break was a blow to Herrmann. He continued to write film scores, but these lacked the singular continuity that characterized his collaborations with Hitchcock. In the final years of his career he worked with directors such as Truffaut, for whom he wrote the scores of Fahrenheit 451 and La Mariée était en noir - both difficult collaborations - and Brian De Palma, for whom he wrote the scores of Sisters and Obsession, as well a for Martin Scorsese. Herrmann died just after completing the score for Taxi Driver, and Scorsese dedicated the film to him “with respect and gratitude.”


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Catalog sources and details

Compositions pour le cinéma

  • Citizen Kane (O. Welles, RKO, 1941)

  • *The Devil and Mr. Webster /*All That Money Can Buy (W. Dieterle, Dieterle Prod., 1941)
  • The Magnificent Ambersons (O. Welles, RKO, 1942)
  • Jane Eyre (R. Stevenson, 20th C. Fox, 1943)
  • Hangover Square (J. Brahm, 20th C. Fox, 1945)
  • Anna and the King of Siam (J. Cromwell, 20th C. Fox, 1946)
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (J. Mankiewicz, 20th C. Fox, 1947)
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (R. Wise, 20th C. Fox, 1951)
  • On Dangerous Ground (N. Ray–I. Lupino, RKO, 1951)
  • Five Fingers[L’Affaire Cicéron] (J. Mankiewicz, 20th C. Fox, 1952)
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (H. King–R.W. Baker, 20th C. Fox, 1952)
  • White Witch Doctor (H. Hathaway, 20th C. Fox, 1953)
  • Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef (H. King, 20th C. Fox, 1953)
  • King of the Khyber Rifles (H. King, 20th C. Fox, 1953)
  • The Egyptian (M. Curtiz, 20th C. Fox, 1954) (en collaboration avec A. Newman)
  • Garden of Evil (H. Hathaway, 20th C. Fox, 1954)
  • Prince of Players (P. Dunne, 20th C. Fox, 1955)
  • The Kentuckian (B. Lancaster, Hecht–Lancaster Prod., 1955)
  • The Trouble with Harry[Mais qui a tué Harry ?] (A. Hitchcock, Paramount, 1955)
  • The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (N. Johnson, 20th C. Fox, 1956)
  • The Man who Knew Too Much (A. Hitchcock, Paramount, 1956)
  • The Wrong Man[Le Faux coupable] (A. Hitchcock, Warner Bros., 1956)
  • Williamsburg (G. Seaton, court-métrage, 1957)
  • A Hatful of Rain (F. Zinnemann, 20th C. Fox, 1957)
  • The Naked and the Dead (R. Walsh, Gregory Prod., 1958)
  • Vertigo[Sueurs froides] (A. Hitchcock, Paramount, 1958)
  • The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (N. Juran, Morningside Prod., 1958)
  • North by Northwest[La Mort aux trousses] (A. Hitchcock, MGM, 1959)
  • Blue Denim (P. Dunne, 20th C. Fox, 1959)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (H. Levin, 20th C. Fox, 1959)
  • Psycho (A. Hitchcock, Shamley Prod., 1960)
  • The Three Worlds of Gulliver (J. Sher, Morningside Prod., 1960)
  • Mysterious Island (C. Endfield, Ameran Films, 1961)
  • Cape Fear (J.L. Thompson, Melville Prod., 1962)
  • Tender Is the Night (H. King, 20th C. Fox, 1962)
  • The Birds (A. Hitchcock, Universal, 1963) (consultant musical)
  • Jason and the Argonauts (D. Chaffey, Columbia, 1963)
  • Marnie (A. Hitchcock, Universal, 1964)
  • Joy in the Morning (A. Segal, MGM, 1965)
  • Torn Curtain (A. Hitchcock, Universal, 1966) (partition refusée)
  • Fahrenheit 451 (F. Truffaut, Anglo Enterprises–Vineyard Film, 1966)
  • La Mariée était en noir (F. Truffaut, Films du Carosse– Artistes associés–De Laurentis, 1968)
  • Twisted Nerve (R. Boulting, Charte Film Prod., 1968)
  • Obsessions (P.  de la Para, Scorpio Films, 1969)
  • The Battle of Neretva (V. Bilajic, Scorpio Films, 1969)
  • The Night Digger / The Road Builder (A. Reid, Twinckenham Film Studios, 1971)
  • Endless Night (S. Gilliat, MGM, 1972)
  • Sisters[Sœurs de sang] [B. De Palma, American International Pictures, 1973)
  • It’s Alive[Le Monstre est vivant] (L. Cohen, Warner Bros., 1974)
  • Taxi Driver (M. Scorsese, Columbia, 1976)
  • Obsession (B. De Palma, Columbia, 1976)

Compositions pour la télévision (séries)

  • Shower of Stars (1 épisode, 1954)
  • General Electric Theatre (2 épisodes, 1955-1956)
  • Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1 épisode, 1957)
  • Playhouse 90 (1 épisode, 1957)
  • Have Gun – Will Travel (1 épisode, 1957)
  • Perry Mason (2 épisodes, 1958-1959)
  • The Twilight Zone (10 épisodes, 1959-1963)
  • Gunsmoke (3 épisodes, 1961)
  • The Americans (1 épisode, 1961)
  • The Richard Boone Show (3 épisodes, 1963-1964)
  • Suspicion : The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (17 épisodes, 1963-1965) (aucun des 20 épisodes réalisés par Hitchcock)
  • The Great Adventure (1 épisode, 1963)
  • Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 épisode, 1964)
  • Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (2 épisodes, 1965-1966)
  • Rawhide (2 épisodes, 1965)
  • The Virginian (4 épisodes, 1965-1969)
  • Cimarron (1 épisode, 1968)

Compositions pour la radio

  • Modern Manner Show (5 épisodes, 1934-1935)
  • The March of Time (1936-1937)
  • The Columbia Workshop (O. Welles, 75 épisodes, 1936-1946)
  • The Mercury Theatre on the Air (O. Welles, 22 épisodes, 1938)
  • The Campbell Playhouse (O. Welles, 56 épisodes, 1938-1940)
  • Ellery Queen (4 épisodes, 1939)
  • So This is Radio (5 épisodes, 1939)
  • Orson Welles Show (O. Welles, 19 épisodes, CBS, 1941-1942)
  • Suspense (22 épisodes, 1942-1943)
  • Ceiling Unlimited (13 épisodes, CBS, 1942-1943)
  • Columbia Presents Corwin (10 épisodes, 1944)
  • Philco Hall of Fame (O. Welles, 2 épisodes, 1944)
  • Mercury Summer Theatre (O. Welles, 14 épisodes, 1946)
  • Crime Classics (52 épisodes, 1952-1954)

Catalog source(s)

Compositions pour le cinéma

  • Citizen Kane (O. Welles, RKO, 1941)

  • *The Devil and Mr. Webster /*All That Money Can Buy (W. Dieterle, Dieterle Prod., 1941)
  • The Magnificent Ambersons (O. Welles, RKO, 1942)
  • Jane Eyre (R. Stevenson, 20th C. Fox, 1943)
  • Hangover Square (J. Brahm, 20th C. Fox, 1945)
  • Anna and the King of Siam (J. Cromwell, 20th C. Fox, 1946)
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (J. Mankiewicz, 20th C. Fox, 1947)
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (R. Wise, 20th C. Fox, 1951)
  • On Dangerous Ground (N. Ray–I. Lupino, RKO, 1951)
  • Five Fingers[L’Affaire Cicéron] (J. Mankiewicz, 20th C. Fox, 1952)
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (H. King–R.W. Baker, 20th C. Fox, 1952)
  • White Witch Doctor (H. Hathaway, 20th C. Fox, 1953)
  • Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef (H. King, 20th C. Fox, 1953)
  • King of the Khyber Rifles (H. King, 20th C. Fox, 1953)
  • The Egyptian (M. Curtiz, 20th C. Fox, 1954) (en collaboration avec A. Newman)
  • Garden of Evil (H. Hathaway, 20th C. Fox, 1954)
  • Prince of Players (P. Dunne, 20th C. Fox, 1955)
  • The Kentuckian (B. Lancaster, Hecht–Lancaster Prod., 1955)
  • The Trouble with Harry[Mais qui a tué Harry ?] (A. Hitchcock, Paramount, 1955)
  • The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (N. Johnson, 20th C. Fox, 1956)
  • The Man who Knew Too Much (A. Hitchcock, Paramount, 1956)
  • The Wrong Man[Le Faux coupable] (A. Hitchcock, Warner Bros., 1956)
  • Williamsburg (G. Seaton, court-métrage, 1957)
  • A Hatful of Rain (F. Zinnemann, 20th C. Fox, 1957)
  • The Naked and the Dead (R. Walsh, Gregory Prod., 1958)
  • Vertigo[Sueurs froides] (A. Hitchcock, Paramount, 1958)
  • The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (N. Juran, Morningside Prod., 1958)
  • North by Northwest[La Mort aux trousses] (A. Hitchcock, MGM, 1959)
  • Blue Denim (P. Dunne, 20th C. Fox, 1959)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (H. Levin, 20th C. Fox, 1959)
  • Psycho (A. Hitchcock, Shamley Prod., 1960)
  • The Three Worlds of Gulliver (J. Sher, Morningside Prod., 1960)
  • Mysterious Island (C. Endfield, Ameran Films, 1961)
  • Cape Fear (J.L. Thompson, Melville Prod., 1962)
  • Tender Is the Night (H. King, 20th C. Fox, 1962)
  • The Birds (A. Hitchcock, Universal, 1963) (consultant musical)
  • Jason and the Argonauts (D. Chaffey, Columbia, 1963)
  • Marnie (A. Hitchcock, Universal, 1964)
  • Joy in the Morning (A. Segal, MGM, 1965)
  • Torn Curtain (A. Hitchcock, Universal, 1966) (partition refusée)
  • Fahrenheit 451 (F. Truffaut, Anglo Enterprises–Vineyard Film, 1966)
  • La Mariée était en noir (F. Truffaut, Films du Carosse– Artistes associés–De Laurentis, 1968)
  • Twisted Nerve (R. Boulting, Charte Film Prod., 1968)
  • Obsessions (P.  de la Para, Scorpio Films, 1969)
  • The Battle of Neretva (V. Bilajic, Scorpio Films, 1969)
  • The Night Digger / The Road Builder (A. Reid, Twinckenham Film Studios, 1971)
  • Endless Night (S. Gilliat, MGM, 1972)
  • Sisters[Sœurs de sang] [B. De Palma, American International Pictures, 1973)
  • It’s Alive[Le Monstre est vivant] (L. Cohen, Warner Bros., 1974)
  • Taxi Driver (M. Scorsese, Columbia, 1976)
  • Obsession (B. De Palma, Columbia, 1976)

Compositions pour la télévision (séries)

  • Shower of Stars (1 épisode, 1954)
  • General Electric Theatre (2 épisodes, 1955-1956)
  • Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1 épisode, 1957)
  • Playhouse 90 (1 épisode, 1957)
  • Have Gun – Will Travel (1 épisode, 1957)
  • Perry Mason (2 épisodes, 1958-1959)
  • The Twilight Zone (10 épisodes, 1959-1963)
  • Gunsmoke (3 épisodes, 1961)
  • The Americans (1 épisode, 1961)
  • The Richard Boone Show (3 épisodes, 1963-1964)
  • Suspicion : The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (17 épisodes, 1963-1965) (aucun des 20 épisodes réalisés par Hitchcock)
  • The Great Adventure (1 épisode, 1963)
  • Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 épisode, 1964)
  • Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (2 épisodes, 1965-1966)
  • Rawhide (2 épisodes, 1965)
  • The Virginian (4 épisodes, 1965-1969)
  • Cimarron (1 épisode, 1968)

Compositions pour la radio

  • Modern Manner Show (5 épisodes, 1934-1935)
  • The March of Time (1936-1937)
  • The Columbia Workshop (O. Welles, 75 épisodes, 1936-1946)
  • The Mercury Theatre on the Air (O. Welles, 22 épisodes, 1938)
  • The Campbell Playhouse (O. Welles, 56 épisodes, 1938-1940)
  • Ellery Queen (4 épisodes, 1939)
  • So This is Radio (5 épisodes, 1939)
  • Orson Welles Show (O. Welles, 19 épisodes, CBS, 1941-1942)
  • Suspense (22 épisodes, 1942-1943)
  • Ceiling Unlimited (13 épisodes, CBS, 1942-1943)
  • Columbia Presents Corwin (10 épisodes, 1944)
  • Philco Hall of Fame (O. Welles, 2 épisodes, 1944)
  • Mercury Summer Theatre (O. Welles, 14 épisodes, 1946)
  • Crime Classics (52 épisodes, 1952-1954)

Bibliographie

  • John ANTONY, « “The Moment That I Dreaded and Hoped for”: Ambivalence and Order in Bernard Herrmann’s Score for Vertigo », The Musical Quarterly, vol. 85 n° 3, p. 516-544, 2001.
  • Jean-Pierre BERTHOMÉ, François THOMAS, Citizen Kane, Paris, Flammarion, 1992.
  • Jean-Pierre BERTHOMÉ, François THOMAS, Welles au travail, Paris, Cahiers du Cinéma, 1992.
  • David J. BLONDELEVITCH, « North by Northwest: a case study of the Bernard Herrmann style », http://hitchcock.tv/essays/herrmann/herrcase1.html 
  • Royal S. BROWN, Overtones and Understones. Reading Film Music, Berkeley/Los Angeles/London, University of California Press, 1994.
  • Royal S. BROWN, « Entretien avec Bernard Herrmann », Cahiers du cinéma n° 18 Hors série, p. 24-27, 1995.
  • Graham D. BRUCE, Bernard Herrmann : Film music and narrative, Ann Arbor, UMI Research Press (1ère éd. 1982), 1985.
  • Michel CHION, L’audio-vision. Son et image au cinéma, Paris, Nathan Université “fac Cinéma”, 1990.
  • Michel CHION, La musique au cinéma, Paris, Fayard, 1995.
  • Michel CHION, Un art sonore, le cinéma, Paris, Cahiers du Cinéma (1ère éd. 2003), 2010.
  • David COOPER, Bernard Herrmann’s Vertigo. A Film Score Handbook, Westport, Greenwood Press, 2001.
  • David COOPER, David, Bernard Herrmann’s The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. A Film Score Guide, Lanham/Toronto/Oxford, The Scarecrow Press, 2005.
  • Herbé DUMONT, William Dieterle. Un humaniste au pays du cinéma, CNRS/ Cinémathèque française, 2002.
  • Jean-Pierre EUGENE, La musique dans les films d’Alfred Hitchcock, Paris Dreamland, 2000.
  • Laure GONTIER, Jason et les Argonautes, Paris, Dreamland, 2000.
  • Alfred HITCHCOCK,  François TRUFFAUT, Hitchcock-Truffaut (entretiens), Paris, Gallimard, 1993.
  • Youssef ISHAGPOUR, Orson Welles cinéaste. Une caméra visible : II Les films de la période américaine, Paris, La Différence, 2001.
  • Bill KROHN, Alfred Hitchcock au travail, Paris, Cahiers du Cinéma, 1999.
  • Luc LAGIER, Les Mille Yeux de Brian De Palma, Paris, Cahiers du cinéma, 2008.
  • Philippe LANGLOIS, « Le Jour où la terre s’arrêta. Bernard Herrmann et l’innovation sonore », http://lecranmusical.blogspot.fr/2008/10/bernard-herrmann-et-linnovation-sonore.html
  • Stéphane du MESNILDOT, La Mort aux trousses, Paris, Cahiers du Cinéma/CNDP, 2008.
  • Jean ROY, Citizen Kane : Orson Welles, Paris, Nathan, 1989.
  • Martin SCORSESE, Entretiens avec Michael Henry Wilson, Paris, Cahiers du Cinéma-Centre Pompidou, 2005.
  • Steven C. SMITH, A Heart at Fire’s Center. The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann, Berkeley/Los Angeles/London, University of California Press (1ère éd. 1991), 2002.
  • Donald SPOTO, La face cachée d’un génie. La vraie vie d’Alfred Hitchcock, Paris, Albin Michel, 1989.
  • Jean-François TARNOWSKI, « Le prologue de Citizen Kane », La Revue du cinéma, n° 427, mai 1987.
  • Guy TESSEIRE, dossier Musique et cinéma : « Un coup de cymbale peut quelquefois (en guise de requiem pour Bernard Herrmann et quelques autres) », Positif n° 187, novembre 1976.
  • François TRUFFAUT, Journal de tournage de Fahrenheit 451, dans La Nuit américaine, Paris, Petite bibliothèque des Cahiers du cinéma, p. 181-185, 2000.
  • Joshua WALETZKY, Music from the Movies : Bernard Herrmann (DVD Naïve, 2006).
  • Orson WELLES, Peter BOGDANOVICH, Moi, Orson Welles. Entretiens avec Peter Bogdanovich, Paris, Le Seuil, 1996.
  • Daniel WEYL, « Les Oiseaux. Arcanes du son », http://lecranmusical.blogspot.fr/2011/05/les-oiseaux.html
  • *Lloyd WHITESELL, « Concerto macabre »,*The Musical Quarterly, vol. 88 n°2, p. 167-203, 2005.

Discographie sélective

Bandes originales des films
  • Citizen Kane[Welles, 1941] ;The Magnificent Ambersons [Welles, 1942], 1 cd Disconforme, 2002.
  • Welles Raises Kane(suite) ;The Devil and Daniel Webster [Dieterle, 1941] ;Obsession [De Palma, 1976], The London Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. B. Herrmann, 1 cd Unicorn-Kanchana, 1994, UKCD2065.
  • The Devil and Daniel Webster [Dieterle, 1941], 1cd Intrada, 2005.
  • Jane Eyre [Stevenson, 1943], Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, dir. Adriano, 1 cd Naxos, 2012.
  • Hangover Square[Brahm, 1945] +Citizen Kane [Welles, 1941], BBC Philharmonic, dir. Rumon Gamba, 1 cd Chandos, 2016.
  • The Ghost and Mrs Muir [Mankiewicz, 1947], Seattle Symphony Orchestra, 1 cd Varèse Sarabande, 1995.
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still [Wise, 1951], 1 cd 20th Century Fox Film Scores , 1993.
  • On Dangerous Ground [Ray, 1951], 1 cd Film Score Monthly, 2003.
  • The Egyptian [Curtiz, 1954],  cd La-La Land Records, 2015.
  • The Wrong Man [Hitchcock, 1956], 1 cd Film Score Monthly, 2006.
  • Psycho[Hitchcock, 1960] ;Vertigo [Hitchcock, 1958], 1 The Soundtrack Factory, 2016.
  • The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad [Juran, 1958], Royal Scottish National Orchestra, 1 disque Varèse Sarabande, 1980.
  • Vertigo [Hitchcock, 1958], dir. Muir Mathieson (1958), 1 cd Mercury, 1990. 
  • Vertigo [Hitchcock, 1958], dir. Joel McNeely, 1 cd Varèse Sarabande, 1996.
  • North by Northwest [Hitchcock, 1959], 1 cd Sony Music, 1995.
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth [Levin, 1959], 1 cd Varèse Sarabande, 1997.
  • The Three Worlds of Gulliver [Sher, 1960], 1 cd Cloud Nine Records, 1993.
  • Mysterious Island [Endfield, 1961], 1 cd Cloud Nine Records, 1993.
  • Cape Fear [Thompson, 1962], dir. Elmer Bernstein, 1 cd MCA Records, 1991.
  • Jason and the Argonauts [Chaffey, 1963], 1 cd Intrada, 1999.
  • Marnie [Hitchcock, 1964], dir. Joel McNeely, 1 cd Varèse Sarabande, 2000.
  • Fahrenheit 451 [Truffaut, 1966], 1 cd Tsunami, 1995.
  • La Mariée était en noir [Truffaut, 1968]
  • The Battle of Neretva[Bulajic, 1969] + extraits deLa Mariée était en noir, Fahrenheit 451
  • Sisters [de Palma, 1973], Southern Cross Records , s.d.
  • Obsession[de Palma, 1976] ;Sisters, 1 cd Music Box Records, 2016.
  • Taxi Driver [Scorsese, 1976], dir. Dave Blume, 1 disque Arista, 1976.
Anthologies
  • « Hitchcock et la musique » (Milan, 2001) : extraits de North by Northwest, Vertigo, The Trouble With Harry, Psycho, The Wrong Man, Marnie, Torn Curtain + interview de Bernard Herrmann (1970).
  • « Orson Welles and the Music » (Milan, 2015) : extraits de Citizen Kane, The Mangnificent Ambersons, Jane Eyre.
  • « The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann », dir. B. Herrmann et autres, 1 cd Cherry Red Records, 2016 : extraits de The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Beneath The 12-Mile Reef, 1 disque Southern Cross, 1969.
  • « Bernard Herrmann Film Scores », dir. Elmer Bernstein, 1 cd Milan Records, 2004 : extraits de Citizen Kane (Suite), The Devil and Daniel Webster (The Devil’s Concerto*), The Man Who Knew Too Much, Cantata The Storm Clouds* (musique d’Arthur Benjamin), Psycho (Suite), The Wrong Man (Prelude), Vertigo (Love Scene), North By Northwest (Prelude), La Mariée était en noir, Fahrenheit 451 (Finale), Taxi Driver (A Night Piece for Orchestra) + une interview de Bernard Herrmann (1970).
  • « Bernard Herrmann. The Film Scores », dir. Esa-Pekka Salonen, 1 cd Sony, 1996 : extraits deThe Man Who Knew Too Much (Prelude), Psycho (Suite), Marnie (Suite), North By Northwest (Prelude), Vertigo (Suite), Torn Curtain, Fahrenheit 451 (Suite), Taxi Driver (A Night Piece for Orchestra).
Œuvres originales de Bernard Herrman
  • The Wuthering Heights (opéra, 1951) : dir. Bernard Herrman, 1 cd Unicorn-Kanchana, 1993
  • The Wuthering Heights (opéra, 1951) : dir. Alain Altinoglu, 1 cd Accord, 2011.
  • Souvenirs de voyage(clarinette et quatuor à cordes, 1967) ;Echoes (quatuor à cordes, 1965), 1 cd Varèse Sarabande, 2005.
  • Moby Dick(cantate, 1938) ;Sinfonietta for Strings (1935), dir. Michael Schonwandt, 1 cd Chandos, 2011.
  • Silent Noon(1975, révision de Aubade) ;For the Fallen. A Berceuse(1943) ;Currier & Ives Suite(1935) ; extraits deThe Devil and Daniel Webster [Dieterle, 1941], dir. James Sedares, 1 cd Koch, 1994.