Guide to the Bernard Herrmann radio and television music, 1936-1959

Processed by David Seubert; Student Assistants: Brent Lehman;
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Bernard Herrmann radio and television music, 1936-1959

Collection number: PA Mss 46

Department of Special Collections



Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
Processors:
David Seubert
Student Assistants:
Brent Lehmann
Date Completed:
10/21/02
Encoded by:
David Seubert
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bernard Herrmann Radio and Television Music,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1959
Collection number: PA Mss 46
Collector: xxxx Daugherty
Extent: 99 Cassette tapes
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: Copies of radio programs and television programs with original music by Bernard Herrmann.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Tapes cannot be duplicated for use outside of the Library without the permission of the copyright holder.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Bernard Herrmann radio and television music, PA Mss 46, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Daugherty, 19--

Biography

Though known primarily for his film scores, Bernard Herrmann (born 1931, New York City) began his career scoring radio dramas. After founding the New Chamber Orchestra in 1931 Herrmann was hired as a staff arranger and conductor at CBS Radio in 1933. He soon became involved in the scoring of radio dramas with the innovative and experimental series Columbia Workshop. He also worked with Orson Welles as music director of the Mercury Theater of the Air. His early work in radio gained him the notoriety to move onto scoring films but he continued to score for radio and later for television.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection is divided in eight series: Series I: Campbell Playhouse; Series II: Columbia Presents Corwin; Series III: Columbia Workshop; Series IV: Crime Classics; Series V: Have Gun - Will Travel; Series VI: Mercury Theatre on the air; Series VII Suspense; Series VIII: Miscellaneous.
Each series contains copies of radio (and in the case of Have Gun - Will Travel; telvision) programs for which Herrmann wrote original music. Episodes are arranged chronologically in each series. Not all episodes of each program are in the collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Radio plays.
Television programs.
Radio programs.
Sound recordings.
Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975.
Cambpell Playhouse (Radio program) Columbia Presents Corwin (Radio program) Columbia Workshop (Radio program) Crime Classics (Radio program) Have Gun - Will Travel (Television program) Mercury Theatre on the air (Radio program) Suspense (Radio program)

Related Collections

The Bernard Herrmann Papers are also at UCSB. A collection manuscripts of Herrmann's television and radio programs is in the Special Collections Department of the UCLA Music Library.

Collection Contents

 

Campbell Playhouse

item A4790/CS

Rebecca, Dec 09, 1938

item A4791/CS

I Lost My Girlish Daughter, Jan 27, 1939

item A4792/CS

Arrowsmith, Feb 03, 1939

item A4793/CS

The Green Goddess, Feb 10, 1939

item A4794/CS

The Glass Key, Mar 10, 1939

item A4795/CS

Beau Geste, Mar 17, 1939

item A4796/CS

Showboat, Mar 31, 1939

item A4797/CS

The Patriot, April 1939

item A4798/CS

Wickford Point, May 05, 1939

item A4799/CS

Our Town, May 12, 1939

item A4800/CS

Bad Man, May 19, 1939

item A4801/CS

Victoria Regina, Jun 02, 1939

item A4802/CS

Peter Ibbetson, Sep 10, 1939

item A4803/CS

Ah, Wilderness, Sep 17, 1939

item A4804/CS

What Every Woman Knows, Sep 24, 1939

item A4805/CS

The Count of Monte Cristo, Oct 01, 1939

item A4806/CS

Algiers, Oct 08, 1939

item A4807/CS

Escape, Oct 15, 1939

item A4808/CS

Liliom, Oct 22, 1939

item A4809/CS

Magnificent Ambersons, Oct 29, 1939

item A4810/CS

The Hurricane, Nov 05, 1939

item A4811/CS

The Garden of Allah, Nov 19, 1939

item A4812/CS

Dodsworth, Nov 26, 1939

item A4813/CS

Lost Horizon, Dec 03, 1939

item A4884/CS

Vanessa, Dec 10, 1939

item A4814/CS

Always a Woman, Dec 17, 1939

item A4815/CS

Vanity Fair, Jan 07, 1940

item A4816/CS

The Citadel, Jan 21, 1940

item A4817/CS

It Happened One Night, Jan 28, 1940

item A4817/CS

Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, Feb 11, 1940

item A4818/CS

Dinner at Eight, Feb 18, 1940

item A4819/CS

Craig's Wife, Mar 10, 1940

item A4820/CS

Huckleberry Finn, Mar 17, 1940

item A4821/CS

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, n.d.

item A4825/CS

We Hold These Truths, Dec 15, 1941

 

Columbia Presents Corwin

item A4822/CS

Savage Encounter, Mar 28, 1944

item A4883/CS

Untitled, Apr 18, 1944

item A4822/CS

Tel Aviv, May 23, 1944

item A4823/CS

Sandburg,Jun 06, 1944

item A4823/CS

Wolfe,Jun 13, 1944

item A4824/CS

Home for the 4th, Jul 04, 1944

item A4824/CS

The Moat Farm Murder, Jul 18, 1944

item A4825/CS

There Will Be Time Later, Aug 15, 1944

item A4838/CS

1st Show, Jul 18, 1936

item A4881/CS

The Finger of God, Jul 18, 1936

item A4837/CS

Dauber, Oct 1, 1936

item A4842/CS

Symphony Orchestra Demonstration, Nov 07, 1936

 

Columbia Workshop

item A4826/CS

The Gods of the Mountain, Dec 19, 1936

item A4827/CS

The Happy Prince, Dec 26, 1936

item A4828/CS

Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Feb 02, 1937

item A4829/CS

Split Seconds, Mar 14, 1937

item A4830/CS

Danse Macabre, Mar 21, 1937

item A4828/CS

The Eve of St. Agnes, Mar 28, 1937

item A4835/CS

R.U.R., Apr 18, 1937

item A4829/CS

Supply and Demand, May 09, 1937

item A4830/CS

Paul Revere, May 16, 1937

item A4831/CS

Discoverie, May 30, 1937

item A4832/CS

The Downbeat on Murder, Jun 06, 1937

item A4831/CS

Read Head Baker, Jun 20, 1937

item A4833/CS

The Babouk, Jun 26, 1937

item A4841/CS

The Tell Tale Heart, Jul 11, 1937

item A4833/CS

Fifty Grand, Jul 18, 1937

item A4832/CS

Daniel Webster and the Sea Serpent, Aug 01, 1937

item A4834/CS

Incident of the Cosmos, Aug 08, 1937

item A4835/CS

The Horla, Nov 07, 1937

item A4843/CS

Georgia Transport, Nov 21, 1937

item A4846/CS

Rhythm of the Jute Mill, Nov 26, 1937

item A4836/CS

Marconi, Dec 09, 1937

item A4836/CS

Metzengerstein, Dec 16, 1937

item A4837/CS

Robert Owens, Jan 22, 1938

item A4837/CS

Well of the Saints, Feb 19, 1938

item A4838/CS

Wedding of the Meteors, Mar 19, 1938

item A4839/CS

The Broken Feather, Apr 09, 1938

item A4840/CS

Melodrams {sic, Melodrama?}, May 14, 1938

item A4841/CS

Ecco Homo, May 21, 1938

item A4842/CS

Surrealism, Jun 11, 1938

item A4843/CS

Constitution of the United States, Jul 02, 1938

item A4844/CS

Murder in the Cathedral, Jul 23, 1938

item A4845/CS

Tristram, Jul 30, 1938

item A4846/CS

The Devil and Daniel Webster, Aug 06, 1938

item A4847/CS

Outward Bound, Sep 15, 1938

item A4847/CS

A Drink of Water, Nov 10, 1938

item A4845/CS

Luck, Nov 17, 1938

item A4834/CS

Forgot in the Rains, Jan 09, 1939

item A4848/CS

9 Prisoners, Feb 20, 1939

item A4849/CS

Seems Radio is Here to Stay, Apr 14, 1939

item A4848/CS

Highlights from CBS Musical Programs, Apr 17, 1939

item A4843/CS

Wild Man, May 08, 1939

item A4850/CS

So This is Radio, Sep 07, 1939

item A4850/CS

The Use of Man, Sep 11, 1939

item A4827/CS

Fall of the City, Sep 28, 1939

item A4826/CS

A Trip to Czardis, Dec 15, 1939

item A4851/CS

Samson, Aug 10, 1940

item A4852/CS

Nightmare at Noon, Aug 11, 1940

item A4853/CS

Alf, The All-American Fly, Sep 01, 1940

item A4853/CS

Well, Look Who's Here, Sep 22, 1940

item A4849/CS

Someone Else, Jul 02, 1942

item A4840/CS

The Trial, May 19, 1946

item A4839/CS

The Fisherman and his Soul, n.d.

item A4851/CS

Descent of the Gods, n.d.

item A4852/CS

Carmilla, n.d.

item A4854/CS

A Night at the Inn, n.d.

item A4854/CS

A Matter of Life and Death, n.d.

item A4863/CS

Col. James Fisk, Jr., Jun 29, 1953

item A4881/CS

Charles Drew, Sr., Jul 06, 1953

 

Crime Classics

item A4855/CS

John White Webster, Jul 12, 1953

item A4856/CS

Death of a Picture Hanger, Jul 20, 1953

item A4856/CS

The Axe and the Droot Family, Aug 10, 1953

item A4863/CS

Laurel B. Fair, Aug 17, 1953

item A4857/CS

The Alsop Family, Aug 24, 1953

item A4857/CS

Your Loving Son, Nero, Aug 31, 1953

item A4858/CS

Henrietta Robinson, Sep 07, 1953

item A4859/CS

A Triangle on the Round Table, Nov 18, 1953

item A4860/CS

William Corder, Nov 25, 1953

item A4860/CS

Burke and Hare, Dec 02, 1953

item A4861/CS

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Dec 09, 1953

item A4861/CS

John and Judith, Dec 16, 1953

item A4882/CS

John and Judith, Dec 16, 1953

item A4858/CS

Coyle & Richardson, Dec 30, 1953

item A4867/CS

Supan, Jan 13, 1954

item A4855/CS

Madeline Smith, Jan 20, 1954

item A4855/CS

The Bourne Bros., Jan 27, 1954

item A4859/CS

The Incredible History of John Shepard, Feb 03, 1954

item A4862/CS

Good Ship Jane, Feb 24, 1954

item A4862/CS

Roger Nems, Mar 03, 1954

item A4863/CS

Roger Nems, Mar 03, 1954

item A4864/CS

Old Sixtoes, Mar 17, 1954

item A4864/CS

Cesare Borgia, Apr 21, 1954

item A4865/CS

Cesare Borgia, Apr 21, 1954

item A4866/CS

Widow Magill, Apr 28, 1954

item A4865/CS

Bunny Baumler, May 05, 1954

item A4865/CS

Mr. Clarke's Skeleton, May 12, 1954

item A4867/CS

Marquise de Brinvillier, May 26, 1954

item A4862/CS

Mr. Jonathon Jewitt, Jun 02, 1954

item A4866/CS

Baltimore Birdie, Jun 16, 1954

item A4868/CS

Ali Pasha, Jun 23, 1954

item A4868/CS

Jack the Ripper, Jun 30, 1954

 

Have Gun, Will Travel

item A4869/CS

Sense of Justice, Mar 29, 1959

item A4869/CS

Birds of a Feather, Apr 19, 1959

 

Mercury Theatre on the air

item A4870/CS

A Tale of Two Cities, Jul 25, 1938

item A4871/CS

The Affairs of Anatole, Aug 22, 1938

item A4872/CS

Hell on Ice, Oct 09, 1938

item A4873/CS

Around the World in 80 Days, Oct 23, 1938

item A4873/CS

The Pickwick Papers, Nov 06, 1938

item A4874/CS

The Happy Prince, Dec 22, 1941

item A4875/CS

The Hitchhiker, Jun 21, 1946

item A4888/CS

Jane Eyre, Jun 28, 1946

item A4874/CS

The Apple Tree, n.d.

item A4875/CS

King Lear, n.d.

item A4884/CS

Sherlock Holmes excerpts, n.d.

item A4876/CS

The Burning Court, Jun 18, 1942

 

Suspense

item A4876/CS

Cave of Ali Baba, Aug 18, 1942

item A4880/CS

The Kettler Method, Sep 16, 1942

item A4877/CS

One Hundred in the Dark, Sep 30, 1942

item A4877/CS

Devil in the Summerhouse, Nov 03, 1942

item A4878/CS

Will You Make a Bet With Death, Nov 11, 1942

item A4878/CS

Menace in Wax, Nov 17, 1942

item A4879/CS

The Customers Like Murder, Mar 23, 1943

item A4879/CS

The Dead Sleep Lightly, Mar 30, 1943

item A4880/CS

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, Apr 06, 1943

item A4880/CS

The Search for Henri LeFevre, Jul 06, 1944

item A4884/CS

Various versions of themes, n.d.

 

Miscellaneous

item A4882/CS

Prophecy, Jan 23, 1939

item A4888/CS

Ceiling Unlimited, 1943?

item A4885/CS

War Loan Drive Special, May 20, 1944

item A4886/CS

On a Note of Triumph, May 08, 1945

item A4883/CS

On a Note of Triumph (rebroadcast),May 13, 1945

item A4884/CS

Hollywood Startime: Hangover Square, 1946

item A4888/CS

House of Hope, 1949

item A4887/CS

Mind in the Shadow, Feb 02, 1949

item A4884/CS

Radio Broadcast of Hangover Square concerto, n.d.

item A4884/CS

American Cavalcade: Count of Monte Cristo, n.d.

item A4884/CS

Ellery Queen closing theme, n.d.

item A4884/CS

Palmolive closing theme, n.d.

item A4884/CS

Forecast theme, n.d.