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Finding Aid for the Bernard Herrmann Collection of Music for Film, Television, and Radio Productions, 1935-1969
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Container List

 

1. Music for Radio Productions

 

A. Crime Classics

Box 5, Folder  2

29. Madeleine Smith, Maid or Murderess: Which? (January 20, 1954) . Script, score and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp.

Box 5, Folder  3

30. The Boorn Brothers and the Hangman: A Study in Nip and Tuck (January 27, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for three bassoons.

Box 5, Folder  4

31. The Incredible History of John Shephard (February 03, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for three oboes.

Box 5, Folder  5

31. Twenty-Three Knives Against Caesar (February 10, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for tympani and three drums.

Box 5, Folder  6

33. Jean Baptiste Troppmann: Killer of Many (February 17, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and bassoon.

Box 6, Folder  1

34. The Good Ship Jane: Why She Became Flotsam (February 24, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for piano, organ, and harp.

Box 6, Folder  2

35. Roger News: How He, Though Dead, Won the Game (March 03, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for two oboes and bassoon.

Box 6, Folder  3

36. New Hampshire, the Tiger, and Brad Ferguson: What Happened Then (March 10, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for three flutes.

Box 6, Folder  4

37. Old Six Toes: How He Stopped Construction on the B. B. C. and I. (March 17, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for clarinet, oboe, and harp. Notation: "Score in #19".

Box 6, Folder  5

38. Francisco Pizarro: His Heart on a Golden Knife (March 24, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for three oboes and harp.

Box 6, Folder  6

39. Robby-Boy Balfour: How He Wrecked a Big Prison's Reputation (March 31, 1954) . Script (score missing).

Box 6, Folder  7

40. The General's Daughter, the Czar's Lieutenant, and the Linen Closet: A Russian Tragedy (April 07, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for three drums.

Box 6, Folder  8

41. James Evans, Fireman: How He Extinguished a Human Torch (April 14, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp.

Box 6, Folder  9

42. Cesare Borgia: His Most Difficult Murder (April 21, 1954) . Script (score missing)

Box 7, Folder  1

43. Widow Magee and the Three Gypsies..A Vermont Fandango (April 28, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for two clarinets and harp. Notation: "Score in #22".

Box 7, Folder  2

44. Bunny Baumler: His Close Brush With Fame (May 05, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp. Notation: "Use scores from #7 and

Box 7, Folder  3

45. Mr. Clark's Skeleton in Mr. Avram's Closet: The Noise It Made (May 12, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for oboe, horn, and harp. Notation: "Score from Show #2".

Box 7, Folder  4

46. The Lethal Habit of the Marquise de Brinvilliers (May 26, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for two oboes and bassoon.

Box 7, Folder  5

47. Mr. Jonathon Jewett: How, Most Peculiarly, He Cheated the Hangman (June 02, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for reed, horn, and harp. Notation: "Score in #5".

Box 7, Folder  6

48. The Assassination of Leon Trotsky (June 09, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for three oboes and bassoon.

Box 7, Folder  7

49. The Death of a Baltimore Birdie and Friend (June 16, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for reed, trumpet, and harp.

Box 7, Folder  8

50. Ali Pasha, A Turkish Delight (June 23, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for clarinet, oboe, and harp. Notation: "Score from #19".

Box 7, Folder  9

51. Good Evening, My Name is Jack the Ripper (June 30, 1954) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp.

Box 1, Folder  1

1. The Crime of Bathsheba Spooner (June 15, 1953) . Scripts, score, and instrumentation for reed, harp, and drums. Additional date: 12/3/52

Box 1, Folder  2

2. The Shockingly Peaceful Passing of Thomas Edwin Bartlett, Greengrocer (June 22, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for oboe, horn, and harp. Notation: "See #45".

Box 1, Folder  3

3. The Checkered Life and Sudden Death of Colonel James Fiske, Jr. (June 29, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for clarinet, trumpet, and harp.

Box 1, Folder  4

4. The Shrapnelled Bosom of Charles Drew, Sr. (July 06, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp.

Box 1, Folder  5

5. The Terrible Deed of Dr. Webster (July 11, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for clarinet, horn, and harp. Notation: "also #47".

Box 1, Folder  6

6. The Seven Layered Arsenic Cake of Madame Lafarge (October 14, 1953) . Script (score missing).

Box 1, Folder  7

7. The Final Day of General Ketchum, and How He Died (July 27, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp. Notation: "also #44".

Box 2, Folder  1

8. Mr. Thrower's Hammer (August 03, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for clarinet, horn, and harp.

Box 2, Folder  2

9. The Axe and the Droot Family: How They Fared (August 10, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp.

Box 2, Folder  3

10. The Incredible Trial of Laura D. Fair (August 17, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp. Notation: "also 44".

Box 2, Folder  3

11. The Aslop Family: How It Diminished and Grew Again (August 24, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for flute, horn, and harp.

Box 2, Folder  5

12. Your Loving Son, Nero (August 31, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for clarinet, harp, and tympani.

Box 2, Folder  6

13. The Torment of Henrietta Robinson, and Why She Killed (September 07, 1953) . Script (score missing). Notation: "use score and parts of #2".

Box 2, Folder  7

14. The Bloody, Bloody Banks of Fall River (September 30, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for organ, harp, and drums.

Box 3, Folder  1

15. The Hangman and William Palmer: Who Won (October 07, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for two flutes and harp.

Box 3, Folder  2

16. Death of a Picture Hanger (July 20, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for three trombones.

Box 3, Folder  3

17. Billy Bonny Bloodletter..Also Known as the Kid (October 21, 1953) . Script (score missing).

Box 3, Folder  4

18. John Hayes, His Head, and How They Were Parted (October 28, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp.

Box 3, Folder  5

19. Raschi Among the Crocodiles, and the Prank He Played (November 04, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for clarinet, oboe, and harp. Notation: "This score is also used in #37 and #50".

Box 3, Folder  6

20. Blackbeard's Fourteenth Wife: Why She Was No Good For Him (November 11, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for three horns.

Box 3, Folder  7

21. The Triangle on the Round Table (November 18, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for horn, trumpet, and harp.

Box 4, Folder  1

22. The Killing Story of William Corder and the Farmer's Daughter (November 25, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for two clarinets and harp. Notation: "Score also used for #43".

Box 4, Folder  2

23. If a Body Need a Body, Just Call Burke and Hare (December 02, 1953) . Script (score missing) and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp.

Box 4, Folder  3

24. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (December 09, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for tympani, cymbals, and chimes.

Box 4, Folder  4

25. John and Judith, Their Crime, and Why They Didn't Get to Enjoy It (December 16, 1953) . Scripts, score, and instrumentation for flute, oboe, and harp.

Box 4, Folder  5

26. Coyle and Richardson..Why They Hung in a Spanking Breeze (December 30, 1953) . Script, score, and instrumentation for three trombones and harp.

Box 4, Folder  6

27. The Younger Brothers: Why Some of Them Grew No Older (January 06, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for three horns.

Box 5, Folder  1

28. How Supan Got the Hook Outside Bombay (January 13, 1954) . Script, score, and instrumentation for oboe, horn, and drums.

 

B. Christmas Carol

Box 8, Folder  1

Christmas Carol . Choral arrangements with flute or piano accompaniments of several songs of Christmas Carol.

Box 8, Folder  2

Christmas Carol . Prelude

Box 8, Folder  3

Christmas Carol . On This Darkest Day of Winter

Box 8, Folder  4

Christmas Carol . The Street

Box 8, Folder  5

Christmas Carol . The Sign

Box 8, Folder  6

Christmas Carol . The Office

Box 8, Folder  7

Christmas Carol . Fred

Box 8, Folder  8

Christmas Carol . The Coach-Horn

Box 8, Folder  9

Christmas Carol . The Money-Box

Box 8, Folder  10

Christmas Carol . Supper

Box 8, Folder  11

Christmas Carol . Midnight

Box 8, Folder  12

Christmas Carol . Marley [a.k.a. The Spirits Lament]

Box 8, Folder  13

Christmas Carol . Marley's Lament

Box 8, Folder  14

Christmas Carol . The Ledger

Box 8, Folder  15

Christmas Carol . The Hours

Box 8, Folder  16

Christmas Carol . The Past

Box 8, Folder  17

Christmas Carol . The Christmas Dance

Box 8, Folder  18

Christmas Carol . What Shall I Give My Girl for Christmas

Box 8, Folder  19

Christmas Carol . Polka

Box 8, Folder  20

Christmas Carol . Refusal

Box 8, Folder  21

Christmas Carol . A Very Merry Christmas

Box 8, Folder  22

Christmas Carol . Oh, Days May Come

Box 8, Folder  23

Christmas Carol . The Cratchits

Box 8, Folder  24

Christmas Carol . And Bless Us Everyone

Box 8, Folder  25

Christmas Carol . The Future

Box 8, Folder  26

Christmas Carol . The Grave

Box 8, Folder  27

Christmas Carol . The Bells

Box 8, Folder  28

Christmas Carol . Greetings

Box 8, Folder  29

Christmas Carol . The Holly

Box 8, Folder  30

Christmas Carol . The Doorway

Box 8, Folder  31

Christmas Carol . Dear God of Christmas

Box 8, Folder  32

Christmas Carol . Finale

 

2. Music for the Television Production of "A Child is Born"

Box 9, Folder  1

A Child Is Born . Script (annotated)

Box 9, Folder 2-3

A Child Is Born . Score, with voice parts and piano accompaniment (6 copies)

Box 9, Folder 4-6

A Child Is Born . Parts

Box 9, Folder 7-8

A Child Is Born . The Carol of the Shepherds and the Kings (29 copies) (From A Child Is Born, pp. 17-19, 27-32) Folders 1 and 2 of 4.

Box 10, Folder 1-2

A Child Is Born . The Carol of the Shepherds and the Kings (29 copies) (From A Child Is Born, pp. 17-19, 27-32) Folders 3 and 4 of 4.

Box 10, Folder  3

A Child Is Born . Come All Ye Faithful--choral arrangement

 

3. Music for Film Productions

 

A. Battle of Neretva

Box 10, Folder  4

Battle of Neretva . I. Prelude

Box 10, Folder  5

Battle of Neretva . II. Nazi Attack

Box 10, Folder  6

Battle of Neretva . III. The Retreat

Box 10, Folder  7

Battle of Neretva . IV. The Tanks

Box 10, Folder  8

Battle of Neretva . IV. The Retreat

Box 10, Folder  9

Battle of Neretva . V. Hunt Scherzo

Box 10, Folder  10

Battle of Neretva . VI. The Bridge

Box 10, Folder  11

Battle of Neretva . VII. Suspense

Box 10, Folder  12

Battle of Neretva . VIII. The Lookout

Box 10, Folder  13

Battle of Neretva . IX. The Front

Box 10, Folder  14

Battle of Neretva . X. The Road

Box 10, Folder  15

Battle of Neretva . XI. The Rout

Box 10, Folder  16

Battle of Neretva . XII. Dawn

Box 10, Folder  17

Battle of Neretva . XIII. Pastorale

Box 10, Folder  18

Battle of Neretva . XIV. March

Box 10, Folder  19

Battle of Neretva . XV. Separation

Box 10, Folder  20

Battle of Neretva . XVI. From Italy

Box 10, Folder  21

Battle of Neretva . XVII. The Death Hunt

Box 10, Folder  22

Battle of Neretva . XVIII. Slow March

Box 10, Folder  23

Battle of Neretva . XIX. Fanfares

Box 10, Folder  24

Battle of Neretva . XX. Finale

Box 10, Folder  25

Battle of Neretva . XXI. The Flag

Box 10, Folder  26

Battle of Neretva . XXII. The Italian

Box 10, Folder  27

Battle of Neretva . XXIV. Waiting

Box 10, Folder  28

Battle of Neretva . XXV. Grief

Box 10, Folder  29

Battle of Neretva . XXVI. The Poem

Box 10, Folder  30

Battle of Neretva . XXVII. The Trestle

Box 10, Folder  31

Battle of Neretva . XXVIII. End Title

Box 10, Folder  32

Battle of Neretva . Miscellany

 

B. Jason and the Argonauts (a.k.a. Jason and the Golden Fleece)

Box 11, Folder  1

Jason and the Argonauts . "Instrumental Breakdown of Musical Numbers" (chart) and listing of orchestral parts

Box 11, Folder  2

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 1, Parts 1-5: Jason Prelude, The Prophecy, The Battle, Hera's Temple, Mount Olympus I and II.

Box 11, Folder  3

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 2, Parts 1-5: River Bank, The Feast, The Oak Grove, The Ascension, Mount Olympus I and II.

Box 11, Folder  4

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 3, Parts 1-6: Jason's Arrival, The Olympic Games, The Discus I and II (twice), Victory, Departure.

Box 11, Folder  5

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 4, Parts 1-5: Hera's Effigy, Argo, The Titans, The Chamber, The Door.

Box 11, Folder  6

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 5, Parts 1-6: Talos, The Boat, The Wreck, Hera Speaks [missing], The Attack, Talos Heel.

Box 11, Folder  7

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 6, Parts 1-5: Talos Death, Sorrow [missing], Hera's Warning [missing], Sailing, The Harpies.

Box 11, Folder  8

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 7, Parts 1A-3A (6 parts): The Nets, The Harpies, The Rope, TheCage, The Narrows, Drumbeats [II].

Box 11, Folder  9

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 8, Parts 1-7: Medea's Ship, Drumbeats [III, missing], Trapped,Triton, Drumbeats [IV], Rescue, Medea.

Box 11, Folder  10

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 9, Parts 1-5: Drumbeats, A. and J. Fight, Medea's Flower [missing], Temple Dance, King Fanfare.

Box 11, Folder  11

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 10, Parts 1-7: The Banquet [twice], Jason's Arrest, Medea's Prayer, Duo, Escape, The Glade.

Box 11, Folder  12

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 11, Parts 1-4 (5 parts): The Golden Fleece, The Hydra, The Hydra Fight, The Stolen Fleece, The Teeth.

Box 11, Folder  13

Jason and the Argonauts . Reel 12, Parts 1-7: The Path, The Cure, Hydra's Head, Skeletons, Attack, Scherzo Macabre [missing],

 

C. The Kentuckian

Box 11, Folder  14

The Kentuckian . Anger

Box 11, Folder  15

The Kentuckian . The Attic

Box 11, Folder  16

The Kentuckian . A-Waiting

Box 11, Folder  17

The Kentuckian . The Bar

Box 11, Folder  18

The Kentuckian . The Body

Box 11, Folder  19

The Kentuckian . The Boy and Dog

Box 12, Folder  1

The Kentuckian . Boyhood's End

Box 12, Folder  2

The Kentuckian . The Boy's Call

Box 12, Folder  3

The Kentuckian . The Captain

Box 12, Folder  4

The Kentuckian . Confession

Box 12, Folder  5

The Kentuckian . Daydreaming

Box 12, Folder  6

The Kentuckian . Decker

Box 12, Folder  7

The Kentuckian . Finale

Box 12, Folder  8

The Kentuckian . The Forest

Box 12, Folder  9

The Kentuckian . The Fromes

Box 12, Folder  10

The Kentuckian . The Gamblers

Box 12, Folder  11

The Kentuckian . Hannah

Box 12, Folder  12

The Kentuckian . The Horn

Box 12, Folder  13

The Kentuckian . Horn Blast

Box 12, Folder  14

The Kentuckian . The House

Box 12, Folder  15

The Kentuckian . The Jail

Box 12, Folder  16

The Kentuckian . The Key

Box 12, Folder  17

The Kentuckian . The Kill

Box 12, Folder  18

The Kentuckian . The Letter

Box 12, Folder  19

The Kentuckian . The Loafer

Box 12, Folder  20

The Kentuckian . Miss Suzie

Box 12, Folder  21

The Kentuckian . Morning and Night

Box 12, Folder  22

The Kentuckian . Night Sounds

Box 12, Folder  23

The Kentuckian . Nocturne

Box 12, Folder  24

The Kentuckian . The Pearl

Box 13, Folder  1

The Kentuckian . Prelude

Box 13, Folder  2

The Kentuckian . The Reproach

Box 13, Folder  3

The Kentuckian . Reverie

Box 13, Folder  4

The Kentuckian . The Rifle

Box 13, Folder  5

The Kentuckian . River Queen

Box 13, Folder  6

The Kentuckian . The Rope

Box 13, Folder  7

The Kentuckian . Saloon Piano

Box 13, Folder  8

The Kentuckian . Scherzo

Box 13, Folder  9

The Kentuckian . The School

Box 13, Folder  10

The Kentuckian . The Stagecoach

Box 13, Folder  11

The Kentuckian . The Steamboat

Box 13, Folder  12

The Kentuckian . The Still

Box 13, Folder  13

The Kentuckian . Supper

Box 13, Folder  14

The Kentuckian . Trio

Box 13, Folder  15

The Kentuckian . Victory

Box 13, Folder  16

The Kentuckian . The Vigil

Box 13, Folder  17

The Kentuckian . Village Drunk

Box 13, Folder  18

The Kentuckian . Welcome Aboard

Box 13, Folder  19

The Kentuckian . The Wheel

Box 13, Folder  20

The Kentuckian . The Whip

 

D. Marnie

Box 14, Folder  1

Marnie . Prelude, Blood, The Hunt, The Street

 

E. North by Northwest

Box 14, Folder  2

North By Northwest . Overture

 

F. Psycho

Box 14, Folder  3

Psycho . 1. Prelude

Box 14, Folder  4

Psycho . 2. The City

Box 14, Folder  5

Psycho . 10. The Rainstorm

Box 14, Folder  6

Psycho . 14. The Madhouse

Box 14, Folder  7

Psycho . 17. The Murder

Box 14, Folder  8

Psycho . 18. The Body

Box 14, Folder  9

Psycho . 21. The Water

Box 14, Folder  10

Psycho . 24. The Swamp

Box 14, Folder  11

Psycho . 29. The Stairs

Box 14, Folder  12

Psycho . The Knife

Box 14, Folder  13

Psycho . 38. The Cellar

 

G. The Snows of Kilomanjaro

Box 14, Folder  14

The Snows of Kilomanjaro . Interlude

 

H. The Trouble with Harry

Box 14, Folder  15

The Trouble With Harry . A Portrait

 

4. Classical Works

Box 14, Folder  16

Nocturne and Scherzo for Orchestra .

Box 14, Folder  17

Wuthering Heights--Opera in four Acts and a Prologue . Prologue (folder 1 of 2)

Box 14, Folder  18

Wuthering Heights--Opera in four Acts and a Prologue . Prologue (folder 2 of 2)

Box 14, Folder  19

Miscellany .