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  1. The Herrmann Society is reporting a few releases and a box set coming this year. LLLR also said stuff was coming (not from them).
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  2. That will certainly be interesting. Thanks Justin for the update.
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  3. No problem. Too bad I don't have a job -- I'm expecting some stuff I want to be among the hall.

    I'm also betting, inspite of what ever source/sound quality, we'll be getting the original tracks to "Psycho".
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  4. That would be good. I already have the Sound Stage CD with it's less than stellar sound quality, but if that can be cleaned up a bit then that would be great.
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    With 2011 being the centennial year of the birth of Bernard Herrmann I'm hoping for some Herrmann-themed events. Concerts? New releases of his music? Radio/TV programmes?

    I'll be reading his biography "A Fire At Heart's Center" again sometime soon.


    I would hope there'll be a concert.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
    Is there really much by Herrmann left that isn't already released in some form?
    I am extremely serious.
  5. It would be nice to have a bit more of his TV and radio material. I have some of his "Crime Classics" scores. They are all pretty short and probably of no interest to many people but they are interesting from an orchestration point of view.
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  6. There is a boatload of TV scores, radio scores, obscure and unheard of pilots. Plus, I hope they're all complete, and some reissues. So there.
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  7. Here's a list of most of Herrmann's output:

    http://www.bernardherrmann.org/db/old/m_all_al.html

    The "Crime Classics" were 30 minute episodes (from the radio) where Herrmann used a maximum of 4 musicians. Only about 2-5 minutes from each episode is what I have from about 40-50 episodes, so any release of these would be a very disjointed listen thematically!
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    One thing I'm grateful for is my huge Herrmann collection of material.
    listen to more classical music!
  8. If there is one Herrmann score that deserves a rerecording for the 21st Century, it's On Dangerous Ground.
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2011 edited
    Alan, do you know anything about this release?

    OUTER SPACE SUITE

    It's the Outer Space Suite I'm interested in, I was wondering if you've ever heard it?
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  9. This is a suite of music that Herrmann composed in the late 1950s for CBS's stock music library for TV and radio.

    I have it somewhere and can let you hear it if you wish. Amazon I think sells this as a download and so you can hear short clips to get a sense of what it's about.
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2011
    Thanks Alan, I'm going to check the sound clips.
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  10. FalkirkBairn wrote
    This is a suite of music that Herrmann composed in the late 1950s for CBS's stock music library for TV and radio.

    I have it somewhere and can let you hear it if you wish. Amazon I think sells this as a download and so you can hear short clips to get a sense of what it's about.

    Tim, here's a link:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonic-Sci-Fi-cl … amp;sr=1-3
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      CommentAuthorAtham
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2011
    Kevin Scarlet wrote
    If there is one Herrmann score that deserves a rerecording for the 21st Century, it's On Dangerous Ground.


    Absolutely! Also Beneath The 12 Mile Reef.
  11. The 100 year anniversary of the birth of Bernard Herrmann is being celebrated this year. Born June 29th, 1911 it would be nice if this occasion could be celebrated in some way.

    I'd like to encourage everyone to make an additional effort to remember this excellent composer and to take the time to become more familiar with aspects of his work.

    For me, I am going to try and write some reviews of his music for Maintitles (something I have threatened to do here for years!) and I would hope that others would consider doing the same.
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2011
    Yeah, we could use some more Herrmann! shocked

    If you want to write an article regarding this anniversary, we can put it up the home page. But that's just an idea, and since you're one of the biggest fans I know, I thought you would be perfect for that.
    Kazoo
  12. That may be a bit too daunting for me. I am a big fan of his music and I am re-reading his biography at the moment, but there has been so much written about him already where would I start! (A rhetorical question.)
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2011
    Maybe write something on the Top 5 essential Herrmann recordings? Or focus on Herrmann's concert work? Or his post Hitchcock work?

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  13. http://watershed.co.uk/news/350/

    Herrmann takes Bristol! Unfortunately it looks like I may be away on a job but very much hoping to go to this as I am a huge Herrmann fan.
  14. John Chambers wrote
    http://watershed.co.uk/news/350/

    Herrmann takes Bristol! Unfortunately it looks like I may be away on a job but very much hoping to go to this as I am a huge Herrmann fan.

    Looks good!
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2011
    Thanks for the heads up John beer
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2011
    My father just saw the St. Paul Opera Company perform Wuthering Heights. He said, "I loved the music but the lyrics were difficult." He asked me if I had the music and of course I was able to comply. I asked him his favorite score and without hesitation he answered Devil and Daniel Webster.
    Tom
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2011
    http://sdtom.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/h … eherrmann/

    One available on Chandos that I enjoyed.
    Thomas
    listen to more classical music!
  15. sdtom wrote
    My father just saw the St. Paul Opera Company perform Wuthering Heights. He said, "I loved the music but the lyrics were difficult." He asked me if I had the music and of course I was able to comply. I asked him his favorite score and without hesitation he answered Devil and Daniel Webster.
    Tom

    I've never heard Herrmann's opera in its entirety. But having listened to clips from it, I have the same reaction to this as I do to other opera (particularly opera done in the English language) - I just switched it off. I am sure that I'd enjoy the music-only parts but the rest? Pass.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011
    We're in agreement on that one.
    listen to more classical music!
  16. Listening to a whole collection of tracks Herrmann composed for a radio show from the 1950s - Crime Classics. Apparently, he never used more than 4 musicians in any of the scores he composed.

    Each track sounds like a collection of smallers tracks edited together into tracks running for 2-4 minutes. It is quite a difficult listen: each track unrelated to one another in terms of the music and sound quality is not great.

    There's certainly a significant resemblance in a lot of this to Herrmann's film works.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2011
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Listening to a whole collection of tracks Herrmann composed for a radio show from the 1950s - Crime Classics. Apparently, he never used more than 4 musicians in any of the scores he composed.

    Each track sounds like a collection of smallers tracks edited together into tracks running for 2-4 minutes. It is quite a difficult listen: each track unrelated to one another in terms of the music and sound quality is not great.

    There's certainly a significant resemblance in a lot of this to Herrmann's film works.


    Agree with you Alan as I too have the disk. A very difficult listen
    listen to more classical music!
  17. Looking forward to Tribute Film Classics' recording of Herrmann's The Naked and The Dead during the summer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htKa6dzfgcs
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