This collection consists primarily of manuscripts and reproductions of scores and parts of radio, television, and film music
created by composer Bernard Herrmann. It also contains a small amount of scores for his classical work.
Composer and conductor Bernard Herrmann was born June 29, 1911, in New York City. He attended New York University and the
Juilliard School. Herrmann’s early career included involvement in Aaron Copland’s Young Composers Group and the founding of
the New Chamber Orchestra of New York. In 1934, he joined CBS Radio as a composer-conductor, writing music for Orson Welles’
Mercury Theater on the Air and other Welles radio projects. He also served as conductor of the CBS Symphony Orchestra, which
was disbanded in 1951. Soon after, Herrmann moved to Los Angeles, where he primarily composed for film productions. He also
occasionally wrote music for television programs and returned briefly to radio in 1953 to work on the CBS series Crime Classics.
6.5 linear ft.
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are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright
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