Friday, March 28, 2014

Elmer Bernstein: A Musical Tribute (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc.)


"Bernstein West," circa 1980

By Nicholas Stix

Elmer Bernstein, aka “Bernstein West,” was a protégé of Aaron Copland’s, and a few of these pieces contain homages to his old teacher.

National Geographic Fanfare
The Great Escape
The Journey of Natty Gann (two unused pieces)
One piece from the unused score to A River Runs Through It
Desire Under the Elms (brief piece)
The March from Stripes
Far from Heaven
Three Amigos
The Man with the Golden Arm
The Sweet Smell of Success
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Magnificent Seven



Uploaded on Feb 21, 2008 by ResearchChannel.

The University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music orchestras celebrated the career of screen composer Elmer Bernstein in an event hosted by KUSC-FM personality Jim Svejda. The tribute concert featured the USC Thornton Orchestra and the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra performing selections from several memorable film scores from Bernstein's long and illustrious career. Mr. Bernstein, a former faculty member of the USC Thornton School, composed for both movies and television and is noted for many classic soundtracks including The Ten Commandments and The Grifters.

Elmer Bernstein, with his only Oscar, 1968

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