Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor known for his film scores. In a career that spanned more than five decades, he composed "some of the most recognizable and memorable themes in Hollywood history", including over 150 original movie scores, as well as scores for nearly 80 television productions. Examples of his widely popular and critically acclaimed works are scores to The Ten Commandments (1956), The Magnificent Seven (1960), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Great Escape (1963), The Rookies (1972–76), Animal House (1978), Airplane! (1980), Heavy Metal (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), The Black Cauldron (1985), Cape Fear (1991), The Age of Innocence (1993), Wild Wild West (1999) and Far from Heaven (2002).

Bernstein won an Oscar for his score to Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and was nominated for 14 Oscars in total. He also won two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy Award, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 4th, 1922 (New York City), Died August 18th, 2004 (Ojai)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1955 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 89308 2/21/1956 Man with the golden arm-Main theme Elmer Bernstein Orchestra composer, conductor  
Decca 89309 2/21/1956 Clark Street Elmer Bernstein Orchestra composer, conductor  
Decca 102744 6/24/1957 The street Elmer Bernstein composer  
Decca L 8857 12/15/1955 Clark Street: The top ; Homecoming-1 ; Antek's Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 8858 12/15/1955 Zosh Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 8860 12/15/1955 Frankie machine-2 Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 8861 12/15/1955 The fix Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 8862 12/15/1955 Molly Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 8863 12/15/1955 Breakup: Flight/Louie's/Burlesque Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 8864 12/15/1955 Sunday morning Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 8865 12/15/1955 Desperation Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 8866 12/15/1955 Audition Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 8867 12/15/1955 The cure: Withdraw/Cold/Morning Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 8868 12/15/1955 Finale Elmer Bernstein composer, conductor  
Decca L 9805 1/18/1957 Wild and crazy Elmer Bernstein composer, arranger  
Decca L 9806 1/18/1957 Central Park-4 A.M. Elmer Bernstein composer, arranger  
Decca L 9807 1/18/1957 Blues at five Elmer Bernstein composer, arranger  
Decca L 9808 1/18/1957 The poor people of Brazil Elmer Bernstein composer, arranger  
Decca L 9851 2/11/1957 Smooth Elmer Bernstein composer, arranger  
Decca L 9852 2/11/1957 Return of the man Elmer Bernstein composer, arranger  
Decca L 9853 2/11/1957 Exotica Elmer Bernstein composer, arranger  
Decca L 9854 2/11/1957 Just a little jazz Elmer Bernstein composer, arranger  
Decca L 10184 6/7/1957 Goodbye baby blues Elmer Bernstein composer  
Decca L 10185 6/7/1957 Hot dogs and juice Elmer Bernstein composer  
Decca L 10186 6/7/1957 Tangerine peel Elmer Bernstein composer  
(Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernstein, Elmer," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105487.

Bernstein, Elmer. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105487.

"Bernstein, Elmer." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105487

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