Elmer Bernstein ( BURN-steen; April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor. In a career that spanned over five decades, he composed "some of the most recognizable and memorable themes in Hollywood history", including over 150 original film scores, as well as scores for nearly 80 television productions. For his work, he received an Academy Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and Primetime Emmy Award. He also received seven Golden Globe Awards, five Grammy Awards, and two Tony Award nominations.
He composed and arranged scores for over 100 film scores, including Sudden Fear (1952), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), The Ten Commandments (1956), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), The Magnificent Seven (1960), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The World of Henry Orient (1964), The Great Escape (1963), Hud (1963), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), True Grit (1969), My Left Foot (1989), The Grifters (1990), Cape Fear (1991), Twilight (1998), and Far from Heaven (2002). He is known for his work on the comedic films, Animal House (1978), Meatballs (1979), Airplane! (1980), The Blues Brothers (1980), Stripes (1981), Trading Places (1983), Ghostbusters (1984), Spies Like Us (1985), and Three Amigos (1986).
He also has worked on frequent collaborations with directors Martin Scorsese, Robert Mulligan, John Landis, Ivan Reitman, John Sturges, Bill Duke, George Roy Hill, Richard Fleischer, John Frankenheimer, and Henry Hathaway.
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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||conductor, composer|
|Decca||89309||2/21/1956||Clark Street||Elmer Bernstein Orchestra||conductor, composer|
|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||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8858||12/15/1955||Zosh||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8860||12/15/1955||Frankie machine-2||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8861||12/15/1955||The fix||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8862||12/15/1955||Molly||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8863||12/15/1955||Breakup: Flight/Louie's/Burlesque||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8864||12/15/1955||Sunday morning||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8865||12/15/1955||Desperation||Elmer Bernstein||composer, conductor|
|Decca||L 8866||12/15/1955||Audition||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8867||12/15/1955||The cure: Withdraw/Cold/Morning||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8868||12/15/1955||Finale||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 9805||1/18/1957||Wild and crazy||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|Decca||L 9806||1/18/1957||Central Park-4 A.M.||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|Decca||L 9807||1/18/1957||Blues at five||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|Decca||L 9808||1/18/1957||The poor people of Brazil||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|Decca||L 9851||2/11/1957||Smooth||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|Decca||L 9852||2/11/1957||Return of the man||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|Decca||L 9853||2/11/1957||Exotica||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|Decca||L 9854||2/11/1957||Just a little jazz||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernstein, Elmer," accessed December 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105487.
Bernstein, Elmer. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105487.
"Bernstein, Elmer." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 December 2023.
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