This site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of American film composer Elmer Bernstein (1922–2004), whose legendary career spanned 50 years and is immortalized by generations still celebrating the man and his music in writings, concerts and new releases of recordings that have been rediscovered and remastered by audiophiles around the globe.
In celebration of the beloved composer’s 95th birthday, two concerts have been scheduled for June, one in Dublin, Ireland, the other in London, England. Both will be presented and conducted by Bernstein’s son, Peter Bernstein.
On April 7th, in Geneva’s Victoria Hall, Orchestra Bande-Son will be performing the world premiere of a suite from Elmer Bernstein’s “70s-style modern” score for “McQ.” Save the date!
The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts has extended its Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series into 2017 with eight more classic Bernstein films ranging the gamut of the composer’s diverse career.
Unlike any previously available compilation, The Elmer Bernstein Collection is a songbook anthology that includes all of the classic themes from the composer’s 50-plus years in films and television. […]
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Rentals & Purchase page for the best resources for Elmer Bernstein music.
Elmer Bernstein’s lifelong commitment to musical education continues at the USC Cinematic Arts Library, where Bernstein’s vast archive of original scores, papers, photos, film and more is housed, maintained and accessible by request.
A global compilation of videos commemorating Elmer Bernstein’s many contributions to film, music and life.
The music of Elmer Bernstein is still being performed live and in concert by orchestras around the world. While we intend to make every effort to post upcoming performances on this site, we recommend visiting this valuable resource for all live performances featuring the music of the movies:
Movies in Concert.