The Present-Day Composer #12: Academy Awards Edition

Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)

Winner, Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, 1941, for All That Money Can Buy (a.k.a. The Devil and Daniel Webster).

Who were you expecting? Marvin Hamlisch?

1 comment:

Rob said...

Movie scoring must be one of the most excruciating jobs. But if you get it right, it floats thru people's minds all day. Did you notice the background music for this years cut-to-commercial moments at the Oscars was from the three biggies - Bernstein, Raksin, and Goldsmith - who passed on last year? Too bad most watchers would be clueless.