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.
World Premiere of the Music from
McQ Geneva Concert Will Feature Bernstein Classic Score – April 7, 2017
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!
4th Film in Memorial Film Series: January 9th
Jon Burlingame Moderates "The Shootist"
The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts continues its Bernstein Memorial Film Series with “The Shootist.” […]
Elmer Bernstein: 50 Years of Film Music
A Tribute to a Legendary Composer at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, June 18th, 2017
In celebration of the beloved composer’s 95th birthday, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will be presenting a unique selection from Bernstein’s diverse career, including some of his greatest hits along with a few rare works never before performed.
The Elmer Bernstein Collection
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. […]
Music! Music! Music!
Buy or Rent... Scores, Suites, New CDs and Vintage LPs—Many Titles Available
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Rentals & Purchase page for the best resources for Elmer Bernstein music.
All Things Bernstein
The USC Collection
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.
Concerts around the world
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.