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.
Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series
Jon Burlingame Hosts Granada Theatre Film Series in Santa Barbara, California
August 31 & December 7, 2015—Selected specifically for the great scores behind them, Sweet Smell of Success and Hawaii will be shown in entirety on the big screen as part of Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series, established by the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts to honor the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein. […]
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.