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 is a true American story whose life was as fearless and colorful as his many iconic film scores. In this new hardbound release, Peter M. Bernstein gives his behind-the-scenes perspective on this fascinating figure who gave us some of the world’s most memorable film scores throughout a 54-year career as a Hollywood composer. […]
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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All 45 piano parts from
The Elmer Bernstein Collection are now available as three distinct digital CDs performed by Korean pianist Joohyun Park and available through Amazon 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.