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.
On December 20th, 2018, at the Niavaran Cultural Center in Tehran, Iran, Nasrollah Davoodi, a composer and film music researcher, spoke both knowledgeably and lovingly about the music and legacy of the late 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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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.