Photo of Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann Centenary, Further Reading

Posted on Fri 16 Feb 2018

Find out more about composer Bernard Herrmann with this selection of links.

If you are interested in finding out more about Bernard Herrmann and his work, we recommend the following:

Remixes and samples

The influence of Herrmann’s music in cinema is inestimable and he is increasingly being sampled and remixed by contemporary musicians. Here is but a small selection of examples, from Lady Gaga's appropriation of the Vertigo score as a dramatic introduction to the video for her number-one hit single, Born This Way, to a Drum and Bass remix of Cape Fear.


Psycho, Prelude (Psycho theme)
Busta Rhymes – Gimme Some More

Vertigo, Vertigo Prelude and Rooftop
Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Twisted Nerve, Twisted Nerve
Carolina Marquez – The Killer's Song



Psycho, Prelude (Psycho theme)
Tony Demoet & Bjarne Goldbeck – Psycho theme remix 2008

Cape Fear
ILLEGAL FORMAT – Drum and Bass remix   

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