An original Bernard Herrmann musical score to It's Alive

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An original Bernard Herrmann musical score to It's Alive

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An original Bernard Herrmann musical score to It's Alive
Warner Bros., 1974. Autograph Musical Manuscript Signed three times ("Bernard Herrmann"), 53 pp, elephant folio, n.p., December, 1973, being Herrmann's original score to the Larry Cohen film, It's Alive, written for horns, winds, harps, electric bass, moog synthesizer, and percussion, composed in 34 parts, each labeled by reel number and cue number and covering 10 reels of film, many sections including title pages (accounted for in our numbering), many sheets originally glued back-to-back but now loose, pages creased and lightly thumbed. WITH: Bernard Herrmann's It's Alive Music Cue Sheet, xerographic manuscript, approx. 70 pp, legal folio, [London, 1975], housed in red 3-ring binder with Larry Cohen manuscript note to cover identifying it as Bernard Herrmann's music cue sheet.
A COMPLETE ORIGINAL SCORE BY HITCHCOCK'S FAVORITE COMPOSER. Bernard Herrmann's filmography is as impressive as it gets: he started his career with the Mercury Theatre and followed Orson Welles to Hollywood for Citizen Kane (1941); he had an impressive run with Hitchcock (The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), and Psycho (1960) to name just 4); and his other assignments included The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), and Taxi Driver (1976). In 1974 he scored Larry Cohen's horror masterpiece, It's Alive, the story of a young couple giving birth to a destructive monster. His combination of traditional wind and brass instruments and synthesizers helped to create the sinister feel of the film.
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