Wednesday, May 04, 2011

My arrangement of Herrmann's North by Northwest theme

Herrmann's theme for Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959) is one of the most exciting pieces of music ever written. My vaguely techno arrangement of that piece perhaps helps one hear all of the radical dissonances that Herrmann uses, but which he (as both composer and conductor) made sound so natural and great. What an education for the ear people like Herrmann and Stalling and Morricone and Elmer Bernstein provided to the masses in the mid-20th Century! Nothing like it happens nowadays, that's for sure.

And how about a 'modern' trailer for NbNW?

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