By D'Lynn Waldron

Elmer Bernstein was an amazing at 80 going on 18. He used to run and skip down aisles, bounces up steps doing little jigs of joy with a twinkle in his eye. Even when he was having a serious discussion of music, his voice was that of a young man filled with the joy of living. 
Recently, Elmer Bernstein was, like a kid, lying down on the stage so he could talk face to face with me when I was standing on the auditorium floor. One of the last photos that he has chosen to show of himself on his Web site was taken of him lying on his stomach playing with a colorful toy train (see photo). Elmer Bernstein’s bouncy up-beat personality shines through his music, most clearly in the 'Great Escape’s' main theme which quintessentially captures the irrepressible American spirit. Elmer Bernstein’s colleagues often tell me of their gratitude to him because he was the leading crusader for the rights of composers and musicians, few of whom have his bargaining power with the studios and record companies. Elmer Bernstein generously expressed his own gratitude to his many friends and colleagues like the beloved Henry Mancini, and to the producers and directors who take risks to let him do innovative scores. For me, Elmer Bernstein was the poster boy for never having to fear growing old. He recently said, it is great to be 80 because he doesn’t have to worry about his career, doesn’t have to prove anything to anybody, and can do the work he wants, the way he wants.

Elmer Bernstein was born in New York City on April 4th, 1922. As a child he did painting, acting and dancing as well as being a musical prodigy. At 13 he impressed Aaron Copland so much that the renouned composer took an interest in his musical education as a concert pianist. Though his studies were classical, Elmer Bernstein’s greatest musical passion was jazz and he formed his own group while in high school. Elmer Bernstein went to the Julliard where he studied piano and composition. During WW II, Elmer Bernstein served in the military composing for more than eighty Armed Forces radio programs, and he did orchestral arrangements of folk songs for Glen Miller and the Army Air Force Band.

After the war Elmer Bernstein did scoring for two United Nations radio broadcasts and that led in 1949 to a job scoring for NBC. This was followed by an offer from Columbia Studios to score movies. His first movie score was ‘Saturday’s Hero’ in 1951. Elmer Bernstein’s advocacy of social causes got him graylisted during the McCarthy era and he was relegated to low budget Science Fiction movies which have become cult favorites. He pioneered electronic music while doing these movies.

Elmer Bernstein often expressed his gratitude to Cecil B. DeMille for giving him his first chance at a major movie, with the symphonic score for the Biblical epic ‘The Ten Commandments’ released in 1956. 
What is most amazing about the talent of Elmer Bernstein is that he had composed and innovated in so many different genre with great success in each. While ‘The Ten Commandments’ was in production, Elmer Bernstein gained fame in the industry for his groundbreaking jazz score for Frank Sinatra’s ‘Man with the Golden Arm’ in 1955. This was followed by other jazz scores for movies such as ‘The Sweet Smell of Success ’ and the Academy Award nominated ‘Walk on the Wild Side’.

In an entirely different style, Elmer Bernstein scored ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ with a sparse instrumentation that captures the pathos of race relations in the American South. This score was a radical departure from the previous lush European style and was very influential in the direction film music has taken. Elmer Bernstein’s 1960 score for ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is the most famous of all Western scores and he explains that he takes his inspiration for his Western scores from the vast and magnificent land in which they are set.

In yet another genre, Elmer Bernstein won the Oscar in 1967 for the traditional musical ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’. In 1969 he did the score for the Broadway musical ‘How Now Dow Jones’. Mastering yet another genre, Elmer Bernstein did great comedies including ‘Ghost Busters’ and ‘Airplane’ for which his score was crucial in its being acknowledged as one of the greatest of all movie comedies. He explains that it was his decision to counterpoint the parody by writing his score as if it was a genuine ‘danger in the air’ movie. His next period really began with ‘My Left Foot’ in 1989 when he wrote without charge, the score for the film about the disabled Irish writer Christy Brown. This was followed by other independent Irish films including the acclaimed ‘Da!’ and ‘The Field’.

Elmer Bernstein's collaboration with Martin Scorsese began with the film noire ‘The Grifters’, for which he wrote a quirky score that suited the story. Elmer Bernstein has done a total of seven projects with Martin Scorsese and in the Spring of 2002 he recorded this score for Scorsese’s epic drama 'The Gangs of New York', about the Irish immigrant criminal organizations in the 19th Century. 'Gangs of New York' wasn't working for Scorsese and was already two years behind its release schedule when Scorsese decided in the Autumn of 2002 to replace Bernstein's score with an assortment of Irish songs, possibly make the pace of the film seem more lively. Elmer Bernstein used to say that his melodies came to him in a variety of ways. Sometimes when he was improvising on the piano, sometimes the idea for a melody did awaken him in the night, and sometimes the melodies "just come like a miracle from God".

Elmer Bernstein was a front line crusader for the rights of composers and musicians who do not have his bargaining power. He was also an outspoken critic of the way composers must now work under the micro-management, day by day, cue by cue, of a director and then with cuts and changes made by front office people who may know nothing about music. He said taht composers must have the time and freedom to be creative and be allowed to think of the film as a unity.

Elmer Bernstein's sons by his first marriage are Gregory and Peter, who is also a composer. With his wife Evie, Elmer Bernstein had two daughters Elizabeth and Emilie. Elmer Bernsteein and his wife enjoyed sailing on their 48 foot yatch off the Pacific Northwest.

Elmer Bernstein's daughter Emilie has her own rock group Eve's Garden for which she writes songs. She also worked with her father on his orchestrations and album production. Emily said, "Orchestrating is decorating what's been written - for instance, I can add in instruments. My father gives me a sketch of what he's written and I can add in anything I want - though he reserves the right to remove it. He's incredibly trusting. He never looks over my shoulder."

Elmer Bernstein said about working with his daughter Emily: "Along with our artistic empathy, she knows what my emotional response will be to any situation, and how I'll react to particular instruments in the score." Elmer Bernstein continued to compose in many genre with undiminished creativity. In 2002, he did the ravishingly beautiful and highly praised score for ‘Far From Heaven’, which his daughter Emilie orchestrated.

Elmer Bernstein said, it is a melody line that makes a movie score memorable and melody lines are about human feelings. There are too few movies being made today about human feelings which is why he was so happy to get the chance to score ‘Far From Heaven’. He was also happy that all 2002’s nominated scores were for movies that were about human emotions, and not just action and effects.

Elmer Bernstein died on August 18th, 2004, he was a 82 years old boy.


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Gangs of New York (2002), Far From Heaven (2002), Chinese Coffee (2001), Keeping the Faith (2000), Bringing Out The Dead (1999), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), Wild Wild West (1999), Twilight (1998), Buddy (1997), Hoodlum (1997), Puppies For Sale (1997), The Rainmaker (1997), Rough Riders (1997), Bulletproof (1996), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Frankie Starlight (1995), Roommates (1995), Search and Destroy (1995), Canadian Bacon (1994), The Age of Innocence (1993), The Cemetery Club (1993), The Good Son (1993), Lost in Yonkers (1993), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), The Babe (1992), Cape Fear (1991), Oscar (1991), A Rage in Harlem (1991), Rambling Rose (1991), The Field (1990), The Grifters (1990), My Left Foot (1989), Slipstream (1989), Da (1988), Funny Farm (1988), The Good Mother (1988), A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988), Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987), Leonard Part 6 (1987), Legal Eagles (1986), Three Amigos! (1986), The Black Cauldron (1985), Gulag (1985), Marie Ward - Zwischen Galgen und Glorie (1985), Spies Like Us (1985), Ghostbusters (1984), Prince Jack (1984), Class (1983), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), Trading Places (1983), Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Five Days One Summer (1982), An American Werewolf in London (1981), The Chosen (1981), Genocide (1981), Going Ape! (1981), Heavy Metal (1981), Honky Tonk Freeway (1981), Stripes (1981), Today's F.B.I. (1981), Airplane! (1980), The Blues Brothers (1980), Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980), Saturn 3 (1980), This Year's Blonde (1980), Bloodbrothers (1979), Charleston (1979), The Great Santini (1979), Meatballs (1979), Zulu Dawn (1979), Art Game (1978), Cézanne (1978), Degas in the Metropolitan (1978), Little Women (1978), National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), Powers of Ten (1978), The 3,000 Mile Chase (1977), Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977), Daumier: Paris and the Spectator (1977), Polavision (1977), The Worlds of Franklin and Jefferson (1977), From Noon Till Three (1976), The Incredible Sarah (1976), The Look of America (1976), Serpico: The Deadly Game (1976), The Shootist (1976), Ellery Queen (1975), Metropolitan Overview (1975), The Old Curiosity Shop (1975), Report to the Commissioner (1975), Gold (1974), McQ (1974), Men of the Dragon (1974), The Trial of Billy Jack (1974), Cahill: United States Marshal (1973), Copernicus (1973), Nightmare Honeymoon (1973), The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972), The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972), The Rookies (1972), SX-70 (1972), Big Jake (1971), Computer Landscape (1971), Computer Perspective (1971), Doctors' Wives (1971), Owen Marshall, Counsellor at Law (1971), See No Evil (1971), Cannon for Cordoba (1970), The Liberation of L. B. Jones (1970), Walk in the Spring Rain (1970), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), The Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969), The Gypsy Moths (1969), Midas Run (1969), Tops (1969), True Grit (1969), Where's Jack? (1969), I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968), Rough Sketch (1968), The Scalphunters (1968), A Computer Glossary (1967), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), 7 Women (1966), Cast a Giant Shadow (1966), Hawaii (1966), Return of the Seven (1966), The Silencers (1966), Baby The Rain Must Fall (1965), Four Days in November (1965), The Hallelujah Trail (1965), The Reward (1965), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), View from the People Wall (1965), Westinghouse in Alphabetical Order (1965), The Carpetbaggers (1964), House of Science (1964), The World of Henry Orient (1964), The Caretakers (1963), The Great Escape (1963), Hud (1963), Kings of the Sun (1963), Love with the Proper Stranger (1963), Rampage (1963), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), A Girl Named Tamiko (1962), San Francisco Fire (1962), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Walk on the Wild Side (1962), By Love Possessed (1961), The Comancheros (1961), Hollywood: The Golden Years (1961), Summer and Smoke (1961), The Young Doctors (1961), The Fabulous Fifties (1960), From the Terrace (1960), The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Making of the President (1960), The Rat Race (1960), The Miracle (1959), The Race for Space (1959), The Story on Page One (1959), Anna Lucasta (1958), The Buccaneer (1958), Desire Under the Elms (1958), God's Little Acre (1958), Kings Go Forth (1958), Some Came Running (1958), Drango (1957), Fear Strikes Out (1957), Men in War (1957), Saddle the Wind (1957), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), The Tin Star (1957), Toccata for Toy Trains (1957), Eames' Lounge Chair (1956), Storm Fear (1956), The Ten Commandments (1956), The Eternal Sea (1955), House (1955), It's a Dog's Life (1955), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), The View from Pompey's Head (1955), Make Haste to Live (1954), Miss Robin Crusoe (1954), Silent Raiders (1954), Sofa Compact (1954), Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Robot Monster (1953), Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952), Boots Malone (1952), Never Wave at a WAC (1952), Sudden Fear (1952), Saturday's Hero (1951).

1967 Academy Awards - Winner, Best Original Score - Throughly Modern Millie
1994 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Original Score - The Age of Innocence
1983 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Adapted Score - Trading Places
1974 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Original Song - "Wherever Love Takes Me" from Gold
1969 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Original Song - "True Grit" from True Grit
1967 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Original Score - Hawaii
1967 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Adapted Score - Return of the Seven
1967 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Original Song - "My Wishing Doll" from Hawaii
1962 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Original Score - To Kill A Mockingbird
1962 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Original Song - "Walk on the Wild Side" from Walk on the Wild Side
1961 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Original Score - Summer and Smoke
1960 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Original Score - The Magnificent Seven
1955 Academy Awards - Nominee, Best Original Score - The Man with the Golden Arm
1966 Golden Globes - Winner, Best Original Score - Hawaii
1962 Golden Globes - Winner, Best Original Score - To Kill A Mockingbird
1969 Golden Globes - Nominee, Best Original Song - "True Grit" from True Grit


More than half of Elmer Bernstein’s over 200 film and television scores are on records and CDs, which makes him one of the most recorded of all movie composers. His theme for ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is by far the most-heard theme in the history of movies, through it’s use in advertising, and it epitomizes the American West for people all over the world.

Sudden Fear, 1952 (Choreo - AS 11)
General Electric Theater, 1953 (Columbia - CS 8190)
Make Haste To Live, 1954 (Citadel - CT 7021)
Eternal Sea, The, 1955 (Citadel - CT 7021)
View from Pompey's Head, The, 1955 (DOT - DLP 25097)
Blues and Brass, 1956 (Decca DL 8686)
Man With The Golden Arm, The, 1956 (Decca - 7 8257)
Man With The Golden Arm, The, 1956 (Capitol)
Ten Commandments, The, 1956 (DOT - DLP 25054-D)
Ten Commandments, The, 1956 (Paramount - PAS1006)
Ten Commandments, The, 1956 (United Artists - 6495)
Ten Commandments, The, 1956 (MCA - MCAd 42320)
Ten Commandments, The, 1956 (Falcon - Falcon 6994)
Drango, 1957 (Liberty - LRP 3036)
Men In War, 1957 (Imperial - 9032)
Sweet Smell of Success, The, 1957 (Decca - DL 8610)
Tin Star, The, 1957 (Epic - 5 9233)
Toccata for Toy Trains, 1957 (FMC - 2)
Anna Lucasta, 1958 (Choreo/Ava - AS 11)
Buccaneer, The, 1958 (Columbia - ACS 8096)
Buccaneer, The, 1958 (Varese Sarabande - VSD-5214)
Desire Under the Elms, 1958 (DOT - 3095)
God's Little Acre, 1958 (United Artists - UAL 4004)
Kings Go Forth, 1958 (Capitol - W 1063)
Love Scene, 1958 (Dot DLP 25097 )
Some Came Running, 1958 (Capitol - SW 1009)
Swashbucklers, 1958 Johnny Staccato, 1959 (Capitol - ST 1287)
Miracle, The, 1959 (Filmmusic - 2)
[Back to Top] From the Terrace, 1960 (20th Century Fox - Fox 1006)
From the Terrace, 1960 (Cinema - 8009)
From the Terrace, 1960 (Capitol - EAP 20104)
From the Terrace, 1960 (Twentieth Century FSM Vol. 3 No. 8)
Magnificent Seven, The, 1960 (RCA Victor)
Paris Swings, 1960 (Capitol T 1288)
Rat Race, The, 1960 (DOT - DLP 3306)
Comancheros, The, 1961 (SLC - 7224)
Summer and Smoke, 1961 (RCA - 20592)
Summer and Smoke, 1961 (Entr-Acte - 6519)
Summer and Smoke, 1961 (Soundstage - CD-600)
Summer and Smoke, 1961 (RCA - LSO 1067)
Girl Named Tamiko, A, 1962 (Ava - C 113)
Summer and Smoke, 1962 (RCA/Spain - 743217 20592)
To Kill A Mockingbird, 1962 (Ava - A 20 As 20)
Walk on the Wild Side, 1962 (Mainstream - 604)
Grammy® Nomination, Best Intrumental Theme Grammy® Nomination, Best performance by an Orchestra or Instrumental with Orchestra - Primarily not Jazz or for Dancing Walk on the Wild Side, 1962 (Choreo/Ava - AS 4)
Caretakers, The, 1963 (Ava - AS 31)
Great Escape, The, 1963 (United Artists - UAS 4107 5107)
Great Escape, The, 1963 (Liberty - 10284)
Great Escape, The, 1963 (Intrada - MAF 7025D)
Making of The President, 1960, The, 1963 (United Artists - UXS 9)
Baby, The Rain Must Fall, 1964 (Ava - AS 53)
Carpetbaggers, The, 1964 (Ava - AS 45)
Hallelujah Trail, The, 1965 (United Artists - UAS 5127)
Sons of Katie Elder, The, 1965 (Columbia - OS 2820)
Cast a Giant Shadow, 1966 (United Artists - UAS 5138)
Hawaii, 1966 (United Artists - UAS 5143)
Israel Now, 1966 (United Artists - 3609-6609)
Return of the Seven, 1966 (United Artists - SW-91118)
Return of the Seven, 1966 (Rykodisc - 10714)
Silencers, The, 1966 (RCA - LSO 1120)
Music From Marlboro Country, The, 1967 (United Artists - SP 107)
Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1967 (Decca - DL 71500)
Bridge at Remagen, The, 1968 (United Artists - UAS 6731)
How Now Dow Jones, 1968 (RCA - 63581)
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!, 1968 (Warner Bros.)
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!, 1968 (Cinema - 8010)
Scalphunters, The, 1968 (MCA - MCA 25042)
Scalphunters, The, 1968 (EMI - Cdp 79 4946)
Scalphunters, The, 1968 (United Artists - UAS 4176 5176)
Comancheros, The / True Grit, 1969 (Capitol - 4664)
Gypsy Moths, The, 1969 (Cinema - LP 8011)
True Grit, 1969 (S.L.C. - 7224)
True Grit, 1969 (Capitol - ST 263)
Where's Jack?, 1969 (Paramount - PAS 5005)
[Back to Top] Liberation of L.B. Jones, The, 1970 (Cinema - LP 8009)
Walk in the Spring Rain, A, 1970 (Cinema - LP 8013)
Big Jake, 1971 (Varese Sarabande - Stv 81228)
Big Jake, 1971 (S.L.C. - 7224)
Cahill: United States Marshal, 1973 (Varese Sarabande - 704350)
Gold, 1974 (ABC - ABC D 855)
Helen of Troy and Summer Place, A, 1974 (Filmmusic 1)
McQ, 1974 (TAM - YT 1061)
Trial of Billy Jack, The, 1974 (ABC - ABCD 853)
Miracle, The and Toccata for Toy Trains, 1975 (Filmmusic 2)
Mr. Quilp, 1975 (CHAP - 12574)
Silver Chalice, The, 1975 (Filmmusic 3)
From Noon till Three, 1976 (United Artists - XW 853 Y)
Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The, 1976 (Filmmusic 4)
Wuthering Heights, 1976 (Filmmusic 6)
Young Bess, 1976 (Filmmusic 5)
Thief of Bagdad - Miklos Rozsa, 1977 (Filmmusic 8)
To Kill A Mockingbird, 1977 (Filmmusic 7)
Torn Curtain - Bernard Hermann, 1977 (Filmmusic 10)
Viva Zapata! and Death of a Salesman, 1977 (Filmmusic 9)
Animal House, 1978 (MCA - 3046)
Land of the Pharaohs and Gunfight at O.K. Coral, 1978 (Filmmusic 13)
Madame Bovary, 1978 (Filmmusic 12)
Scorpio, 1978 (Filmmusic 11)
To Kill A Mockingbird, 1978 (Warner Bros. Records)
High and the Mighty, The and Search for Paradise, 1979 (Filmmusic 14)
Meatballs, 1979 (RSO - RS 1 3056)
Zulu Dawn, 1979 (Cerberus - CST 0201)
[Back to Top] Saturn III, 1980 (Liberty - 019)
American Werewolf in London, An, 1981 (Casablanca - C6480065)
Heavy Metal, 1981 (Full Moon/Asylum - 5E547)
Genocide, 1982 (Intrada - FMT 8007D)
Bolero, 1984 (Prometheus - Pod 124)
Ghostbusters, 1984 (Arista - AR 88246x)
Grammy® Nomination, Best Album of Original Score for a Motion Picture or a Television Special Grammy® Nomination, Best Instrumental Composition (Main Title Theme)
Marie Ward, 1984 (Colosseum - 8015)
Marie Ward, 1984 (Varese Sarabande - 81268)
Black Cauldron, The, 1985 (Varese Sarabande - VCD 47441)
Comancheros, The / True Grit, 1985 (Varese Sarabande - 47236)
Digital Premiere Recordings from the Films of Miklos Rozsa, 1985 (Varese Sarabande)
Spies Like Us, 1985 (Varese Sarabande - VCD 81270 and VCD 47246)
Legal Eagles, 1986 (MCA - MCA 6172)
Three Amigos!, 1986 (Warner Bros. - 25558)
Amazing Grace and Chuck, 1987 (Varese Sarabande - STV 81312 and VCD47285)
Miklos Rozsa Film Music, 1987 (Entertainment Records)
Round Up - Eric Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, 1987 (Telarc - CD 80141)
Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The, 1988 (Varese Sarabande - VSD47254)
Stars 'N' Bars, 1988 (Varese Sarabande - VSD91018)
Happy Trails, 1989 (Telarc - CD 80191)
Hollywood Legend: Miklos Rozsa, 1989 (Varese Sarabande - VSD 5206)
John Wayne, Films Of, The, Volume One, 1989 (Varese Sarabande - VSD47236)
John Wayne, Films Of, The, Volume Two, 1989 (Varese Sarabande - VSD47264)
My Left Foot/Da!, 1989 (Varese Sarabande - VSD5244)
[Back to Top] Exodus & Cast A Giant Shadow, 1990 (United Artists - CDP79-4286 2)
Field, The, 1990 (Varese Sarabande - Varese 5292)
Grifters, The, 1990 (Varese Sarabande - VSD-5290)
Baby The Rain Must Fall, 1991 (Mainstream - MDCD 603)
Cape Fear, 1991 (MCA)
Man and His Movies, A, 1991 (Mainstream - MDCD 601)
Oscar, 1991 (Varese Sarabande - VSD 5313)
Rage In Harlem, A, 1991 (Varese Sarabande - VSD-5325)
Rambling Rose, 1991 (Virgin America - 91717)
Babe, The, 1992 (MCA - MCA 10576)
Beat Generation, The, 1992 (Rhino)
Bernard Herrmann's Film Score, 1992 (Milan - 3138-35643-2)
Mad Dog and Glory, 1992 (Varese Sarabande - 5415)
Telarc Collection Volume 2, The - Eric Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, 1992 (Telarc - CD 89102)
Age of Innocence, The, 1993 (Epic - EK57451)
Grammy® Nomination, Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or Television Cemetery Club, The, 1993 (Varese Sarabande - VSD-5412)
Elmer Bernstein by Elmer Bernstein, 1993 (Denon - CO-75288)
Elmer Bernstein - Movie & TV Themes, 1993 (Mobile Fidelity)
Film Music and Variations, 1993 (Cambria)
Good Son, The, 1993 (20th Century Fox - 11013)
Hollywood's Greatest Hits Vol 2-Cincinnati Pops, 1993 (Telarc - CD80319)
Lost In Yonkers, 1993 (Varese Sarabande - 5419)
Blood and Thunder, 1994 (Varese Sarabande - VSD5561)
Hollywood '94, 1994 (Varese Sarabande - VSD 5531)
Sayonara Orchestral Suites, 1994 (BMG - 09026 62657 2)
American Dreams-The American Music Sampler Volume Two, 1995 (Koch International)
Devil In A Blue Dress, 1995 (Columbia - 67008)
Frankie Starlight, 1995 (Varese Sarabande - Varese 5679)
Kings Go Forth/Some Came Running, 1995 (Cloud Nine - CNS 5054)
Midas Run, The / House, The Citadel, 1995 (Ct 6016)
Roommates, 1995 (Hollywood - HR 62003-2)
Sinatra Soundtracks/Kings Go Forth, 1995 (Capitol)
Best Music of Miramax Films, 1996 (Sony Classical)
Billboard Top Movie Hits 55-59, 1996 (Rhino)
Bulletproof, 1996 (Varese Sarabande - 57572)
Cinema Classics,1996 (Koch International)
Crime Scene, The, 1996 (Capitol - 36129)
How The West Was Won/Classic Western Film Scores, 1996 (Silva)
Last Man Standing, 1996 (Varese Sarabande - VSD-5755)
Magnificent Seven, The - James Sedares Conducts the Phoenix Symphony, 1996 (Koch International 3-7222)
Original Scores from MGM Classics, 1996 (Chandos)
Surround Sounds, 1996 (Telarc - CD 80447)
Swingsational, 1996 (Universal Special Markets)
Ultra Lounge Volume 7-The Crime Scene, 1996 (Capitol/EMI)
Ultra-Lounge Volume 10-Bachelor in Paris, 1996 (Capitol/EMI)
Buddy, 1997 (Varese Sarabande Varese - 5829)
Cinema Serenades, 1997 (Sony Classical)
Great Escape, The, 1997 (RCA Victor - 63241-2)
Hoodlum, 1997 (RCA Victor - 68837-2)
Magnificent Seven, The, 1997 (RCA Victor - 63240-2)
Musical Spectacular - MGM Films, 1997 (Rykodisc)
Rainmaker, The, 1997 (Hollywood - HR-62141-2)
Rough Riders, 1997 (Intrada - 7079)
Time To Remember, A, 1997 (EMI America)
To Kill A Mockingbird, 1997 (Varese Sarabande - VSD 5754)
Best Of The West, 1998 (Twillight Edeltone)
Great Escape, The, 1998 (Rykodisc - 10711)
Neil Diamond - The Movie Album - As Time Goes By, 1998 (Columbia C2K 69540)
Magnificent Seven, The, 1998 (RYKO - RCD 10741)
Man With The Golden Arm, The, 1998 (MCA - 2043-1526)
Play Ball - Eric Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, 1998 (Telarc - CD 80468)
Twilight, 1998 (Edel-America - Edel 3800)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Signatures in Suspense, 1999 (MCA Hippo)
American Parade-Collection of Marches, 1999 (Intersound)
Comancheros, The, 1999 (Film Score - FSM Vol. 2 No.6)
Deep End Of The Ocean, The, 1999 (Milan - 35873-2)
Great Composers: Elmer Bernstein, 1999 (Varese Sarabande - VSD 5290)
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 1999 (RCA Victor - 9026-63544-2)
Mega TV Various Themes and Artists, 1999 (Wager)
Music In Film, 1999 (Sony Classical)
Phantom Menace and Other Hi Fi Soundtracks, 1999 (Varese Sarabande)
Wild Wild West, 1999 (Varese Sarabande - VSD-6042)
Wild Wild Westerns, 1999 (Silva)
[Back to Top] Keeping the Faith, 2000 (Hollywood Records - HR622752)
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, 2000 (Angel 7243 5 56859 2 6)
Music for Films by Charles & Ray Eames Volume One, 2000 (AMB-2001)
Man with the Golden Arm, The, 2001 (MCA Coral 544 627-2)
World of Henry Orient, The, 2001 (FSM - Vol 4 No. 16)
View from Pompey's Head, The, 2001 (FSM - Vol.4 No. 15)
Big Jake, 2002 (Prometheus Records - PCR 512)
Marie Ward, 2002 (Varese Sarabande - VCL 1101 1003)
Way Out West The Essential Western Film Music Collection 2, 2002 (Silva Screen Records - FILMXCO 356)