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Signatures in suspense
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Hip-O Records : Universal Music & Video Distribution, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (63 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Selections composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann.

Selections previously released

Compact disc.

Program notes on insert ([16] p.)
Alfred Hitchcock presents. Theme = Funeral march of a marionette -- Dial M for murder. Theme -- I confess. Theme -- Rear window. Juke box #6 -- Vertigo. Scene d'Amour -- North by northwest. The Wild ride -- Psycho (a narrative for orchestra) -- Marnie. Prelude ; Marnie -- Tom Curtain. Main title ; Prelude ; The ship ; The radiogram -- Topaz. March -- Frenzy. The London theme -- The Wrong man. Prelude -- Family plot. End credit ; End titles -- The Trouble with Harry. A portrait of Hitch
Format :
Music CD


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Signatures in Suspense is an excellent retrospective of the best scores from Alfred Hitchcock's long career. The album includes work from Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Bernard Herrmann, Maurice Jarre, and John Williams. As could be expected, Herrmann contributes the lion's share -- almost half of the selections, from Hitchcock's best-known films including North by Northwest, Psycho, and Torn Curtain (the latter of which has four selections included). There are a few notable exclusions (The Birds, Rope), but for the most part, this is the best available collection of Hitchcock scores. ~ Earl Simmons