Lot No: 198

Lot 198 of an upcoming auction at Bonhams, London, is an autograph full score of Bernard Herrmann’s music for Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho, including the Murder in the Shower scene (‘The Murder’). “In this notorious sequence the strings end up playing a chord consisting of the notes E-flat, E-natural, F, and G-flat.” The first page signed and dated “Bernard Herrmann/ Jan 12 – Feb 12/ 60”, written between January and February 1960 and reassembled by the composer in 1968 to form his concert suite Psycho: A Narrative for Orchestra.

Estimate: £30,000 – 40,000


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