Monday, July 9, 2012

Suspense of Disbelief

The Essential Alfred Hitchcock Collection

I recently bought this CD online at And I must say that this CD brings back a thousand memories. His movies already bring back memories. Summer, Winter and my grandparents. But the music is a great listen. And every song that comes up is a memory. And fun to listen to in this summer heat. I know that sounds silly, but certain music is for different feelings and for some reason classical music is for summer. Well Alfred Hitchcock's at least. Although, this music will be playing in winter too. Every song can be recognized from every Hitchcock movie. Every song that starts playing, I say "oh that's from...." :) A very Alfred Hitchcock fan type of response. The songs are as follows:

1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Main Theme - Jeff Alexander
2. Music To Be Murdered By - Jeff Alexander
3. Vertigo - Prelude and Rooftop - Muir Mathieson (Hermann)
4. North By Northwest - Kidnapped - Bernard Hermann
5. I Confess - Main Theme - Dimitri Tiomkin
6. After You've Gone - Jeff Alexander
7. The Man Who Knew Too Much - Que Sera, Sera - Doris Day
8. Dial M For Murder - Main Theme - Dimitri Tiomkin
9. Rope - Mouvements Perpetuels - Francis Poulene
10. The Trouble With Harry - Main Theme - Bernard Hermann
11. Spellbound - Dream - Miklos Rozsa
12. North By Northwest - Fashion Show- Bernard Hermann
13.  Rear Window - Juke Box #6 - Franz Waxman
14. Alfred Hitchcock's Leading Ladies
15. Vertigo - Scene D' Amour - Muir Mathieson (Hermann)
16. Strangers On A Train - Prologue/Duet For Four Feet - Dimitri Tiomkin
17. Alfred Hitchcock, Master Manipulator
18. Psycho - Prelude - Bernard Hermann
19. North By Northwest - Overture - Bernard Hermann
20. Spellbound - Main Theme - Miklos Rozsa
21. To Catch A Thief - Main Theme - Lyn Murray
22. Vertigo - The Necklace, The Return and Finale - Muir Mathieson (Hermann)
23. The Hour Of Parting - Jeff Alexander

You notice how Alfred Hitchcock uses the same composers a lot? He loved Bernard Hermann's work a lot. And used him in a few movies of his. His taste was splendid and beautiful. 

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