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The Murder (Psycho Theme)

By Bernard Herrmann

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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass - Intermediate - Digital Download
By Bernard Herrmann. Arranged by Daniel Luna de Menezes. Score, Set of Parts. 10 pages. Published by Daniel Luna (H0.386691-SC001000873).

Item Number: H0.386691-SC001000873

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"The Murder"
is a cinematic score written and composed by Bernard Herrmann for the horror-thriller film Psycho (1960) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The score is well recognized as arguably one of the most famous scores in film history. It scored for an original orchestra's string section. The score was composed for the famous "shower scene", the murder of Janet Leigh's character, Marion Crane. Hitchcock originally wanted the sequence (and all motel scenes) to play without music, but Herrmann insisted he try it with the cue he had composed. Afterward, Hitchcock agreed that it vastly intensified the scene, and he nearly doubled Herrmann's salary.

This arrangement has been written for a string ensemble composer of 3 violins, 1 viola, 2 cellos and 1 contrabass. The third violin can optionally be replaced by a viola.

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