Alfred Hitchcock was an English film director and producer. He became known as “The Master of Suspense” because of his work in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. Hitchcock directed more than 50 films in his career and became so famous that for a time he was one of the only directors whose name appeared on the cinema marquee above the title. He would frame his shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy in order to put his audience through the emotional ringer. He also knew music was an important aspect of this. Throughout his career in Hollywood he forged some creative collaborations with composers. From Arthur Benjamin’s pivotal cantata in the 1934 version of The Man Who Knew Too Much to Bernard Herrmann’s jagged soundtrack for the landmark shocker Psycho, the music was usually a visceral part of any Hitchcock movie. By the time John Williams scored Hitchcock’s final film Family Plot (1976) a whole generation of moviegoers would always remember their favorite Hitchcock film with, as it were, the soundtrack attached. This songbook includes some of the strongest themes from some of his most famous films arranged for the piano. If you are an Alfred Hitchcock fan and love a good suspenseful tune then start playing!
Series: Piano Solo Songbook Publisher: Music Sales America Format: Softcover Composer: Various UPC: 888680027803 Publisher Code: AM1009118 Width: 9.0″ Length: 12.0″ 96 pages Instrumentation: Piano/Keyboard
Song List: Carlotta’s Portrait (from VERTIGO) Finale (from the Paramount Picture PSYCHO) Funeral March Of A Marionette (featured in the Television Series ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS) Mouvements Perpetuel One Psycho (Prelude) (Theme from the Paramount Picture PSYCHO) Psycho (The Murder) (from the Paramount Picture PSYCHO) Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (from THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH) Scene D’Amour (from VERTIGO) Spellbound (from SPELLBOUND) The Trouble With Harry (from THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY) Prelude (from VERTIGO)