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Happy Halloween! Watch cellist Amit Peled conduct the Mount Vernon Virtuosi in the Suite for Strings from the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho.

Hitchcock originally intended for the infamous shower scene to not feature music, but can we really imagine that scene without that punctuating, stabbing rhythmic ostinato?

Herrmann’s music in Psycho has spawned numerous references in pop culture, not least in this instance from the 1997 episode of The Simpsons ‘The Springfield Files’