Between 1951 and 2002, Elmer Bernstein composed over 200 scores for films and TV programs. Among the great film scores from 1955 to 1965 (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Ten Commandments) the one that Bernstein picked as his favorite was - TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. This has one of the simplest and most delicate film scores ever composed. The opening Main Title features a delicate waltz tempo mixed with a more expansive theme which beautifully sets the mood for this drama of innocent childhood and racial prejudice. This is a masterpiece of subtle film scoring and one of the greatest from the past fifty years.