“Nightmare On The 13th Floor” – USA Movie of the Week

Composer/Orchestrator – Jay Gruska

The poster is pretty much all you need to know about the movie itself, but the style of orchestral writing was an interesting assignment in that it was to evoke a Hitchcock, which is to say, Bernard Hermann atmosphere.  I was limited to a mid size string orchestra with 2 woodwinds, but thanks to the great musicians in L.A and Armin Steiner engineering at FOX studios, the right sound was made. It’s one of the first scores I orchestrated myself.

Play Buy Track Album Length Date Posted
  Main Title Theme Nightmare On The 13th Floor 1:38 String Orchestra
  Variation on Main Theme Nightmare On The 13th Floor 0:57 String Orchestra
  Ragtime Piano Nightmare On The 13th Floor 4:16