Hitchcock himself said that "33% of the effect of Psycho" was due to the music
Experience Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1960 horror-thriller Psycho as you’ve never seen it before, screened in high definition with Bernard Herrmann’s infamous score played live by OSP (the Orchestra of St Paul’s), one of London’s most dynamic and versatile chamber orchestras, conducted by Ben Palmer. Made famous by the terrifying stabbing music accompanying the notorious shower scene, Herrmann’s soundtrack was written for string orchestra rather than full symphonic forces, mirroring the black-and-white cinematography of the film. Hitchcock himself said that “33% of the effect of Psycho was due to the music.” Celebrated as one of Hitchcock’s greatest masterpieces, Psycho stars Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, a young office worker in Phoenix who, frustrated by both her work and personal life, steals $40,000 from her employer’s client and decides to run away. Exhausted, she ends up checking into the remote Bates Motel, run by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a shy, unusual young man seemingly dominated by his invalid mother. One of the greatest thrillers ever filmed ensues. Certificate: 15. Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes. Please arrive in good time to collect your tickets, as latecomers may not be admitted. Bookers will receive a ticket with a face value from £20 to £65, allocated on the day and subject to availability.
"What makes Psycho immortal, when so many films are already half-forgotten as we leave the theatre, is that it connects directly with our fears."