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Funeral March of a Marionette (arr Lake)

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Charles Gounod

Charles Gounod (arr. Mayhew Lake)


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General Info

Year: 1872 / 1927
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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Program Notes

The Funeral March of a Marionette (Marche funèbre d'une marionnette) is a short piece by Charles Gounod. It was written in 1872 for solo piano and orchestrated in 1879. It is perhaps best known as the theme music for the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

The following storyline underlies the Funeral March of a Marionette: The Marionette has died in a duel. The funeral procession commences (D minor). A central section (D major) depicts the mourners taking refreshments before returning to the funeral march (D minor).

The work has been recorded many times. One of the earliest recordings was by John Philip Sousa's band in 1903.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble (Hampton, Va.) (William Garlette, conductor) - 1 October 2022


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