Funeral March of a Marionette (arr Brackett)

From Wind Repertory Project
Charles Gounod

Charles Gounod (transposed Brackett)

Subtitle: For Clarinet Choir

General Info

Year: 1872 / 2004
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Anthony Brackett
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $25.00


Full Score
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Excellent choice for those October and Halloween concerts. This version has the complete work as written by Gounod. Often times we just hear the introduction, main theme and coda. This transcription is of the entire piece, including a very short fugue after the main theme

- Program Note by Anthony Brackett

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


State Ratings

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  • Callanwolde Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (Raymond Handfield, conductor) – 27 October 2017

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