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Funeral March of a Marionette (ME)

Composer
Charles Gounod
Year of composition
1875
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2012
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble
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One of Gounod’s short pieces for piano, "Funeral March of a Marionette", received a new and unexpected lease of life from 1955 when it was first used as the theme for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The March was one of the eight records that Alfred Hitchcock selected to take to his desert island when he appeared on the BBC radio program Desert Island Disks in 1959.

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