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Funeral March for a Marionette

Composer
Charles Gounod
Arranger
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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The Hallowe’en season is upon us. While preparing my orchestra’s fall concert with spooky themes–Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Saint-Saens’ "Danse Macabre," Dukas’ "Sorcerer’s Apprentice," Grieg’s "In the Hall of the Mountain King;" I thought to myself that one of the other works on the program would make a nice arrangement for string quartet. So, here it is: Charles Gounod’s "Funeral March for a Marionette." Except for one A6 in the first violin, all notes fall withtin a generally comfortable range. Listen, and enjoy!

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