Funeral March for a Marionette

By: Charles Gounod
For: String quartet
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Composer
Charles Gounod
Arranger
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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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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Blow the Man Down, The Marines’ Hymn (From the Halls of Montezuma), O mio babbino caro (1918) (for wordless voice and string quartet), The Midshipmite, Libiamo ne’ lieti calici (Drinking Song) from La Traviata (for string quartet), The Holy City (String Quartet), Royal Fireworks Music, Overture (Saxophone Quartet, AATB), Royal Fireworks Music, La Rejouissance (Clarinet Quartet), Royal Fireworks Music, La Paix (Clarinet Quartet), Royal Fireworks Music, Bourrée (Clarinet Quartet), Overture to "Die Fledermaus", Royal Fireworks Music, Minuets I & II (Clarinet Quartet), What do you with a drunken sailor?, Tales of the Vienna Woods Waltzes, Op. 325, Sailing, Sailing (Over the Bounding Main), Medley of Popular American Children’s Songs, Bi-Ba-Bützemann, Semper Fidelis, Semper Paratus (official song of the U.S. Coast Guard), Voi, che sapete, from Le Nozze di Figaro (arr. for string trio), Overture to "The Gypsy Baron", Royal Fireworks Music, Overture (Clarinet Quartet), Susy, Little Susy (from the opera Hansel und Gretel), Evening Prayer (from the opera Hansel und Gretel), Thunder and Lightning Polka, Nimrod, from the ’Enigma’ Variations (arr. for String Quartet), Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257 (A Musical Joke), Ein Mannlein steht im Walde (from the opera Hansel und Gretel), Bruder, komm und tanz mit mir (from the opera Hansel und Gretel), Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Grün, grün sind alle meine kleider, Radetzky March, Op. 228, Anchors Aweigh, Wedding Processional, Op. 21 (1889), Air from the Third Orchestral Suite (arr. for string quintet of 3 violins, viola, and cello), La donna e mobile (for string quartet) Easier Key Bb, Ave Maria (Two Flutes and Cello) G, Radetzky March, Op.228 (Sax Quartet-AATB or SATB), Radetzky March, Op.228 (Clarinet Quartet), Annen Polka, Op. 117 (Clarinet Quartet), Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 8 (Christmas Concerto), Sheep May Safely Graze (Chorale Melody in Violin), The Prince of Denmark’s March (Viola Solo in String Quartet, Transposed to B-flat), Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Sheep May Safely Graze (Chorale Melody in Viola), Badinerie from the Second Orchestral Suite (String Quartet), Symphony in C, III, Ave Maria (1599) (3 violins, viola, and cello), My Bonny Lass, She Smileth (arranged for String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, and cello), L'Acceso (arranged for string quintet - 3 violins, viola, and cello), Je suis déshéritée (arranged for String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, and cello), Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Chamber Orchestra), La Golondrina (SATB), Roses from the South, Op. 388, Largo from The Four Season's "Winter" (for String Quintet - 3 violins, solo viola, & cello), The Navy Hymn ("Eternal Father, Strong to Save"), Overture to "The Mikado" (String Quartet), Hungarian Dance #5, Largo from Xerxes (for String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, & cello), Minuets I & II in G & g from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach (arranged for String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, & cello), Adagio from the Oboe Concerto in D Minor (Arr. for Solo Cello, 3 Violins, and Viola), Mattinata, Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 (Arr. for String Quartet), Water Music Suite I in F for String Quartet (COMPLETE: Nos. 1-9), Io Te Vurria Vasa (I Know I'm Only Dreaming), Passacaglia in g (String Quartet), Passacaglia in g (Long Notes - Revised) (String Quintet - 3 Violins, Viola, and Cello), Largo from the Mandolin Concerto in D Major, R.V. 93 (String Quintet - 3 Violins, Viola, Cello), Santa Lucia, Ave Maria (String Quintet - 3 Violins, Viola, and Cello) Bb, Passacaglia in g (String Quintet - 3 Violins, Viola, and Cello), Gigue (String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, and cello), Wedding March from "The Marriage of Figaro", Funiculi, Funicula, Water Music No. 11, Allegro Maestoso (Hornpipe) for Organ, Overture to "H. M. S. Pinafore" (String Trio), O Sole Mio, Ave Maria (String Trio w/solo in cello) G, Royal Fireworks Music, Minuets I and II, Ave Maria (String Trio w/solo in viola) G, Im Balladenton, Op. 65, No. 5, The Star-Spangled Banner (Bb) (SAB), Ave Maria (String Trio w/solo in violin) G, Royal Fireworks Music, La Rejouissance, Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34, No. 2, The Last Spring, Los Peces en el Río (for SAB, Guitar, and String Bass), Air from the Third Orchestral Suite (arranged for String Trio), Ciribiribin (for String Quartet), March and Procession of Bacchus from the ballet Sylvia (String Quartet), Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2 in D Major (String Orchestra), Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34, No. 1, Heart Wounds, Still wie die Nacht (Medium Voice & String Quartet), Miserere (arranged for String Quartet), Overture to "Iolanthe" (String Quartet), Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (SATB Choir w/String Quartet), Allegretto from the Sonata in e minor for Contrabass, Dido’s Lament from "Dido and Aeneas" (for String Quartet), Royal Fireworks Music, La Paix, Country Dance No. 4 (for Two French Horns), Country Dance No. 3 (for Two French Horns), Country Dance No. 2 (for Two French Horns), Country Dance No. 1 (for Two French Horns), Ave Maria on the First Prelude of J.S. Bach (for String Quartet alone) G, Alleluja from the motet "Exultate, jubilate", K. 165, arranged for string quartet alone, Crown With Thy Benediction (for String Quartet), Overture to "H. M. S. Pinafore" (for Fl., Vln., Vc. Trio), Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 for Solo Violin and String Orchestra, The Prince of Denmark’s March (Original Key D), The Laird o’ Drumblaire (Medley for Solo Violin with Guitar and String Bass Accompaniment), Pomp and Circumstance Military March, Op. 39, No. 1 Theme (EASY), Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Stg. Qrt.), Air from the Third Orchestral Suite (arr for string quintet of 3 violins, viola solo, and cello), Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 arr. for TWO Solo Violins and String Orchestra, Largo from Xerxes (String Quartet), Air from the Third Orchestral Suite, arr. for String Quartet, La Golondrina (String Quartet), The Star Spangled Banner (Ab) (for String Quartet), Salut d’Amour, Overture to "H. M. S. Pinafore" (String Quartet), Jack’s the Lad (Hornpipe) for Solo Violin with Guitar and String Bass Accompaniment, Water Music Suite III in G for String Quartet (COMPLETE: Nos. 12, 13, 16, 17, 18), De Wántele - Schieber (Schottisch), Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Overture to "The Pirates of Penzance" (String Quartet), Celtic Medley No. 1 for Solo Violin with Guitar and String Bass accompaniment, The Prince of Denmark’s March (Harpsichord), Suite of Spanish Christmas Carols for Two Flutes and String Orchestra, Trumpet Tune in D (String Quartet), Water Music Suite II in D for String Quartet (COMPLETE: Nos. 10, 11, 19, 14, 15), Las Campanas de Belén (SAB), Alleluja from the motet "Exultate, jubilate", K. 165, for soprano and string quartet, March and Procession of Bacchus from the ballet Sylvia (Piano), Adiós, Mamá Carlota (SAB Chorus with Guitar and String Bass Accompaniment), Wedding Tarantella (String Quartet), Komm, süsser Tod (String Quartet), A Boston Fancy (Hornpipe) for Solo Violin with Guitar and String Bass Accompaniment, Serenata Rimpianto (String Quartet), Barcarolle from "The Tales of Hoffmann" for String Quartet, "Las Posadas" Spanish Carol Medley (SAB), Ave Maria on the First Prelude of J. 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