Charles Gounod Funeral March for a Marionette, for violin and piano
by Charles Francois Gounod
Violin Solo - Digital Sheet Music

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Composed by Charles Francois Gounod. Arranged by Yoel Epstein. Children,Romantic Period,Standards. 6 pages. Yoel Epstein #4288779. Published by Yoel Epstein (A0.773333).

Funeral March for a Marionette is, perhaps, composer Charles Gounod's most famous composition. This is largely because it was used as the theme song of the popular 1950s television series Alfred Hitchkok Presents.

Gounod wrote the piece in 1872. The piece, originally for piano, describes the story of a marionette who is killed in a duel. In the original score, Gounod included comments in French matching the action in the story to the music: 

·        La Marionnette est cassée!!! (The marionette is broken!!!)

·        Murmure de regrets de la troupe (Murmurs of regret from the troupe)

·        Le Cortège (The procession)

·        Ici plusieurs des principaux personnages de la troupe s'arrêtent pour se rafraîchir (Here many of the principal personages stop for refreshments)

·        Retour à la maison (Return to the house)

 The picture on the cover is the first page of the original publication.

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