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Charles Gounod Funeral March for a Marionette, for violin and piano

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By Charles Francois Gounod

Piano, Violin - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Charles Francois Gounod (1818-1893). Arranged by Yoel Epstein. Children, Romantic Period, Standards. 6 pages. Yoel Epstein #4288779. Published by Yoel Epstein (A0.773333).

Item Number: A0.773333

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

Gounod wrote the piece in 1872. Thepiece, originally for piano, describes the story of a marionette who is killedin a duel. In the original score, Gounod included comments in French matchingthe 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 troupes'arrêtent pour se rafraîchir (Here many of the principalpersonages stop for refreshments)

·        Retour à la maison (Return to the house)

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

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  • 5

    Ann G
    Atlanta, GA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • September 20, 2019 Excellent

    Very good arrangement of a well loved standard. I was delighted to get it in time for Halloween

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