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Funeral March of a Marionette ("Alfred Hitchcock Presents" Theme)

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By Charles Gounod (1818 –1893)

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Brass Ensemble,Brass Quintet - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Charles Gounod (1818 –1893). Arranged by F. Leslie Smith. Children, Film/TV, Romantic Period. Score and parts. 29 pages. Sweetwater Brass Press #2331361. Published by Sweetwater Brass Press (A0.808661).

Item Number: A0.808661

    Gounod wrote this in 1872 as a piano piece and orchestrated it seven years later. He originally conceived of it as one part of a satirical piano suite, the subject of which had nothing to do with puppetry. Once it was completed, however, he had it published as a stand-alone composition with the present title.
    The occasion of the music is that the Marionette has lost a duel and died; a funeral cortege takes place; the bereaved troupe takes a break then returns to the cortege. Recorded numerous times, the music was also used in several early films but reached its largest audience by far as the theme song for the TV series, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," 1955-1965.
    The current arrangement is based on the composer’s original piano score but has been augmented slightly to take advantage of brass quintet instrumentation.
    This arrangement was completed in 2016, and performance time runs about 5 minutes, 8 seconds. The arranger, Les Smith, will be happy to provide substitute parts (for example, treble clef baritone for trombone) at no charge; contact him directly at For more arrangements by Les, enter "Sweetwater Brass Press" (without the quotation marks) in the search box. (Also, purchase of this piece entitles you to your choice of another of his arrangements at no charge; send a copy of your purchase receipt directly to him at

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