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Funeral March of a Marionette



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The Funeral March for a Marionette or Marche Funébre d'une Marionnette was composed by French composer Charles Gounod and orchestrated in 1879. It is perhaps best known as the theme music for the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-65). In 1871 while residing in London, Gounod started to write a suite called "Suite Burlesque" for piano. After completing this movement he abandoned the project but had the March published in 1879.

The program is that the Marionette has died in a duel. The funeral procession commences (D minor). The central section (D major) depicts the mourners having refreshments before returning to the procession (D minor).

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davajonah said 2025 days ago (March 29th, 2014)
Such memories. I had no idea. Thanks!
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Bowman said 2024 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
I always
count your studies as first rate courses in how to mix and get wonderful orchestral sounds from a completely computer generated work. This is so satisfying Scotty and it's also a pleasure to hear Gounod's complete work as apposed to the truncated one heard on Mr. Hitchcock's classic show.

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bronco said 2024 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
Love it
Thanks for this well played arrangement. Now I know where the Hitchcock music came from and it is good to hear it in it's entirety.
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Doug Somers said 2024 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
Goood Eeevening
A fine arrangement Scotty - nice textures and meticulous work no doubt to get such a satisfying and realistic result. I too have never heard the context for the Hitchcock theme before. Thanks!
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musichead said 2024 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
very nice
Just loved it..nicely done
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magnatone said 2024 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
Funeral March
Hi Scotty - so happy to see something new from you! Interesting backstory and excellent work sir!
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michaeljayklein said 2024 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
...for such excellent work Scotty; what a nice treat it was to find this on the board! Hitchcock himself selected this as his television theme (he also drew his own now famous silhouette) and I think things like this gave younger people one of their first introductions to classical music perhaps. Thanks for sharing the fine work--you amaze me. Michael
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Ex_Silentio said 2023 days ago (March 31st, 2014)
Funeral March
Fabulous rendition.
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Mystified said 2023 days ago (March 31st, 2014)
Always amazing...
...amazing orchestration. Thank you for sharing this with us :)
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paul f. page said 2022 days ago (April 1st, 2014)
Sounds like the real deal, Scotty. Your orchestrations are always terrifically detailed in the final mix, and this one is especially precise to the original. I can't even imagine how difficult it is to get everything to sync so well, but you pull it off with great flair and exactitude. This was so much fun to listen to. (And thank you for the brief history lesson, too. Not only Gounod, but Hitchcock...Excellent production all around.
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Charday said 2022 days ago (April 1st, 2014)
Hello Scotty!
pretty cool makes me think of bugs bunny for some reason? Jd.
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Daugrin said 2020 days ago (April 3rd, 2014)
Yer skills are unique. Thanks for sharing.

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H3nry said 2019 days ago (April 4th, 2014)
Well played.
Excellent realization of a (sorta) familiar piece. Of course we only hear a snippet most of the time. Your orchestra is impressive as always, but I think you're learning some new tricks for expression, especially in the strings. I hear more variety in bowing than in some of your early work. I always have to check out your stuff and learn from it.
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Ultrabeast said 2010 days ago (April 14th, 2014)
Nice one :)
I used to study this song in college and you got all the parts right. Well done, sounds great too!
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J.A.Stewart said 1982 days ago (May 11th, 2014)
This Is...
... some kind of wonderful, Scotty. It really does sound like the real deal and is just excellent in every detail. Do you play all of these parts, or do you input them with the pencil tool?

However you accomplish it, it sounds great! ;)

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thetiler said 1959 days ago (June 3rd, 2014)
I like how you gave us a familiar TV program, something that so many know and put the wonderful music together. As well as the photo. I think photo's and music really go together when they are put in the right way. And you did that such thing!

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fathom said 1946 days ago (June 16th, 2014)
music of course is irresistible and you've done a wonderful job of bringing it to life.
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