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Gounod - Funeral March of a Marionette - London Promenade Orchestra, Eric Hammerstein

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Published on Oct 18, 2013

London Promenade Orchestra, conducted by Eric Hammerstein

Anyone who has ever enjoyed the devilish signature tune to The Alfred Hitchcock Presents television show unknowingly became a fan of Charles Gounod's charming "Funeral March of a Marionette." In a departure from the opulent manner of his grand operas - Faust and Roméo et Juliette, for example - Gounod devised a caricature of funereal ceremony by cleverly dressing a playful little theme in mock-serious orchestration for low clarinets and bassoons.

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