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Gounod – Funeral March Of A Marionette



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One of Gounod‘s short pieces for piano, “Funeral March of a Marionette”, received a new and unexpected lease of life frLike my page on facebook:
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One of Gounod’s short pieces for piano, “Funeral March of a Marionette”, received a new and unexpected lease of life from 1955 when it was first used as the theme for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The March was one of the eight records that Alfred Hitchcock selected to take to his desert island when he appeared on the BBC radio program Desert Island Disks in 1959. The March had earlier been used to produce equally suspenseful moments in F. W. Murnau‘s American silent film, “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” (1927) and Harold Lloyd‘s first sound film, Welcome Danger (1929).om 1955 when it was first used as the theme for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The March was one of the eight records that Alfred Hitchcock selected to take to his desert island when he appeared on the BBC radio program Desert Island Disks in 1959. The March had earlier been used to produce equally suspenseful moments in F. W. Murnau’s American silent film, “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” (1927) and Harold Lloyd’s first sound film, Welcome Danger (1929).