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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).

 

Today’s Birthday: CHARLES FRANÇOIS GOUNOD (1818)


Charles François Gounod (1818)

Gounod was French composer who also studied for the priesthood and worked as an organist. Throughout his life, he remained torn between the theatre and the church. His reputation largely rests on his hugely popular 1859 opera, Faust, but he also wrote 15 lesser-known operas, 17 masses, more than 150 songs, and two symphonies. One of his short pieces, “Funeral March of a Marionette,” became well-known—albeit not by name—as the theme to what popular TV show beginning in the 1950s? More… Discuss

Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus 
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tuae, Jesus.
Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis 
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae