Saxophone Quartet Sheet Music: Funeral March of a Marionette (Set of Parts)

ebook Intermediate Level · Funeral march of a marionette--Saxophone Quartet

By Charles Gounod

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Dive into the whimsical world of Gounod with this full version arrangement for Saxophone Quartet (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone), skillfully crafted to capture the essence of his famously humorous piece. This arrangement offers a unique blend of classical elegance and lighthearted jest, perfectly suited for saxophonists looking to enrich their repertoire with a piece that is both musically rewarding and delightfully entertaining.
Elevated to iconic status in the 1960s, this composition became synonymous with suspense and intrigue as the musical theme for "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour." Its association with the master of suspense adds a layer of cultural depth, making it not just a piece of music but a historical artifact that bridges the worlds of classical composition and classic television.
The set of parts for this arrangement is designed to provide each musician with a comprehensive guide to performing this captivating piece. Additionally, the full score is available separately, allowing for a deeper understanding of the ensemble as a whole. To complement your preparation, the arrangement comes with informative pages in multiple languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. These resources offer insights into the piece's background, Gounod's compositional style, and its lasting impact on music and popular culture, enriching your performance with historical and contextual knowledge.
For those eager to hear the arrangement before taking it to the rehearsal room, an audio demo is available at This demo serves as an excellent resource for understanding the arrangement's nuances and dynamics, providing a valuable tool for both individual practice and ensemble coordination.
Whether you're performing in a recital, at a music festival, or for your own pleasure, this arrangement of Gounod's famous humorous piece for Saxophone Quartet promises to be a highlight of your musical journey. Engage with this timeless piece and let its playful melodies and rich saxophone harmonies bring a touch of humor and sophistication to your repertoire.
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Saxophone Quartet Sheet Music: Funeral March of a Marionette (Set of Parts)