Funeral March of a Marionette
Gounod's famous piece (known to many as the theme from Alfred Hitchcock) is set here for flute quartet and 3 octaves of bells, with 11 optional chimes. The bells provide solid, mostly chordal accompaniment. Musical expression is important to watch out for as the dynamics and chromatics can change from chord to chord. A fun and unusual piece, it totals 147 measures.