Marionette Procession is best known as a theme song for the Alfred Hitchcock Presents television series. Charles Gounod wrote Funeral March of a Marionette in 1871 while living in England. It was originally intended to be a character piece, a parody on the personality of a music critic; and it amused Gounod’s English patrons. When Alfred Hitchcock was choosing the music for his television series, he remembered the effect that this piece had on him when he first heard it; and he chose it be part of his program for the next ten years. In this arrangement, Harps 1 and 2 require pedal harps, but Harp 3 can be played on a lever harp as well as a pedal harp because there are no chromatic changes. Performance time for Marionette Procession is about four minutes.
The arrangement comes with separate copies for First Harp, Second Harp, and Third Harp and an Ensemble Copy showing the three parts together.