22/10/2020: “Funeral March Of Queen Mary” by Wendy Carlos

Credit where credit’s due – “Funeral March Of Queen Mary” was originally composed by Henry Purcell in 1695. It’s a somber, dignified and timeless piece.

However, even if you aren’t a Stanley Kubrick fan, Wendy Carlos’ interpretation is still amazing.

Written in 1971 for A Clockwork Orange, Carlos’ version perfectly captures that theme of dystopian dread, of moral decay.

Instead of an orchestra, she marshals a raft of synthesisers into a barrage of dark, twisted – yet strangely beautiful – harmonies.