Monday, March 20, 2023

Earworm: Miss Marple Theme (Goodwin)

A good part of my day today was me humming, or 'hearing', Ron Goodwin's "Miss Marple Theme". Written in 1963 for Murder at the Gallop, the second in MGM's "Marple" series, this tune is almost sure to stick once one hears it.

Goodwin could write a tune, as evidenced in his brilliant, and catchy, themes for the motion pictures 633 Squadron (1964), Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965), Where Eagles Dare (1968), and  Battle of Britain (1969). It was through Battle that I took note of the British composer.

Oh, who started this earworm? Someone I follow on Twitter mentioned the tune. Writing this post is effectively the 'endless repeat' button.