"The Dead March from Saul"

Saul is a three-part oratorio completed in 1739 by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759).  It focusses on the disintegrating relationship between Saul, king of Israel and his successor David in the Biblical 1st Book of Samuel.  The 'Dead March' is played after Saul's downfall, at the funeral of both him and his son Jonathan.