William Tell Overture

(July 31st, 2019)

The William Tell Overture, Popular for 189 years- (Also known as the Lone Ranger Theme).

  • Gioachino Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) He wrote 39 operas and was known as “the Italian Mozart.”
  • His last opera was the epic William Tell (Guillaume Tell), featuring its iconic overture which helped to usher in grand opera in France. The overture premiered in Paris on August 3, 1829.
  • Rossini was one of the most popular opera composers in history, and opera was not high brow music for the elite. It was the most popular music of its time
  • He also earned the nickname “Signor Crescendo” for his use of an exciting buildup of orchestral sound over a repeated phrase, which is now commonly known as a “Rossini crescendo”.
  • It is the last part of the William Tell Overture that is used as the Theme Song for The Lone Ranger, and the whole world knows that theme.

Final Theme


And now the whole thing, from start to end, as he wrote it.

The whole overture…



2 thoughts on “William Tell Overture

    1. Solomon, the most popular pieces of music ever written were not composed this year or in the last few years. There are many tunes you know, but you just don’t know what they are called. These are sometimes called “ear worms”, and the are melodies or music we know and can’t even forget we know. The “Lone Ranger” theme is one of those things we all know.


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