June 7 ~ Daily Listening Assignment

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS

 

Today, we'll be listening to the end of the William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini.  This piece, originally the overture to an opera, has been arranged for piano and is in several method books, including Piano Pronto Movements 1 and 2.  It's also in Bastien Book 4 and Piano Maestro.


The original story


Maybe your grandparents watched the original Lone Ranger


Or you saw the newer Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp


Here's the entire William Tell Overture played by an orchestra


Piano Solo


Franz Liszt made a really hard version for piano solo. See if you can follow along!


Piano Duet (1 piano, 4 hands)



Piano Duet arranged by Louis Moreau Gottschalk


Piano Duo (2 pianos, 8 hands)


Piano Quartet (4 pianos, 16 hands)


For pipe organ


For synthesizer


And then things get nuts with cartoons. Lots of cartoons used this music. Here are Mickey Mouse and friends


And Spike Jones



Handbells...


Poor Rossini - I think he'd have a fit if he knew how is music was being used.

Have a nice day!