William Tell Overture (11:40)

Cover of JONES, Spike: Musical Depreciation with Spike Jones (1942-1950)

From JONES, Spike: Musical Depreciation with Spike Jones (1942-1950) and 19 other releases

The William Tell Overture is particularly familiar through its use in the American radio and television shows of The Lone Ranger. Several portions of the overture were used prominently in the films A Clockwork Orange and The Eagle Shooting Heroes. The overture falls into four parts, each segueing into the next:
* Prelude - a slow passage starting with a passage for five cellos
* Storm - a dynamic section played by full orchestra

* Ranz des Vaches (call to the dairy cows) - featuring the Cor anglais (English horn)
* Finale - ultra-dynamic “cavalry charge” galop heralded by horns and trumpets and played by full orchestra.


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