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William Tell Overture

 

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Rossini: William Tell Overture

Weather in Music

Depicting a thunderstorm in music was one of Rossini's specialties. Here are some more examples of musical thunderstorms.

Track list:
Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
Haydn: Symphony No. 8 "Evening:" La Tempesta
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto No. 1
Fucik: Thunder and Blazes
Fillmore: Rolling Thunder
Field: Piano Concerto No. 5
R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Rossini: William Tell Overture

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. What work by Beethoven includes a storm?

Symphony No. 3 Eroica

Symphony No. 6 Pastoral

Symphony No. 9 Choral

Fur Elise


2.A thunder sheet is a

large piece of flexible metal that is shaken to make the sound of thunder

sail

tent

canvas cover


3. Voices as well as instruments can imitate thunderstorms.

true

false


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