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Gioachino Rossini
William Tell Overture


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Rossini: William Tell Overture

The Story of William Tell

The William Tell Overture was written to open an opera by Gioachino Rossini. The opera is based on a legend about the Swiss hero William Tell. According to the legend, William Tell was an expert with a bow and arrow who shot an apple off his son's head. You can hear the political turmoil in William Tell's Switzerland in Rossini's music.

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Rossini: William Tell Overture

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Rossini was noted for writing music that describes a





2.William Tell came from which country?






3. The most famous part of the Overture to William Tell describes

horses running

cows mooing

a waterfall

a bow and arrow

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