Monday, July 26, 2010

Toon Music: Hi-ho, Tinfoil!

The William Tell Overture, composed by Gioachino Rossini in 1829, best known as the theme song for the Lone Ranger.

First and second movements:

The second movement should be instantly recognizable, and is pretty much always used to accompany wild thunderstorms.

Third and fourth movements:

Again, both movements are instantly recognizable, being used to accompany daybreak and Western action, respectively.

Also used for horse-riding scenes is Franz von Suppé's Leichte Kavallerie Overture, the operetta it precedes premiering in 1866.

And here are a couple bonus sunrises-
Morning Mood, part of Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt, Op. 23, composed in 1875.

Spring Song, song no. 6 of Felix Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words, Book 5, Op. 62, composed c. 1843.

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