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William Tell - Overture

Composer
Gioacchino Rossini
Year of composition
1829
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
10 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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This is the complete Overture from Rossini's last opera "Guillaume Tell". I have kept the arrangement as close to the original as possible - aside from keeping the 1st Violin part down the octave for the final E major section (equivalent to the original Violin 2 part), I have not made many simplifications. So what it lacks in ease of execution it more than makes up for in authenticity!

This arrangement comes with an additional bass part for use with string orchestra.

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