Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Reflection on the William Tell Overture

The William Tell Overture is written by Gioachino Rossini. Rossini is an Italian music composer who has written much music in his time. His most famous are the William Tell Overture and The Barber of Seville. The William Tell Overture, has been known to most by being the theme song of The Lone Ranger.

Gioachino Rossini
The William Tell Overture starts off slow with deep notes. Then it starts to sound happy with higher not and gets faster and pauses occasionally. When you least expect it, the music is roaring, it makes you feel as if something suspenseful is happening, like a sound you'd associate with being victorious. After the roar, the music goes really slow and calm, in my mind i pictured it like someone was waking up and looking out at their window and seeing the rolling green hills of some country side and birds flying around. Then the most famous part occurs, a battle cry sound, it is very powerful, it goes "dada dut dut dada dut da duh". The ending of this piece has a fast pace, powerful, and gripping.

I am not a person who normally enjoys classical music, i was somewhat mad i had to listen to this because i was like "why do i have to listen to classical music?". But, I enjoyed this piece. I didn't realize this familiar piece was Gioachino Rossini. When I sat down and listened to it, i was like wait a minute i know this piece. I like how the musics tone changes frequently, its not boring it leaves you wondering what will happen next. By far the best part of this piece is the battle cry sound, I imagined myself flying through a field on a horse into battle. If i could rate this piece 1 out of 10, 10 being the best id give it a 9. It was a very cool piece, I suggest you to listen to it sometime.