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William Tell
Work information
Composer Gioachino Rossini
Also known as fr: Guillaume Tell
it: Guglielmo Tell
gr: Wilhelm Tell
Premiered Paris Opéra
Paris, France
3 August 1829
Genre Opera
Excerpt Lists 6. OTJ
T6/B19. Kastner
19. Yeo
T-V,B. Stevens
T123 Conti

William Tell is an opera by Gioachino Rossini, premeired in Paris in 1829 by the Paris Opéra. It was based on Friedrich Schiller's play William Tell, which drew on the legend of the Swiss folk hero.

Instrumentation[]

Woodwinds Brass Percussion Strings
1 piccolo
1 flute
2 oboes (1st doubles cor anglais)
2 clarinets in A
2 bassoons
4 horns (2 in G and 2 in E)
2 trumpets in E
3 trombones
2 timpani
triangle
bass drum
cymbals
first violins
second violins
violas
violoncellos
double basses

Orchestral Excerpts[]

Instrument Overture Act I Act II Act III Act IV
[C] to [D]+9 [O] to [O]+9 [END]-7 to [END]
Trombone 1 & 2 X X X
Trombone 3 X X X

Resources[]

Author Parts Year Sheet music.png Audio.png Video.png Advice.png Source Title Excerpts
Joseph Alessi Trombone 1997 Sheet music.png Advice.png Orchestral Excerpts for the Tenor Trombonist William Tell Overture
Keith Brown Trombone 1/2, 3 1969 Sheet music.png Orchestral Excerpts from the Symphonic Repertoire v.10 p.8 Overture "William Tell" {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Trombone 1/2, 3 1969 Sheet music.png Orchestral Excerpts from the Symphonic Repertoire v.10 p.8 Overture "William Tell" {O}:[O] to [O]+8
Trombone 1/2, 3 1969 Sheet music.png Orchestral Excerpts from the Symphonic Repertoire v.10 p.8 Overture "William Tell" {O}:[END]-7 to [END]
Dennis Bubert, Andrea Conti, Matthew Vaughan, and Stephan Sanders Trombone 1/2/3 2005 Sheet music.png Advice.png ITA Journal v.33 no.1 pp.22-25 Orchestral Excerpt Class {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Raymond Buniak Trombone 1 1986 Sheet music.png Advice.png A twentieth-century treatise on the trombone v.2 pp.407,+33 Rossini, Gioacchino. WILLIAM TELL. {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Gordon Cherry Trombone 1, 2, 3 2002 Sheet music.png The Complete Low Brass Excerpt Collection Rossini - William Tell
Ernest Clarke Trombone 1908 Sheet music.png Orchestral Studies for Trombone p.42 {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Andrea Conti Trombone 2003 (it) Advice.png Passi d'Orchestra Gioacchino Rossini: Gazza ladra e Guglielmo Tell
Henri Couillaud Trombone 1/2, 3 1943 Sheet music.png Traits difficiles tires d'oeuvres symphoniques et dramatiques pour trombone p.5 {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Franz Dreyer Trombone 1/2, 3 1920c. Sheet music.png Opern-Orchesterstudien fur Posaune v.7 p.29 {O}; {I}, {II}, {III}
Bruno Ferrari Trombone 1/2, 3 1970 Sheet music.png Passi Difficili e "a Solo" per Trombone e Basso Tuba v.2 p.1 {O}, {I}
Jay Friedman Trombone 2012 Advice.png Jay Friedman Articles More Audition Strategies
Jay Friedman, Ken Shifrin Trombones 2011 Jay Friedman Articles J and K talk trombone history {O}
Tom Gibson Trombone 1/2 2000 Sheet music.png Advice.png Audio.png The Daily Routine for the Orchestral Trombonist William Tell Overture {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Justin Isenhour Trombone 2012 Sheet music.png Audio.png Advice.png The pitched metronome: An audition preparation resource for trombonists pp.27-37 Rossini - William Tell {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Edward Kleinhammer Trombone 3 1963 Sheet music.png Advice.png The Art of Trombone Playing pp.64-66 Air in Tonguing {O}:[C] to [D]+9
James Markey Trombone 3 2011 Audio.png Advice.png The Bass Trombonist's Listening Guide cd.1 tr.20-21 Rossini William Tell {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Julian Menken Trombone 3 1957 Sheet music.png Anthology of Symphonic and Operatic Excerpts for Bass Trombone v.1 p.43 {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Daniele Moranindi Trombone 2008 (it) Advice.png Trombone Italia Magazine Guglielmo Tell - Ouverture {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Robert Muller and Franz Seyffarth Trombone 1/2, 3 1956 Sheet music.png Orchesterstudien fur Posaunen v.1 p.30 {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Trombone 1/2, 3 1956 Sheet music.png Orchesterstudien fur Posaunen v.1 p.31 {Finale}
Trombone 3 1956 Sheet music.png Orchesterstudien fur Posaunen v.1 p.32 {Terzett}
Denson Paul Pollard Trombone 3 2011 Audio.png Video.png YouTube William Tell.3gp {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Allen Ostrander Trombone 3 1966 Sheet music.png Advice.png Method for Bass Trombone and F-Attachment for Tenor Trombone p.20 {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Ralph Sauer Trombone 1/2 1993 Audio.png Advice.png Orchestral Excerpts for Trombone tr.5 William Tell / La Gazza Ladra {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Ken Shifrin Trombone 1997 ITA Journal v.25 no.4 pp.44-47 Trombone Myth Busters No. 2...
Alfred Stoneberg Trombone 3 1958 Sheet music.png Neue umfassende Posaunenschule fur den Orchestergebrauch v.1 p.57 {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Trombone 1 1958 Sheet music.png Neue umfassende Posaunenschule fur den Orchestergebrauch v.3 p.28 {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Seth Vatt Trombone 1/2 2006 Sheet music.png Audio.png TromboneExcerpts.org Rossini - William Tell Overture, Storm Scene {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Trombone 3 2006 Sheet music.png Audio.png TromboneExcerpts.org Rossini - William Tell Overture, Storm Scene {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Charles Vernon Trombone 3 2012 Sheet music.png Advice.png The Singing Trombone pp.38-42 Rossini: William Tell Overture {O}:[C] to [D]+9
Doug Yeo Trombone 3 2003? Sheet music.png Audio.png Advice.png The Bass Trombonist's Orchestral Handbook Rossini: William Tell Overture {O}:[C] to [D]+9

Partial Discography[]

Performer Director Year Label
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Sir Neville Marriner 1974 Philips
Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan 1971 Deutsche Grammophon
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fritz Reiner 1957 RCA Victor Red Seal
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Erich Kunzel 1985 Telarc
London Festival Orchestra 1992 Intersound
London Symphony Orchestra Geoffrey Simon 1986 Moss Music Group
London Symphony Orchestra Pierino Gamba 1961 Decca London
Montreal Symphony Orchestra Charles Dutoit 1990 Decca London
Montreal Symphony Orchestra Charles Dutuoit 2001 Decca London
National Philharmonic Orchestra Riccardo Chailly 1978-9 Decca London
New Philharmonia Orchestra London Alfred Scholz 1988 Quintessence Digital
New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein 1966 CBS Masterworks
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milan Riccardo Chailly 1996 Decca Limited
Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Riccardo Muti 1972 Opera D'Oro
Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy 2006 EMI Classics
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Lamberto Gardelli 1972 EMI Classics
Royal Promenade Orchestra Alfred Gehardt 1988 Quintessence
Vienna State Opera Fabio Luisi 1998 (live) Orfeo d'Or
Opéra National de Paris Bruno Campanella 2003 Premiere Opera
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Antonio Pappano 2011 EMI
Radio Italiani Mario Rossi 1952 EMI
Radio Italiani Mario Rossi 1956 Myto
Teatro di San Carlo Fernando Previtali 1965 (live) Opera d'Oro
Teatro alla Scala Riccardo Muti 1988 (live) Phillips

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