|L: Valdepenas, R: Zhai|
Clearly I'm no intellectual because I thought of The Lone Ranger, but I had no idea the "Overture to William Tell" had four sections and is 12 minutes long! As a whole it's a great piece, and a shame so much gets forgotten about because of the popularity of the final gallop. It opens with a section called Prelude: Dawn featuring only the cellos and basses, then the full orchestra joins for the Storm. The third section, Call to the Cows, is the pastorale calm after the storm and features the English horn, before transitioning to the brass filled finale.
It was a lot of variety packed into an fun filled afternoon concert.