William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th-century Swiss illustrated chronicles. It is set in the time of the original foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the early 14th century. According to the legend, Tell—an expert marksman with the crossbow—assassinated Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of Habsburg Austria positioned in Altdorf, Uri.
William Tell Overture with rhythm sticks (form). I wish you could hear the rhythm sticks, but it is a good way to teach about form, since they do different things for the different parts of the form and you can see when parts come back.
ROSSINI: William Tell Overture (full version) (I always think of The Lone Ranger when I hear this (well the section used in the TV show). The pastoral movement reminds me of Bugs Bunny running in the meadow...but I digress.
"The Mom" song, sung to the William Tell Overture, by Anita Renfroe. What a mom says in 24 hours, condensed into 2 minutes and 55 seconds! Hilarious and talented! Lyrics for "The Mom Song" is given below. (Thank you BelleFlower15!) "The Mom Song" Get up now Get up now Get up out of bed Wash your face Brush your teeth Comb your sle...