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William Tell Overture

Finally!

This is my arrangement of the full finale (the famous part) of the William Tell Overture for solo classical guitar.

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Prelude #2 with Variation
Prelude #2 with Variation
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  1. An unfingered (Urtext) Version, for Pros and those who’d like to do their own fingering
  2. A fully (painstakingly) fingered version, for those who’d like to know exactly what I recommend
  3. A full Tablature-only Version

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Mauro Giuliani, the accomplished 19th century guitarist-composer wrote a number of “Rossinianes,” virtuosic potpourris into which he threw many of the favorite themes from Rossini’s Operas.Giuliani_Rossiniane

But he never arranged this piece, the most recognizable to modern ears. It’s in the same spirit that I present this arrangement–I like to think that if he had tackled the William Tell Overture, he’d have solved the guitaristic challenges in similar ways. I attempted to be as true to the original orchestral piece in spirit, while translating it into a playable and fireworks-filled tour-de-force for 6 nylon strings.

Even though I’m playing pretty fast here, I’ve never been obsessed with guitar speed or developing it to superhuman levels. I know that the orchestral version of this is usually played even faster, and I leave it to the true guitar speed demons to attempt to match that! Game on.