Rossini’s opera William Tell, premiered in Paris on August 3, 1829. It was the last of 39 operas that Rossini produced even though he lived for 40 years after composing this work.
Growing up in Ireland in the 1950’s the William Tell Overture was the first piece of classical music that made an impression on me. It was the theme music for the popular TV series The Lone Ranger.
God of all inspiration,
we give thanks for the musical gifts that you gave to Rossini and for the gits that he has left for us.
We are grateful for all the ways that music impacts us – from stirring emotions to soothing our spirits, from evoking memories to helping us to celebrate life.
Bless all those who grace our lives with the gift of music.
By Fr Pat O'Shea - Lower Hutt