Tuesday 9 August 2016
Tune of the Day: Ranz des Vaches
from “William Tell” by Gioachino Rossini, arranged for Flute Trio
This piece is the third of four parts that make up the overture of William Tell by Gioacchino Rossini. The section is named after the simple melody traditionally played on the horn by the Swiss Alpine herdsmen as they drove their cattle to or from the pasture. It is said that this tune, when played in foreign lands, produces on a Swiss an almost irrepressible yearning for home.
Many thanks to Lily for contributing this arrangement for three flutes!