William Tell Overture-SAMPLE

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GIOACHINO ROSSINI

WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE arranged for timpani by Leonardo Soto

William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini; arr. by Leonardo Soto © 2021 Tapspace Publications, LLC. All rights reserved. tapspace.com Notice of Liability: Any duplication, adaptation, or arrangement of this composition requires the written consent of the copyright owner. No part of this composition may be photocopied or reproduced in any way without permission. Unauthorized uses are an infringement of the U.S. Copyright Act and are punishable by law. TSPCS21-002


Level: Advanced Approx. playing time: 2'00"

WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE

GIOACHINO ROSSINI ARRANGED BY LEONARDO SOTO

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WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE – Rossini; arr. Soto

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PERFORMANCE NOTES This arrangement of Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overture is a short solo especially suited for timpani auditions, since many orchestras ask for a melodic solo of your choice. The piece can be performed with four drums or with five drums, adding a piccolo timpano on the high end. Choose a mallet that gives you just enough articulation while having a nice roll quality and that maximizes the dynamics. If performing with four drums, the following adjustments should be made to the printed score: • Measures 19, 45, and 90: Play the high B’s down one octave. • Measures 100-101: Play the 16th-note triplets and following downbeat (low to high) as G#-B-E-G#. Tuning Suggestions • Start with (low to high) G#-B-E-G#. • In measure 9, move the low G# to a low E on the 32” as you play the B roll. This allows you to keep your feet on the 23” and 26” drums while you play the first theme. • Tune the low G# and C# on the 29” and 26” in measure 21. • In measure 51, I suggest using the 32” drum for the A, pedal down to G#, then F#, and leave it there until measure 100 when you retune it to G# for the ending. • After measure 53, you can leave your feet on the middle two drums and pedal everything from there until measure 88. • You may add a low E on the final roll and release. Sticking Suggestions • I suggest playing the three 16th notes in measure 19 with one hand and muffle the high G# as you play the E on measure 20 so the subito pp works well. • Measures 58-60: Play the 16th notes with one hand on each drum, resulting in double or triple strokes (to avoid crossing or shifting back and forth between drums).

—Leonardo Soto

SETUP AND INITIAL TUNINGS