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The "William Tell Overture" is a piece of music by Gioachino Rossini. He wrote it for his opera, William Tell. The opera was first performed in 1829. The overture has four sections: Dawn; Storm; Call to the Cows; and March of the Swiss Soldiers. The last section is famous in the United States for being the theme music for the radio and television series, The Lone Ranger.

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