The William Tell Overture played by a train set and bottles is a magnificent percussion achievement

30 August 2016, 13:30

This pleasing performance of Rossini’s exhilarating piece is apparently the work of one of Japan’s biggest pop acts.

The William Tell Overture is one of the most exhilarating pieces in music. So we whole-heartedly approve of this version, in which drumsticks attached to a runaway toy train beat out Gioachino Rossini’s tune on a succession of strategically placed glass bottles.

The source of the video is unclear, but it appears to be from a Japanese TV show and the girls in charge of percussion duties are reportedly members of AKB48, a 130-strong Japanese pop group.

William Tell Overture bottle train