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18 August 2020, 15:05
I’d try this at home, but I’m afraid I might bottle it.
Someone has managed to perform the overture to William Tell entirely on glass bottles, in a video that probably took about a week to edit.
We can confirm, it was 100 percent worth the time and effort.
The overture is the best-known part of the Italian composer’s work, one that reaches a galloping climax in its Finale, ‘March of the Swiss Soldiers’. It’s one of the most distinctive themes in classical music, and through its use in The Lone Ranger it’s now almost mandatory music for any fast-paced chase scene.
It’s also become almost inextricably associated with horses.
In the video above, Gallagher uses a trusty Hardy’s white wine bottle with varying water levels, a couple of Budweiser bottles for the overture’s higher notes and a hefty amount of AutoTune software as his instruments.
Watch, as he toots his way to musical Internet stardom.
A great – neigh, excellent – way to pass the time in quarantine.