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Rossini Green Hills of Tyrol / Cinderella Waltz

Green Hills of Tyrol Waltz from Rossini's William Tell. It shows up as the Cinderella Waltz in a number of mid 19th century tune books.

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Comment by Wes Merchant on July 9, 2016 at 9:59am
This shows up in several 19th mid-century tune books as the Cinderella Waltz, but is actually from a different Rossini Opera "William Tell". It was published in the 1960's as a two part waltz in Peter Kennedy's "Second Fiddler's Tune-Book"
Comment by Paul Draper on July 9, 2016 at 12:42pm
That's a pretty one Wes.
Comment by Ian Bell on July 11, 2016 at 7:23am

Nice - Funny how the "Green Hills" has also become a standard tune for Scottish pipe bands. You never know where your music is going to end up.

Comment by Wes Merchant on July 11, 2016 at 12:16pm

Thanks, Ian it does appear to be derived from the same tune. I have seen about a half a dozen versions of this tune in tune books from the 1840's to the 1870's. Most often it is the four part version in the key of G, close to what I've done here. I only seen have one where it is actually attributed to Rossini. The Complete Preceptor for the Accordeon by Elias Howe, Jr. (1843), though has it as 2 parts in the key of C.


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