The Lone Ranger's MUSIC
The theme music to The Lone Ranger is March of the Swiss Soldiers, the finale of Gioachino Rossini's William Tell Overture. Thanks in part to an indelible association with the program and its swashbuckling eponymous character, Rossini's stirring instrumental is among one of the most recognisable in the classical canon.
By clicking "MUSIC" in the Lables index we will describe other classical selections used as background and transition themes in the radio series. Many can be determined in the book Mystery of the Masked Man's Music : A Search for the Music Used on 'the Lone Ranger' [Reginald M. Jones] on Amazon.com.
The Lone Ranger acquired his name after he was the sole survivor of a deadly ambush by violent outlaw Butch Cavendish, in which his brother and four other rangers were slain. Or so the legend goes. The Lone Ranger and sidekick Tonto often call each other "Kemosabe", which roughly translates as "faithful friend" in Potawatomi, a Central Algonquian language spoken by Native Americans around the Great Lakes in Michigan and Wisconsin.