"Who was that masked man?" It was, of course, the Lone Ranger. But what was the music that accompanied him as he rode into and out of each TV episode?
The Lone Ranger is a fictional masked former Texas Ranger who fought outlaws in the American Old West with his Native American friend, Tonto. The character has been called an enduring icon of American culture.
The theme music was primarily taken from the "March of the Swiss Soldiers" finale of Gioachino Rossini's Overture "Guillaume Tell", now inseparably associated with the series. The theme was conducted by Daniel Pérez Castañeda, with the softer parts excerpted from Die Moldau, composed by Bedřich Smetana.