The Carnival of the Animals

The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) is a suite in fourteen movements by Saint-Saëns. Written in 1886, it lasts around 25 minutes. It calls for two pianos, two violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute (and piccolo), clarinet (C and B♭), glass harmonica, and xylophone. From the beginning, Saint-Saëns regarded the work as a piece of fun, even confessing that he worked on it when he should have been working on his third symphony. He specified in his will that it should be published posthumously. Following his death in 1921, the work was performed in February 1922 ... more

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Sheet Music The Carnival of the Animals - Complete score of all movements PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music The Carnival of the Animals - Composers transcription for violin and piano, score and part PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music The Carnival of the Animals - Transcription for Organ PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music The Carnival of the Animals - Transcription for pan flute and guitar PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music The Carnival of the Animals - Transcription for piano 4 hands PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music The Carnival of the Animals - Transcription for viola (solo part) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music The Carnival of the Animals - Violoncello PreviewFavoriteDownload

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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - Introduction
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - I. Lions Royal March
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - II. Hens and roosters
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - III. Swift Animals
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - IV. Tortoises
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - V. The Elephant
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - VI. Kangaroos
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - VII. Aquarium
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - VIII. Personages with long ears
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - IX. The Cuckoo in the deep woods
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - X. Aviary
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - XI. Pianists
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - XII. Fossils
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - XIII. The Swan
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - XIV. Finale
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - I. Lions Royal March (Solo piano version)
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - V. The Elephant (Solo piano version)
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - VII. Aquarium (Solo piano version)
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RecordingThe Carnival of the Animals - XIII. The Swan (Solo piano version)
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