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

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