Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival of the animals in full score
Carnival of the animals in full score
Camille Saint-Saens (1835 - 1921)
Written in 1886 for a Mardi Gras celebration, Saint-Saëns' best-known work consists of 14 pieces scored for flute/piccolo, clarinet, glass harmonica (tuned glass bowls), xylophone, two pianos, and strings. Playfully borrowing themes from other works — including his own — the composer paints delightful musical portraits of a lion, chickens, turtles, an elephant, kangaroos, and the immensely popular swan. Reproduced from an authoritative source. Instrumentation.
Reproduced from an authoritative source.(ISBN 9780486404127)