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The Carnival of the Animals

Composed by

Camille Saint-Saëns

1835-1921

Orchestration

flute, clarinet, glass harmonica (or glockenspiel), xylophone, two pianos, strings


I. Introduction and Lion’s Royal March
II. Hens and Roosters
III. Wild Horses
IV. Tortoises
V. The Elephant
VI. Kangaroos
VII. Aquarium
VIII. Donkeys
IX. The Cuckoo
X. Aviary
XI. Pianists
XII. Fossils
XIII. The Swan
XIV. Finale

Composed February 1886 as Le carnaval des animaux. First performance: March 9, 1886, Paris.
Narration by Chris Myers. First performance: April 6, 2014, Redlands, California.

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Join us for an evening of music celebrating the nobility of the human spirit, including masterworks by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev — showcasing the amazing Anne-Marie McDermott



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