The Carnival of the Animals in Full Score

Dover Publications

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Carnival of the Animals composed by Camille Saint-Saens. Orchestra. Full Orchestra (Full Score); Larger Works; Masterworks. Dover Edition. Masterwork; Romantic. Full Score. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-404129).

ISBN 0486404129. Masterwork; Romantic.

Written in 1886 for a Mardi Gras celebration, Saint-Saens' 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.

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