Carnival of the Animals
Composed by Camille Saint-SaÃ«ns. Full Orchestra (Full Score); Larger Works; Masterworks. Dover Edition. Masterwork; Romantic. Full Score. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-404129).
Item Number: AP.6-404129
Written in 1886 for a Mardi Gras celebration, Saint-SaÃ«ns' 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.