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Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) II. Poules et Coqs (Hens and Roosters) - wind quintet

By Camille Saint-Saens

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Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Woodwind Quintet, Horn in F - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Arranged by Ray Thompson. Romantic Period, Repertoire, Recital, Comedy. Score, Set of Parts. 7 pages. Published by RayThompsonMusic (S0.667271).

Item Number: S0.667271

The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The work was written for private performance by an ad hoc ensemble of two pianos and other instruments, and lasts around 25 minutes.

This is my arrangement for wind quintet of mvt 2 "Poules et Coqs" (hens and Roosters, or cocks and hens)

The original version has Strings without cello and double bass, two pianos, with clarinet: this movement is centered around a pecking theme played in the pianos and strings, which is quite reminiscent of chickens pecking at grain. The clarinet plays a small solo above the strings. The piano plays a very fast theme based on the crowing of a rooster's Cock-a-Doodle-Doo.
It is quite short - about 1 min 5 secs

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