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Carnival of the Animals (Hardcover with CD)(Williams/Turner)



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Carnival of the Animals
Music of Camille Saint-Saens
Commentaries by Barrie C. Turner
Illustrated by Sue Williams 
Hardcover and CD
Ages 5 - 10 years
42 pages

The animals are having a carnival, and the guests are arriving. There's the majestic lion, the braying mules, the dancing elephant, and the bouncy kangaroos. Even the fossils join in with a fast and rattly dance. Everyone is invited!

Nearly 150 years ago, the composer Camille Saint-Saëns was asked by his pupils to write a musical joke for them. He wrote the Carnival of the Animals, a piece people enjoyed so much that it has now become one of Saint-Saëns's most famous works.

This accessible commentary, in a picture-book format, helps children follow each section of Saint-Saëns's classic piece while they listen to the CD. Whimsical illustrations, a simple text, and evocative melodies create an ideal introduction for young children to the world of classical music.

Saint-Saëns's Carnival
Orchestra for the Carnival
String Instruments
Woodwind Instruments
Xylophone, Glockenspiel, and Piano

Royal March of the Lion
Hens and Roosters
The Elephant
Animals with Long Ears
Cuckoo in the Woods
The Swan


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West Music Store
Hard to find good children's orchestral music with a visual book. Carried by Montessori but unavailable.
Gail B on Nov 15, 2012

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