The Carnival of the Animals
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Printed: 1999 Author: Camille Saint-Saens
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. ISBN: 0486404129
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Saint-Saëns' 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.