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Carnival of the Animals, The (arr Bocook)

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Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns (arr. Bocook)


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General Info

Year: 1886 / 2006
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Movements

1. Royal March of the Lions
2. The Elephant
3. Fossils
4. Finale

Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A masterpiece of classical literature, the four most popular movements this timeless work have been expertly transcribed for concert band. The woodwinds and brass share the spotlight on Introduction and Entry of the Lions. The tubas are then featured in the delightful Elephants. The xylophone is showcased on Fossils, and the entire ensemble joins for the Finale.

- Program Note by publisher


The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) is a 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.

Following a disastrous concert tour of Germany in 1885–86, Saint-Saëns withdrew to a small Austrian village, where he composed The Carnival of the Animals in February 1886. It is scored for two pianos, two violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute (and piccolo), clarinet (C and B♭), glass harmonica, and xylophone. From the beginning, Saint-Saëns regarded the work as a piece of fun. O He had apparently intended to write the work for his students at the École Niedermeyer, but it was first performed at a private concert given by the cellist Charles Lebouc on Shrove Tuesday, 9 March 1886.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Grand View University (Des Moines, IA) Wind Ensemble (Mark Doerffel, conductor) - 17 April 2016
  • Encore Concert Band (Mokena, Ill.) (Bill Schuetter, conductor) – 28 February 2016
  • Hong Kong Symphonic Band (Lam Ka Yi, conductor) – 2008

Works for Winds by this Composer

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