Fourteen pieces -- scored for flute/piccolo, clarinet, glass harmonica (tuned glass bowls), xylophone, two pianos, and strings -- paint delightful musical portraits of a lion, chickens, turtles, an elephant, kangaroos, and the immensely popular swan.
Combines the talents of America's first Children's Poet Laureate and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books in a volume of rollicking original verses set to Saint-Saëns' classical composition that is complemented by a CD recording of the music and Prelutsky's readings.
Selections from The Carnival of the Animals transcribed for woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon). Contains Introduction and the Lion's Royal March, Hens and Roosters, Tortoises, The Elephant, Kangaroos, The Cuckoo in the deep woods, Aviary, Fossils, The Swan, and Finale. Score and parts included. Flute doubles piccolo in the Finale.
Inspired by Saint-Saëns' famous zoological fantasy, this magnificent project combines specially commissioned work by eleven acclaimed modern poets with riotous illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura. The accompanying CD features each of the poems representing an animal in the procession, read aloud to their corresponding passage of music. Let the carnival begin! All ages.