Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns

Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns

Audiobook CD - 1999
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Provides a commentary on the symphony by Saint-Saëns and describes both the instruments used and the story told by each track on the accompanying compact disc.
This book gives a one-page explanation of each part of this piece by Saint-Saens; the accompanying CD contains the music. 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-Saeuml's 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-Saeuml's most famous works. This accessible commentary, in a picture-book format, helps children follow each section of Saint-Saeuml'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.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1999
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780805061802
Characteristics: 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.) + 1 book (45 pages,color illustrations ;24 cm)
Additional Contributors: Williams, Sue 1964-- Illustrator


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