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Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saë‘ns)

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Genre: Band
# of Players: Standard
Level: 4.5 | Duration: 14:00
Publisher: G & M Brand | Copyright: 1995

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    Give the humor of this Fantasy its due. The Carnival of the Animals is meant to be enjoyed!

    Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
    Level: 4.5 | Duration: 14:00

    Instrumentation
    1st Flute/Piccolo
    2nd Flute
    1st Oboe
    2nd Oboe*
    1st Bb Clarinet
    2nd Bb Clarinet
    3rd Bb Clarinet
    Eb Alto Clarinet*
    Bb Bass Clarinet*
    1st Bassoon
    2nd Bassoon*
    1st Eb Alto Saxophone
    2nd Eb Alto Saxophone*
    Bb Tenor Saxophone
    Eb Baritone Saxophone*

    1st F Horn
    2nd F Horn
    3rd F Horn
    4th F Horn*
    1st Bb Cornet
    2nd Bb Cornet
    3rd Bb Cornet*
    1st Bb Trumpet
    2nd Bb Trumpet
    1st Trombone
    2nd Trombone*
    3rd Trombone
    Euphonium
    (TC Baritone)
    Tuba

    String Bass*

    Timpani
    1st Xylophone
    2nd Xylophon

    Parts marked with an asterisk (*) are NOT ESSENTIAL, although their presence will obviously enable a fuller realization of the composer's intention to be achieved.

    Program Notes
    Saint-Saëns wrote his Grand Zoological Fantasy - The Carnival of the Animals - in 1186. It was first performed at a Shrove Tuesday concert in that year with the composer as one of the performers.

    Subsequently, Saint-Saëns allowed it to be performed only on a few occasions and under special conditions. Later he forbade it to be performed at all, but this restriction was lifted under a special provision in his will.

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