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Saint-Saens, Camille Camille Saint-Saens
France France
(1835 - 1921)
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Instrumentations :
PIANO
› 2 Pianos and Orchestra (1) Original
› 2 pianos 4 hands (duet) (13)
› Piano solo (6)
› Piano, Bass (1)
› Piano and Voice (1)
› 1 Piano, 4 Hands (duet) (1)
› Piano, Violin, Cello (1)
PERCUSSION

Arrangers : › Saint-Saens, Camille Original (1)
› Bergeron, Guy (1)
› Callewaert, Pierre (1)
› CHAMPLET, LAURENT (1)
› Cunningham, Arianna (1)
› debard, guy (1)
› Dewagtere, Bernard (16)

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Saint-Saens, Camille: "Le Carnaval des Animaux" Mouvement 5 (L'éléphant)

"The Carnival of the Animals" Movement 5 (The Elephant)
Camille Saint-Saens




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Le Carnaval des Animaux Mouvement 5 (Léléphant)
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Composer :Camille Saint-SaensSaint-Saens, Camille (1835 - 1921)
Instrumentation :

Piano, Bass

Style :

Modern classical

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Publisher :
Camille Saint-SaensMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1886
Copyright :Public Domain
"The Carnival of the Animals" is a musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns.

It was composed in February 1886 while Saint-Saëns was vacationing in a small Austrian village. It was originally scored for a chamber group of flute/piccolo, clarinet (B flat and C), two pianos, glass harmonica, xylophone, two violins, viola, cello and double bass, but is usually performed today with a full orchestra of strings, and with a glockenspiel substituting for the rare glass harmonica. The term for this rare 11-piece musical ensemble is a "hendectet" or an "undectet."

Saint-Saëns, apparently concerned that the piece was too frivolous and likely to harm his reputation as a serious composer, suppressed performances of it and only allowed one movement, Le cygne, to be published in his lifetime. Only small private performances were given for close friends like Franz Liszt.

Saint-Saëns did, however, include a provision which allowed the suite to be published after his death. It was first performed on 26 February 1922, and it has since become one of his most popular works. It is a favorite of music teachers and young children, along with Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. In fact, it is very common to see any combination of these three works together on modern CD recordings.

Movement 5. L'éléphant (The Elephant)

Double-bass and piano: This section is marked Allegro pomposo, the perfect caricature for an elephant. The piano plays a waltz-like triplet figure while the bass hums the melody beneath it. Like "Tortues," this is also a musical joke - the thematic material is taken from the Scherzo from Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Berlioz's "Dance of the Sylphs" from The Damnation of Faust. The two themes were both originally written for high, lighter-toned instruments (flute and various other woodwinds, and violin, accordingly); the joke is that Saint-Saëns moves this to the lowest and heaviest-sounding instrument in the orchestra, the double bass.
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