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Saint-Saens, Camille Camille Saint-Saens
France France
(1835 - 1921)
427 sheet music
243 MP3
25 MIDI


Instrumentations :
PIANO
› 2 Pianos and Orchestra (1) Original
› 2 pianos 4 hands (duet) (13)
› Piano solo (6)
› Piano and Voice (1)
› 1 Piano, 4 Hands (duet) (1)
› Piano, Violin, Cello (1)
› Piano, Bass (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: "Fossils" from the "Carnival of the Animals" for Winds & Strings

"Fossils" from the "Carnival of the Animals" for Winds & Strings
Camille Saint-Saens




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Composer :Camille Saint-SaensSaint-Saens, Camille (1835 - 1921)
Instrumentation :

Winds & String Orchestra

Style :

Romantic

Arranger :
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 12. Fossiles (Fossils)

Strings, two pianos, clarinet, and xylophone: Here, Saint-Saëns mimics his own composition, the Danse macabre, which makes heavy use of the xylophone to evoke the image of skeletons playing card games, the bones clacking together to the beat. The musical themes from Danse macabre are also quoted; the xylophone and the violin play much of the melody, alternating with the piano and clarinet. The piano part is especially difficult here - octaves that jump in quick thirds. Allusions to "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman" (better known in the English-speaking world as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star), the French nursery rhymes "Au clair de la lune", and "J'ai du bon tabac" (the piano plays the same melody upside down), the popular anthem Partant pour la Syrie, as well as the aria Una voce poco fa from Rossini's The Barber of Seville can also be heard.

Although originally written for 2 Pianos & Orchestra, I created this arrangement for Winds (Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, English Horn, French Horn & Bassoon) & Strings (2 Violins, Viola, Cello & Bass).
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Sheet central :Le Carnaval des animaux (88 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2016-06-05


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