Saint-Saëns – Carnival of the Animals

Activity Instructions:

Play music as children are entering at the start of class. Allow them to explore with an instrument not used in the rest of class.

Historical information:

The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The work was written for private performance by an ad hoc ensemble of two pianos and other instruments, and lasts around 25 minutes. For more information see Wikipedia: