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Carnival of the Animals - overview & History

Added: 09 May 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type:

This link brings you to a Kiddle site explaining the history behind the Carnival of the Animals music. It also lists each piece in the work, explaining how the composer tried to capture the sense of that animal through music, as well an naming many of the instruments used, with hyperlinks for further study.

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Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this site to provide background information to the Carnival of the Animals before listening to any of the music. Use it after listening to some of the Carnival of the Animals to provide more information about the piece and the instruments used.

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  • Asset type: Online Resource
  • Language: English
  • Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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