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Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals - The Elephant (Part V)

Added: 09 May 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type: Audio / Video / Primary Source

A link to a YouTube playing of part five of Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals suite. The music is representing the elephant and features piano and double bass. There are no attached images, except of the composer to allow the music to speak for itself.

How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: Listening & Responding

Strand unit: Listening and responding to music

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • listen to a range of short pieces of music or excerpts

Suggestions for use: Use this video/audio track to begin a lesson exploring the Carnival of the Animals and how the different instruments, pitch and pace of music can make it sound like different animals.

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