Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals Musical Slideshow


What do lions, hens, roosters, tortoises, elephants, kangaroos, donkeys, birds, fossils, dinosaurs and swans have in common? They were all included in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals suite. Your students will enjoy looking at the pictures, reading the poems and listening to this music.

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Slideshow includes:

  • 35 slide PDF slideshow with info about each movement, a link to listen to it and the corresponding Ogden Nash poem
  • Information about each movement
    • What instruments are playing
    • What to listen for in each movement
  • Digital links to YouTube videos
  • Poems about the Carnival of the Animals

The entire suite is about 25 minutes long (the movements are 2-3 minutes each).


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