Carnival of the Animals

I had such fun introducing the kids to Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals yesterday. It’s just such a delightful piece of music. We weren’t able to listen to all 14 movements at co-op due to time constraints, but it will be worth your time if you can!

Here are some extra resources to use to listen to the music or dig a little deeper.

Wikipedia did a great job of pulling out the different themes from each of the different movements:

Ambleside Online (includes links to listen to this music, as well as the other music we’ve listened to and what we will be listening to in the coming weeks):

The Aquarium movement is written for a glass harmonica, here’s a video of this very unique instrument:

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