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Carnival of the Animals | Gary Kettel


A fabulous arrangement of Saint-Saens' masterpiece for six percussionists. This is the complete work, individual movements are available separately

Players: 6
Duration: 29mins +
Difficulty: Expert
Audio Sample: Coming soon
Sample Score: Score


The complete 14 movements of Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals masterfully arranged for six percussionists. In parts this work is very challenging, but ideal for Conservatoire-level ensembles. A full list of all the instruments required for this major piece is given below.


2 Glockenspiels
Tubular Bells (Chimes)
2 Vibraphones (and 2 bows)
2 Marimbas (preferably both 5 octave, though 1, 5 octave and 1, 41/3 will suffice)
Crotales (2 octaves)
3 Snare Drums (deep, regular, piccolo)
Large Tam-tam (deep)
Medium Tam-tam
Bass Drum
3 Suspended Cymbals
Rock and Roll Tambourine
5 Timpani
Drum Kit

ISMN: 979-0-708127-67-3

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