The Carnival of the Animals Grade K General Music Ms. Leonino Once upon a time…there was a composer named Saint-Saens. Saint-Saens was born in Paris. He became famous as a composer and pianist. SaintSaens, may I have your autograph? Oui. Saint-Saens was very fond of animals. Here, Fur Ball, have the last piece of cake… One year while he was on vacation , he composed some music. He called it… “The Carnival of the Animals”! What do animals sound like? If you were a… What would you sound like? Quiet? Nervous? Grouchy? Hungry? What kind of animal do YOU feel like today? Slow? Graceful? Make that sound! For which animals did SaintSaens write music? • • • • • • Lions Elephants Fish Donkeys Birds Fossils Can you guess the instrument Saint-Saens used for… Violin Flute Clarinet Cello Double Bass Glockenspiel Piano Xylophone Listen! What animal do you hear? A LION is roaring! Which instrument is making these loud roaring sounds? Piano Can you tell which animal is dancing in this music? An ELEPHANT! Which instrument is playing this animal’s clumsy dance? Double Bass Which animal do you hear in the music now? The FISH! Which instrument makes the sparkling swimming sounds? Glockenspiel Which animal could this be? It’s the DONKEY! Which instrument can make this animal’s sound? Violin Do you hear that? Do you think it is what I think it is? It’s a BIRD! Which instrument is making the tweeting and flying sounds? Flute Hey, what animal makes that noise? FOSSILS do! Sounds like “Twinkle, Twinkle,” right? Which instrument can make these skeleton sounds? Xylophone Match each animal with the instrument that plays its sound.