Experience these unique arrangements by Organized Rhythm: Joseph Gramley and Clive Driskill-Smith
Near to the close of the 19th century Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) was asked to write a little ditty for a birthday party. These sets of pieces became to be known as "The Carnival of the Animals". However, before we were introduced to them as the general public he said to his friends, "Well, you can play these at the birthday party but it is the last we shall hear of them because I am a serious composer." Well, Camille composed these set of pieces for the birthday party and they were a huge resounding success.
His friends begged and pleaded for him to allow them to play them, to be published...etc. Camille Saint-Saens said, "No! I will not allow them to be played until after my death...I am a serious composer!" They persisted. He did aqueous and allowed them to perform "The Swan" which became a signature piece for the prima ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931). The other movements of "The Carnival", in fact, were not allowed to be published or performed until after his death. Interesting to note, that these pieces have gone on to become some of his most beloved and famous works.
We hope you enjoy viewing a small sample of our unique arrangements of "The Carnival Of The Animals"!