The Carnival of the Animals

Leo Phillips narrating the Carnival

This set of verses for Saint-Säens’ Carnival of the Animals was commissioned by Pro Musica, Bangkok, for their performances of the work in Bangkok, Thailand, in September 2019. I am happy to make them freely available for performance to any ensemble that might like to use them. Please, however, credit me as the author and, if possible, provide a link to this website.


1. Introduction and the Royal March of the Lion

2. The Rooster and The Hens

3. Hemiones

4. The Tortoise

5. The Elephant

6. Kangaroos

7. The Aquarium

8. Mules

9. The Cuckoo

10. The Birds in the Aviary

11. Pianists

12. Fossils

13. The Swan

14. Finale


Leo Phillips

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