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In 1886, the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns created a series of music inspired by animals. 

 

He wrote 14 movements that were designed to be played on a variety of instruments including pianos, violins, cellos, flutes and xylophones.

 

The music was written to be fun and amusing. 

 

Play the video below to hear some of the pieces from ‘The Carnival of the Animals’.

The Carnival of Animals

What do you think of the pieces?

 

Are they well suited to the animals in the titles?

 

Create your own animal-inspired music using 2sequence, or by using home-made instruments.