Carnival of the Animals
Richard Tognetti Director and Lead Violin
Peter Garrett Narrator
Michael Leunig Words and Images
Michael Leunig has written new poems to go with Saint-Saëns Carnival of
the Animals. Chickens, cuckoos and elephants become lizards, wombats and dugongs.
Peter Garrett narrates Leunig's poems and the ACO plays Saint-Saëns'
original music. Accompanying the CD is a book with the poems printed and illustrations
"So welcome to Carnival of the Animals
some music and some yarns
praising birds and beasts and fish
devised by Camille Saint-Saëns
a long, long time ago,
and we feel he wouldn't mind
if we substituted creatures now
of the Gondwana kind:
a crocodile, a wombat,
a lizard on a log.
We feel Camille would understand
after all, he was a frog!"
|02||Royal March of the Lion Crocodile||2:01|
|03||Hens and Chickens Lizard||1:18|
|04||Donkey the Cat||1:03|
|06||The Elephant Dugongs||1:45|
|09||Characters with Long Ears Mosquito||0:58|
|10||The Cuckoo The Wombat||2:31|
|13||Fossils The Inner Creature||1:51|
|15||Finale Grand Parade||3:39|