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Camille Saint-Saens: The Swan (Carnival of the Animals) viola and 1 piano

A Swan - gracefully swimming on rippling water A favourite movement from Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals is "The Swan", whose original orchestration is for cello and two pianos. Since not many people can get 2 pianos and 2 pianists together, this version has been slightly adapted for a single piano. The piano simply plays the composer's original "piano 1" part but with a chord at the end. The version used here as an example is for Viola and Piano, but we have included a number of alternative solo parts suitable for various instruments: Viola, Violin, Cello (as per the original version), Clarinet, Cor Anglais, Bassoon and Single Piano Accompaniment. The full work of 14 pieces in the original arrangement for 11 instruments is available from at these links from Sheet Music Plus (US) or The Music Room (UK).

Saint-Saens' Swan from Carnival of the Animals for viola and piano - MP3 & Midi files

The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of Saint-Saens' Swan from Carnival of the Animals for viola and piano. Alternatively you can download the music as an MP3 file or as a Midi file.

Saint-Saens' Swan from Carnival of the Animals for viola and piano - Sheet Music

The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Saint-Saens' Swan from Carnival of the Animals for viola and piano in PDF format.

Saint-Saens' Swan from Carnival of the Animals for viola and piano - sheet music 1st page
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