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Title Le Cygne (The Swan)
from Le Carnaval des Animaux
Composer Saint-Saëns
Arranger Zoelen, van
Duration 03:00
Grade
CD -
Series Solo 
Instrumentation Cello and Wind Ensemble 
Number BM787
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'Le carnaval des animaux' (The Carnival of the Animals) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. 'Le Cygne' is the 13th movement of the suite, originally scored for two pianos and cello: the lushly romantic cello solo (which evokes the swan elegantly gliding over the water) is played over rippling sixteenths in one piano and rolled chords in the other (said to represent the swan's feet, hidden from view beneath the water, propelling it along). It has become a staple of the cello repertoire and one of the most well-known movements of the suite. Dutch arranger Andreas van Zoelen arranged this movement for solo cello with accompaniment of a small Wind Ensemble.

 
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