Camille Saint-Saëns
Carnival of the Animals

Arrangement for two organists
by Alexander Daerr

Camille Saint-Saëns
Carnival of the Animals

Arrangement for two organists
by Alexander Daerr

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The world-famous suite The Carnival of the Animals (Le Carnaval des animaux) by Camille Saint-Saëns from 1886 is now available in a version for organ for four hands and feet. This work, originally composed for chamber orchestra, can be performed to great effect using the organ’s diverse sound possibilities, for which the editions also contain information and suggestions for registrations.

This transcription can be the highlight of an organ concert and is an outstanding program item for family concerts.
The transcription made by Alexander Därr was premiered by Edgar Krapp and Gewandhaus organist Michael Schönheit under the moderation of Herbert Feuerstein on November 1, 2008 during the “Organ Night” on the occasion of the inauguration of the restored and expanded organ in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, where it has been a regular part of the repertoire ever since. This organ version is also becoming increasingly popular internationally, including in radio and CD productions.

The sheet music edition is divided into book 1 and book 2, the PDF edition contains all works in one file.
All editions are offered as a set of 2 booklets or 2 printout licenses for two organists (Primo and Secondo).


(Booklet 1)
Introduction et marche royale du Lion / Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
Poules et coqs / Hens and roosters
Hémiones (Animaux veloces) / Mules (Fast animals)
Tortues / Turtles
L’Elephant / The elephant
Kangourous / Kangaroos
Personnages à longues oreilles / Creatures with long ears
Le coucou au fond des bois / The cuckoo in the depths of the woods
(Booklet 2)
Voliere / Birdhouse
Pianistes – Pianists / (Organistes – Organists)
Fossiles / Fossils
Le Cygne / The swan
Final / Final


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Sheet music or PDF edition

Music book Vol. 1 in a set of two booklets, Music book Vol. 2 in a set of two booklets, PDF edition with 2 print licenses