Carnival of the Animals – Grade 1


The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns


Grade 1 students should be able to:

  • identify the animal of each part
  • identify the correct element of music
    • tempofast or slow
    • volumeloud or soft
    • pitchhigh or low
    • articulationshort or long notes


Part 1: Lion (loud)

Part 2: Hens and Roosters (short notes)

Part 3: Wild Donkeys (fast)

Part 4: Tortoises (slow)

Part 5: Elephants (low)

Part 6: Kangaroos (short and long notes)

Part 7: Aquarium

Part 8: Farm Donkeys (says “hee haw” 15 times)

Part 9: Cuckoo (says “cuckoo” 21 times)

Part 10: Aviary (fast and high)

Part 11: Pianists (short notes)

Part 12: Fossils (fast and short notes)

Part 13: Swan (long notes)

Part 14: Finale



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