Died: December 16, 1921 , Algiers. His most famous piece is The Carnival of the Animals, despite the fact that Saint-Saens forbade complete performances of it shortly after its premiere, only allowing one movement, The Swan, a piece for cello and piano, to be published in his lifetime. \r\rL'éléphant (The Elephant) \r\rDouble-bass and piano: This section is marked Allegro pomposo, the perfect caricature for an elephant. The Artist: Charles Camille Saint-Saens was a French composer and performer. Like \"Tortues,\" this is also a musical joke - the thematic material is taken from the Scherzo from Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Berlioz's \"Dance of the Sylphs\" from The Damnation of Faust. Charles Camille Saint-Saens was a French composer and performer. Artist: Saint-Saëns, Camille ( biography ) ( sheet music) Born: October 9, 1835 , Paris, France. Arrangements of this piece also available for. Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) is a musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience, © Copyright 2000-2020 Red Balloon Technology Ltd (8notes.com). 40 (PoíÂme symphonique) (set)", "Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. About 'The Elephant (from Carnival of the Animals)'. The piano plays a waltz-like triplet figure while the bass hums the melody beneath it. Saint-Saëns - The Elephant (from Carnival of the Animals) sheet music, V L'éléphant (The Elephant) from Carnival of the Animals - originally for double bass and piano, Saint-Saëns - The Elephant (from Carnival of the Animals). \r\rLe carnaval was composed in February 1886 while Saint-Saëns was vacationing in a small Austrian village. This piece is also available in the following transpositions: The Elephant (from Carnival of the Animals), Le Carnaval des Animaux (Carnival of the Animals), "Introduction And Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 - Piano / Violin", The Swan - from 'Carnival of the Animals', "Danse Macabre, Op. 28", Click here for more info on subscriptions. There are fourteen movements, each representing a different animal or animals: The two themes were both originally written for high, lighter-toned instruments (flute and various other woodwinds, and violin, accordingly); the joke is that Saint-Saëns moves this to the lowest and heaviest-sounding instrument in the orchestra, the double bass. Saint-Saëns - The Carnival of the Animals - V. The Elephant