Welcome to Carnival of the Animals Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! This suite of music composed by Camille Saint-Saens is so big, we had to break it up into two weeks. In Carnival of the Animals week one, Leonard Bernstein was our musical guide. Kids Commute host Kate Botello takes the reigns this week as we finish our journey through the carnival. In today’s episode, we take a look at two short pieces within the suite, “Personages With Long Ears,” and “The Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods.” We highlight how Saint-Saens creates the “hee-haw” sound of a mule, and the use of the clarinet for a cuckoo bird’s call. After the music, we’ll introduce this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. If you get the correct answer, we’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack! We hope you enjoy Carnival of the Animals Week Two on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.
"Personages With Long Ears," and "The Cuckoo in the Heart of the Forest"
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Conductor/Orchestra: JoAnn Falletta/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra