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Carnival of the Animals

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Redemption Song (Arr. Kanneh-Mason)
Finale
1 Preamble (Narration)  
2 Introduction and Royal March of the Lion (Narration)  
3 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Introduction and Royal March of the Lion  
4 Hens and Roosters (Narration)  
5 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Hens and Roosters  
6 Wild Donkeys Swift Animals (or Make What You Like of That) (Narration)  
7 Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals - Wild Donkeys Swift Animals  
8 Tortoises (Narration)  
9 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Tortoises  
10 The Elephant (Narration)  
11 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - The Elephant  
12 Kangaroos (Narration)  
13 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Kangaroos  
14 Aquarium (or I Have a Friend) (Narration)  
15 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Aquarium 2:46  
16 Characters with Long Ears (Narration)  
17 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Characters with Long Ears  
18 The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods (Narration)  
19 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods  
20 Aviary (Narration)  
21 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Aviary  
22 Pianists (or Who Sings Best in the Bath) (Narration)  
23 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Pianists  
24 Fossils (or Doing the Brontosaurus) (Narration)  
25 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Fossils 1:18  
26 The Swan (Narration)  
27 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - The Swan 2:30  
28 Finale (Narration)  
29 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Finale  
30 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Suite), Op. 71a - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Arr. Langer)  
31 Grandpa Christmas: Every Year at Christmas... (Narration)  
32 Bartok: 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98 - Maypole Dance  
33 Grandpa Christmas: To My Little Granddaughter Miaa (Narration)  
34 Bartok: 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98 - Mosquito Dance  
35 Grandpa Christmas: I Sat There Watching You... (Narration)  
36 Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Op. 43 - 4. Little Bird  
37 Grandpa Christmas: Just to See You Digging There... (Narration)  
38 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumble-Bee (Arr. Rachmaninov)  
39 Grandpa Christmas: If I Have Learnt One Thing... (Narration)  
40 Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sea Murmurs (Arr. Heifetz)  
41 Grandpa Christmas: I Wish for You a World Where the Elephant and the Lion... (Narration)  
42 Bartok: 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98 - Maypole Dance (Reprise)  
43 Grandpa Christmas: When the Reading Is Over... (Narration)  
44 Whitacre: The Seal Lullaby (Arr. Parkin) 3:38  
45 Redemption Song (Arr. Kanneh-Mason) 3:53  
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Decca Classics will release Carnival, a very special collaboration between Academy Award-winning actor Olivia Colman, children's author Michael Morpurgo and the seven "extraordinarily talented" (Classic FM) Kanneh-Mason siblings – Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata and Mariatu. The brand-new Kanneh-Mason album, their first as a family, will be released on 6th November 2020.

Recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios, the release includes new poems written by War Horse author Morpurgo to accompany French composer Saint-Saëns' beloved musical suite ‘Carnival of the Animals'. The poems are read by the author himself, joined by The Favourite actor Colman, and guest musicians complete the ensemble for the suite.

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