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The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals Saint-Saens Help Opus Details
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The Swan is is the only movement from the Carnival of the Animals that the composer would allow to be played in public during his lifetime, as he thought the remaining movements were too frivolous and would damage his reputation as a serious composer. The Swan sings through a beautiful melody played in the high register of the cello. The piano part features delightful ripling arpegios in semi-quavers for the right hand, with quavers in the left. The music should flow like a swan gliding through the water. The music has been choreographed for a ballet scene, usually called "The Dying Swan", after a poem by Tennyson, and this was Anna Pavlova's "party piece".
Category: Suite Duet Featuring Cello Romantic Period
Time Signature 3 /4 Key Signature   G Major also featuring Double Bass Play MP3 using player below.

1    The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals
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