Saint-Saens : Cygne - Swan - Clarinet

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Le Cygne

Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921)
Sheet music for : Clarinet in Bb and piano

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Le Cygne

The Swan - from Le Carnaval des animaux



This magnificent cantilene Le Cygne [The Swan] by Camille Saint-Saëns is the 13th and penultimate movement of the Carnaval des animaux.

The Swan was originally composed for cello and two pianos.

It was first performed in public on March 9, 1886, but was not published until 1922, after the composer's death.

This sheet music of Le Cygne is an arrangement for clarinet in B flat with piano accompaniment (one piano).

It is appropriate for Grade 6 clarinet players.

This transcription of The Swan is in C Major, with a 6/4 time signature.

The lyrical clarinet melody is accompanied by broken chords in the piano.

Duration : 03:11

Source : Camille Saint-Saëns, Le Carnaval des animaux, 1886 (1922).

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