Farrington - Animal Parade (piano)
‘Animal Parade’ is a wild and wacky depiction of ten familiar animals, from the tallest to the fastest, the biggest to the nastiest. Hear the roar of the cheetah, the miaow of the alley cat and feel the massive weight of the blue whale. This affectionate caricature of wildlife explores the unusual characteristics of these creatures in a thrilling and entertaining assortment of pianistic effects. The work includes an optional narration with brilliant and witty verses for each animal. This virtuoso piece is to be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and is a delightful companion piece to Saint-Saens’ 'The Carnival of the Animals' and Poulenc’s 'Babar the Elephant'.
CONTENTS: Entrance, Giraffes, Barrel organ monkey, Hippopotamus, Critics, Blue whale, Sparrows, Penguins, Cheetah, Piranhas, Alley cats,Exit