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The Kanneh-Masons, Narrated by Michael Morpurgo / Olivia Colman

Carnival of the Animals (CD)

The brand-new Kanneh-Mason album, their first as a family, centres around Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals. Favourite children’s author Michael Morpurgo has written brand new texts to accompany Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.


Camille Saint-Saëns’ suite With a new set of verses written by Michael Morpurgo Narrated by the author, with Olivia Colman Preamble Introduction and Royal March of the Lion Hens and Roosters Wild Donkeys, Swift Animals Tortoises The Elephant Kangaroos Aquarium Characters with Long Ears The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods Aviary Pianists Fossils The Swan The Finale GRANDPA CHRISTMAS Written by Michael Morpurgo Narrated by the author with Mariatu Kanneh-Mason and illustrated in music

1. Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Nutcracker Suite (Konya & Jeneba – piano duo) Two Bartok duos from 44 Duos arr. two cellos:

2. Maypole Dance (Sheku & Mariatu – cello duo)

3. Mosquito Dance (Sheku & Aminata – cello duo)

4. Grieg Lyric Pieces: ‘Little Bird’ (Konya – solo piano)

5. Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Rachmaninov: Flight of the Bumble Bee (Isata – solo piano)

6. Castelnuovo -Tedesco arr. Heifetz: ‘Sea Murmurs’ (Braimah & Jeneba – violin & piano)

7. Maypole Dance (reprise) 8. Eric Whitacre arr. Parkin: ‘The Seal Lullaby’ (all seven children)