The Kanneh-Masons Carnival (1 CD)

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LABEL: Decca
RELEASE DATE: 06/11/2020
1 CD
The 7 exceptionally talented Kanneh-Mason children perform together on an album for the first time.
Decca Classics announces the release of Carnival, a very special collaboration between Academy Award-winning actor Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown), children’s author Michael Morpurgo and the seven “extraordinarily talented” (Classic FM) Kanneh-Mason siblings (aged between 11 and 24) – Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata and Mariatu. 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. Also featuring Michael’s heart-warming ‘Grandpa Christmas’ story – the tale of a grandpa’s wish to protect the environment for his granddaughter to live in a better world
Interspersed with well-loved tracks such as ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’, ‘Flight of the Bumble Bee’ & Whitacre’s ‘Seal Lullaby’

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)

BONUS TRACK:

BOB MARLEY ARR. THE KANNEH-MASONS: REDEMPTION SONG

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