Chime Soloist

Swan, The

  "The Swan" is the only movement from the "Carnival of the Animals" that Saint-Saens 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" makes use of legato and slurring to create a flowing effect like a swan gliding through the water. A total of 28 measures, it is scored in F Major.
 Composer:Saint-Saens, Camille
 Arranger:Doran, Tim & Price, Betty J.
 Rating:Easy Medium
 Less than a full Handbell Choir: Solo Ringer
 Classification:Concert Compact Disc Classical Composers Classical Music Secular 
 Technique:No Special Technique, may go well with chimes  
 Voicing: Handbells, No Choral  
 Instrument: Handbells OR Chimes  
 Season: All Year  
 Bells Used: Two Octaves(20)  
 Stock Number: MCE1104   2 Octave Handbell Solo with Fully Orchestrated Accompaniment CD