I had posted awhile back that we are studying C. Saint Saens. One of the pieces we are listening to now is The Carnival of the Animals. It's a delightful piece of music that he wrote as a joke for his music students. He deemed the piece to be too frivolous and refused to allow it to be performed. After his death, The Carnival of the Animals has become one of his most beloved pieces. As you listen to the videos you might recognize some of the pieces having been used in some movies. The kids recognized quite a few pieces from the movie Milo and Otis as well as Nanny McPhee.
This pieces is the intro and The Lion. Remember to turn off the music on the right before listening to the pieces. :) Let me know which is your favorite!