Iain Farrington

Pianist, organist, composer, arranger

Animal Parade for Organ Solo


A fun adventure with ten animals, from the tallest to the fastest, the biggest to the nastiest. An affectionate caricature of wildlife, designed to complement Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. Includes brilliant and witty verses by Esther Eidinow for each animal, which may be recited in performance.


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Duration: 25 mins


1 - Entrance                           7 - Sparrows

2 - Giraffes                             8 - Penguins

3 - Barrel organ monkey       9 - Cheetah

4 - Hippopotamus               10 - Piranhas

5 - Critics                             11 - Alley cats

6 - Blue whale                      12 - Exit


Listen to the work here:


1 - Entrance (0'55")

2 - Giraffes (2'52")

3 - Barrel organ monkey (1'24")

4 - Hippopotamus (1'58")

5 - Critics (1'22")

6 - Blue whale (3'12")

7 - Sparrows (1'45")

8 - Penguins (2'05")

9 - Cheetah (1'23")

10 - Piranhas (2'05")

11 - Alley cats (2'54")

12 - Exit (1'36")


Live recording performed by Iain Farrington


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Complete work recorded by William Saunders on Animal Parade (Regent Records).


Giraffes, Penguins and Barrel organ monkey recorded by Christopher Herrick on Organ Fireworks 14 (Hyperion Records).