Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, performed by a cuckoo, cricket, bull, loon, owl, flicker, cardinal, goldfinch, bunting, cat, pigeon, alligator, seagull, whale, puffin, dolphin, and others.
On a more serious note, the Switch Zoo Animal Orchestra performs two compositions by Eric Satie to describe a selection of Ansel Adams photos. Don't miss the sound machine, and a 'making-of' interview with the arranger.
Replacing traditional instruments with animal sounds in a musical arrangement can lead to some really surprising results! This tour of music 'performed' by animals includes a sampling of the original animal sounds, and a sound identification game.