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I wonder if "The Carnival of the Animals" and "Danse Macabre" are the same piece? Why are they named differently?

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The 12th movement of the suite "The Carnival of the Animals", Fossils, is copied partly from the "Danse Macabre", a piece previously written by Saint-Saën.

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I wouldn't say "copied largely". It quotes the theme of Dance Macabre in a humorous way, and also several other tunes including "Au Clair de la Lune" and "Ah Vous d'Irai-je Maman" (the tune we English-speakers know as "The ABC Song"). – Mark Lutton Sep 25 '11 at 23:53
Good point - you're right. – xpda Sep 26 '11 at 0:53

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