A Digital Carnival

March, 2005

Ogilvy Music of Denton, Texas recently published an arrangement for digital keyboard orchestra and two pianos of Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. PSU Professor of Music Carleen Graff arranged 11 of the 14 pieces in the set and PSU junior music technology major Carl Wishneusky arranged the remaining three. The arrangement was performed at Plymouth State in May 2003, with Wishneusky and Angela Olszta, senior piano performance and pedagogy major at PSU, as featured pianists. Says Graff, “Digital keyboard orchestras have been around for about 10 years, but are still in their infancy. The Midwest has many more than New England. … I don’t think other countries even have these orchestras yet.”

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