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Zoo Time!

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From the Publisher

In “Zoo Time!” for clarinet and piano, James Rae has imagined how our friends in the zoo might perform on the dance floor! This has inspired some delightful pieces such as “Tiger Tango”, “Rhino Rumba”, “Cobra Calypso” and many more. But it’s not just fun for pupil and teacher alike; musical styles are explored even at this early (Grade 1) stage and the student will be inspired to try and interpret the music to portray the animals as vividly as possible. All the notes are below the break.  Attractive, teacher-friendly piano accompaniments are provided, which include chord symbols for further musical possibilities. “Zoo Time!” follows on naturally from James Rae’s “Child’s Play” where all the beginners’ notes are introduced one at a time, just as in a standard tutor book.


• Easy pieces, all in a comfortable range, to inspire the young beginner
• The piano accompaniments are designed to enhance the pieces and provide support for the clarinettist
• Musical styles are explored even at this early stage
• Illustrations can be downloaded for free for colouring in

Difficulty guide: 1-3
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Tiger Tango
  2. Rhino Rumba
  3. Toucan Trot
  4. Polar Bear Boogie
  5. Wallaby Waltz
  6. Penguin Polka
  7. Cobra Calypso
  8. Lion Lambada
  9. Chimpanzee Cha-Cha-Cha
  10. Hippo Hop
  11. Giraffe Jive
  12. Gorilla Gavotte

Item Details


  • Part 1: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Music for Bb Clarinet and Piano
Publisher: Universal Edition
Publisher's reference: UE21737
Our Stock Code: 1411492
Media Type: Paperback (13 pages [score])