I. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion


Strings (violins, violas, cellos, double basses…) and two pianos


The strings announce the arrival of the lion with a tremolo…

Then the orchestra plays a “royal march”, during which we hear the lion roaring (listen to the piano.)


March : a piece of music with a very regular rhythm, as if you were walking while listening to it. Marches were originally composed for military bands.

A scale : notes, played on any instrument, that go up and / or down, in sequence.

Roar : the sound a lion makes