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  • Hey, what animal is this?

  • It is the...

  • sound of the practice animal.

  • - reminding you to go practice! - Woo!

  • Today we will be exploring

  • the portrayal of animals in classical music.

  • Ooh.

  • How do classical composers

  • depict through music, and music alone...

  • Animals?

  • - So we're gonna do it in the form of a game, a challenge, - Yes.

  • where we've asked a friend to prepare...

  • How many excerpts?

  • 15 different excerpts.

  • And we're gonna listen to them.

  • We don't know what the piece is called.

  • And then we're going to guess

  • - what animal is being portrayed. - Yeah.

  • Oh.

  • *gasps*

  • I know this piece!

  • I know this one.

  • But I don't know what it's called.

  • Something sinister 'cause it's minor key.

  • Actually, I might be wrong.

  • Brett: BUT!

  • - It's all a game. - Koala?

  • Koala?

  • Blub blub blub...!

  • *snores*

  • Yeah...!

  • - Alright, let's go. - Let's go.

  • (both) 3, 2, 1.

  • Donkey.

  • Rabbit.

  • Ooh, is it?

  • I don't know.

  • - AHHHH...!! - IT WAS KANGAROO!! IT WAS KANGAROO...!!

  • I said kangaroo, but I was like

  • "Saint-Saëns wouldn't know kangaroos."

  • - "He's in France!" - Ahh, of course it's a kangaroo!

  • - I wrote donkey 'cause I couldn't think of anything. - Like shrek. Donkey.

  • Alright, next.

  • What? What animal?

  • I don't know, but I get this feeling.

  • A lot of syncopations. A lively animal.

  • A happy animal.

  • I'm just gonna take a stab.

  • This could be any animal.

  • (both) 3, 2, 1.

  • Squirrel.

  • Dog.

  • (both) Monkey!!

  • Oh...

  • - Oh yeah! - Oh...

  • *sings the melody*

  • - Dude, this is hard. - This is really hard.

  • We're both on zero.

  • - Our classical repertoire knowledge is - Yeah.

  • all-time low right now.

  • Alright, number 3.

  • Wow, this is nice.

  • - Dude, what animal is that? - Sounds French/jazzy like Gershwin.

  • Yeah.

  • Alright, let's go.

  • 3, 2, 1.

  • Cat.

  • Flamingo.

  • Alright, what is it?

  • Fish!

  • IT WAS FISH!

  • I THOUGHT FISH!

  • I... I swear I thought fish!

  • I was thinking fish.

  • - If you could read my mind, I said fish in my mind. - To be honest,

  • we're close in the water.

  • I thought watery.

  • But that's why I thought flamingo

  • - 'cause it's half in the water. - Yeah.

  • So I was like...

  • "Maybe."

  • But the fish-

  • Oh, it makes sense! "Drrrrr."

  • Oh, I thought it was too fast for fish,

  • - but goldfish are fast. - Yeah, they're like "Whoosh...!"

  • Dude, when you splash the pond, they swim a way.

  • Dude, that was so cool.

  • - I like that. - That was a nice piece.

  • Alright, next one.

  • Bro.

  • Okay.

  • If this is... not...

  • Can we just...

  • Cat.

  • Yeah.

  • - Cat. Okay. - "Cat Duet by Rossini."

  • - Me....ow. - Oh my god...

  • It's like Rossini just gave up.

  • - Yeah. - He's like "I'm just gonna make it as obvious as I can."

  • Yeah.

  • But the music kinda did fit the cat.

  • Yeah.

  • It's kinda like...

  • *purr*

  • Like a little cat like...

  • *mumbles* "Meow!"

  • Ooh!

  • Bee.

  • Wasp.

  • - Wasp. Ohhh... - Ooooohh...

  • Come on, they're the same thing!

  • One is just more nasty than the other!

  • Oh, I knew it should be wa-

  • I thought bee, but I was like "No, it can't be bee."

  • But it just sounds like a bee.

  • Yeah, I was thinking it sounded too evil to be a bee.

  • Yeah, that's true.

  • Mmm...

  • Ahh...

  • Sounds like a night animal.

  • - Alright. Wolf. - I don't know.

  • It's a swan.

  • Oh yeah, close enough.

  • "Swan of Tuonela by Sibelius."

  • Whoa! What is that?

  • That's some interesting dissonance.

  • Funky.

  • - Ready? - Yeah.

  • What do you have?

  • Snake.

  • I have snake as well!

  • Really?!

  • I thought ob- duck initially 'cause of the oboe.

  • But then the...

  • - tonality sounds like snake. - Sounded more slimy.

  • Ox?!

  • Bro, that's not what an ox sounds like.

  • - I guess that's what ox sound- Yeah! Yeah, - I don't know what an ox on the roof sounds like, right?

  • maybe the ox is like...

  • "Moo... Help me! Moo!"

  • "I'm on the roof!"

  • How is that an ox?!

  • Oh...

  • We've played this!

  • - Elephant. - Elephant, yeah.

  • Yep.

  • Yeah...

  • Next one!

  • That was too obvious.

  • It could be a hippopotamus as well.

  • Yeah, but we know it.

  • - Yeah. - I just realised, actually, the swan, Sain-

  • Sibelius really liked swans.

  • His fifth symphony is also "Swan-calls."

  • Whoa...

  • Number 9.

  • Ooh, I know this.

  • Oh!

  • We played this.

  • We did?

  • No...

  • Or someone did.

  • Nah, okay.

  • Oh! Okay.

  • I don't know. I'm gonna go...

  • bird.

  • Okay, horses.

  • Butterfly! I was close!

  • Bird and a butterfly both have wings.

  • Kinda close.

  • It's an insect though, but yes.

  • It's close.

  • Insect!

  • See this game is rigged.

  • - Trout. - Trout.

  • - Yeah, good. - Yeah...

  • It's not just fish, it's a trout!

  • - We were so specific! - Yeah! Ha ha ha!

  • 11.

  • Ooh...!

  • This is getting interesting!

  • Alright, are you ready?

  • 3, 2, 1.