Music ISLAND vol.4: Carnival of the Animals (サン=サーンス 動物の謝肉祭) is a CD-ROM-based music entertainment title for the Pippin Atmark console. It features the musical suite The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, presented with animation.[1]


Music ISLAND 4 (Pippin Atmark) + commentary

Music ISLAND 4 (Pippin Atmark) + commentary

Demonstration (in French).

Music ISLAND vol.4 features audiovisual presentations of the biography of composer Camille Saint-Saëns, his musical themes from The Carnival of the Animals, and game challenges with over a hundred different kinds of animals.[2][3]

MIDI in Music Island 4 (Pippin)

MIDI in Music Island 4 (Pippin)

Feature demonstration.

Three different editions of Music ISLAND vol.4 were produced: The Original edition includes bilingual English and Japanese support. It also supports General MIDI playback, either with built-in MIDI software or an external sequencer like Cubase, allowing the user to isolate instruments. The Lite edition omits English support and MIDI capabilities. The "Oke Pit" Orchestra & Piano Trainer edition includes the orchestral score sheets and a picture book with musical arrangements for piano solos.[4][3][5]


Music ISLAND vol.4 was developed by Oracion (オラシオン) with Macromedia Director and was originally released around 1993 as a set of separate discs (not hybrid) for Windows and Macintosh in Japan.[6] Though it is compatible with older Macintosh computers with 68040 processors and older PCs running Windows 3.1, MIDI support requires a Power Macintosh with a PowerPC processor or a PC running Windows 95.[3]

A hybrid version for Pippin and Power Macintosh was released in Japan on July 5, 1996.[1][7]



  1. 1.0 1.1 サン=サーンス「動物の謝肉祭」 (Japanese), Third Stage. Archived 1999-09-21.
  2. Let’s Play Apple Pippin : Music Island 4 (Le carnaval des animaux) (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Journal du Lapin. 2018-01-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Carnival of the Animals, Oracion. Archived 1997-07-12.
  4. パソコンで楽しめる音楽ソフト 「Music ISLANDシリーズ」。 (Japanese), Oracion. Archived 1997-07-12.
  5. The Pippin and MIDI (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Journal du Lapin. 2018-01-24.
  6. 音楽は親から子、子から孫へ引き継ぐべき教養である (Japanese), Shoichiro's pc 9821 diary. 2013-09-30.
  7. PIPPIN@MARK software release list (Japanese), Retrogeme.

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