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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 サン＝サーンス「動物の謝肉祭」 (Japanese), Third Stage. Archived 1999-09-21.
- ↑ Let’s Play Apple Pippin : Music Island 4 (Le carnaval des animaux) (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Journal du Lapin. 2018-01-21.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Carnival of the Animals, Oracion. Archived 1997-07-12.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The Pippin and MIDI (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Journal du Lapin. 2018-01-24.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ PIPPIN@MARK software release list (Japanese), Retrogeme.
- Music ISLAND vol.1: Peter and the Wolf
- Music ISLAND vol.2: The Nutcracker
- Music ISLAND vol.3: The Four Seasons
- Music ISLAND vol.5: The Blue Danube
- Carnival of the Animals at Giant Bomb
- Carnival of the Animals at New Games Magazine
- Music ISLAND vol.4 Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals at RF Generation