A Baby Elephant


No.68 from Ready, Steady, Go!

Composer: Saint-Saëns
Arranger: Cathy Elliott

Instrumentation: Double bass and piano
Exam syllabus: Grade 1

Printed edition: Ready, Steady, Go!

Download editions are supplied as a single PDF containing the double bass part and piano accompaniment


A Baby Elephant is in D major and is based on The Elephant from Carnival of the Animals. It is rhythmically simple with some slurs that involve changing strings.

No. 68 from Ready, Steady, Go!

Set for Grade 1 exams by:

  • MTB (since 2019)
  • Trinity (2020-2023)

Printed Edition

Ready, Steady, Go! (bass) ISMN: 979-0-708191-00-1
Ready, Steady, Go! (piano) ISMN: 979-0-708191-01-8

Performance video

Tutorial video

This is a taster of the tutorial for A Baby Elephant.
For the full version please go toString Virtuoso

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