My Birthday Got Interrupted

Uploaded on Jun 5, 2018

You may not have seen https://musescore.com/groups/musescore-composers/discuss/5019180 , but I figured that thread was a good opportunity for me to whip up a rearrangement of "Happy Birthday" and see how quickly I could do it.

...Two evenings, including this one, ain't bad.

I don't quite like making arrangements on short notice, though, and I've ended up at work all day on my last few birthdays, so this turned out angry and in a rather modernist style.

Actually, you might have a tough time figuring out where the excerpts of "Happy Birthday" are in this piece, but if you look closely enough at the screen, they're certainly findable. Beware--I use the minor-key version of "Happy Birthday" in this rearrangement, and I've definitely mucked with the rhythm.

Last thing I heard, "Happy Birthday" is in the public domain...but eh, this sounds so different that I'm leaving the Attribution license on this.

So when's my birthday? ...Not this month.

happy birthday rearrangement arrangement modern dissonant modernist piano unorthodox radical

Pages 2
Duration 00:30
Measures 53
Key signature 4 sharps
Parts 1
Part names Piano
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I really love this. Currently my favorite Musescore piece.
Pretty funny! Thanks a lot again, composer!