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For my mom's and brother's birthdays, I arranged the popular birthday tune as a variation on a theme.
Beginning with the simplest harmony, it progresses to a simple run (scale), and then chromaticism, arpeggio run, and finally a heavy chord progression.
Mom liked it immediately. Brother was still asleep when I called.
My friend Helmut recently sent me two birthday variations - one on Beethoven's Fur Elise, the other on Scott Joplin's Entertainer. This leads me to suspect there must be more out there.
Birthday Piano/Trumpet Duet
one piano 4 hands
for Frau M. Schmidt in Muenster on her 60th birthday in May 2001