Happy Birthday (Rzewski, Frederic)

Sheet Music


PDF scanned by composer
Elaine Fine (2011/8/31)

Publisher. Info. Frederic Rzewski, 1999.
Misc. Notes Includes composer's manuscript dedication.
These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
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General Information

Work Title Happy Birthday
Alternative. Title
Composer Rzewski, Frederic
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFR 20
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1999
Librettist *(see comment below)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Voice

Navigation etc.

  • The text in this piece is the simple phrase "Happy birthday to you", with plenty of interpolated consonants. It is not the complete text allegedly authored by Patty Smith Hill (1868-1946) used in the notorious example of the absolute insanity of US copyright law: Happy Birthday to You.