Happy Birthday (Rzewski, Frederic)

Sheet Music


PDF scanned by Frederic Rzewski
Elaine Fine (2011/8/31)

Publisher. Info. Frederic Rzewski (autograph manuscript)
Misc. Notes 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

Misc. Comments

  • 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.