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Playful Variations on HAPPY BIRTHDAY - for lever or pedal harp

ByAlessandro Palazzani

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This set of fun variations, composed by Alessandro Palazzani, will take you through different musical styles and quotes from the repertoire, for a fun-tastic celebration of any friend's birthday. Of medium-advanced difficulty, they are playable on lever or pedal harp. The book also includes a simplified and technically less demanding version. After a driving introduction, the musical theme "Happy birthday to you" is presented in a simple and concise way. Var. 1 (Classique) is in the style of Mozart, with delicate Rococo embellishments and a simple modulation to the dominant. Var. 2 (Fantasque) is inspired by Hasselmans' Follets and explores the special effects of the harp technique. Without pause we move on to Var. 3, a passionate Tango with a central section modulating to the minor key. Var. 4 is a waltz with references to the cadenza from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, Strauss's Blauen Donau and Hasselmans' Petite Valse. The dance movement turns into Var.5 (Recitative) which offers a moment of calm and reflection, on elaborate impressionist harmonies. After a transition similar to the intro, Var. 6, a lively ragtime, concludes the set in a joyful party atmosphere.


Publication Date
Oct 14, 2022
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Alessandro Palazzani


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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