September 12, 2012

Arrangement of the popular tune – Five clarinets wish you a happy birthday!

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Tags: arrangement five clarinets giovanni cavallin Happy birthday Mildred Hill Patty Hill

The latest arrangement by Mihael brings you the most recognized song in the English singing world. Happy birthday to you, classic by American siblings Patty and Mildred Hill, has been exclusively arranged as a surprise for the celebration of Mihael’s high school teacher Giovanni Cavallin’s 80th birthday. Again, as in his previous interventions, the tune was given an extra flavor by re-harmonization, tempo alteration, fermatas, walking bass interpolations, augmentation, modulation and added coda. The one minute arrangement has subsequently been recorded in a live studio session where all the features become so prominent thus highlighting Mihael’s distinctive handwriting. Not to forget that five equally pitched clarinets were employed thereby, a fact that stands both for arranger’s pragmatical choice as well as a true testimony of the unique clarinet range and its color spectrum. Wish your friends a very happy birthday in a very special way, especially those who are clarinetists. Just send them the link and leave the rest to music – they will love it!