Happy Birthday Wolfgang (Theme and 5 Variations on Happy Birthday to You! Based on the Music of Mozart). By Juliana Osinchuk. For Piano. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Form: Variations. Birthday; Masterwork Arrangement; Recital. Early Advanced. Sheet. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.34421).
ISBN 0739066951. Birthday; Masterwork Arrangement; Recital.
The familiar song "Happy Birthday to You!" is cleverly arranged as a theme and variations in the style of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The theme is reminiscent of a minuet in classical style. This is followed by five variations based on famous works by Mozart. Variation 1 is based on the first movement of the Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545. Variation 2 features the first movement of the orchestral piece Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525. Variation 3 uses the second movement from his Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467, known as the "Elvira Madigan" theme. "Papagenoâ€™s Aria" from the opera The Magic Flute is the basis of Variation 4. The fifth and final variation is inspired by the third movement of Mozartâ€™s Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331, which is better known as "Rondo alla Turca.".