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Birthday Cake Rag

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By Russell Olesh

Piano Solo - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Russell Olesh. 21st Century, Classical Period, Contemporary Classical, Ragtime, Birthday. Score. 9 pages. Published by Russell Olesh (S0.72795).

Item Number: S0.72795

“Birthday Cake Rag" is an instant audience favorite!  It is a set of ragtime variations on the song "Happy Birthday."  A perfect piece to spice up a concert with ragtime, or to play as an encore.  Every pianist should know it just in case an audience is celebrating a birthday. Video:

International concert artist Josu De Solaun said " 'Birthday Cake Rag' is a witty and exuberant piece,” and Steinway artist James Behr said, “it’s a great piece of ragtime!”

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    Jefferson City, MO
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  • March 21, 2021 Birthday Cake Rag

    This is a wonderful composition! Kudos to the composer for taking “Happy Birthday” and not only making it ragtime — but ragtime variations! Delightfully fun!

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