Commissioned by Pat Halling
12 Jul 2015, Home of Pat and Angela Halling, West Molesey, Surrey, England, U.K.
Colleen Muriel, piano; Pat Halling, violin; everyone at the birthday party, singing
Birthday Song is a new very singable tune to go with the time honoured words of Happy Birthday to You. It is a very simple tune with piano accompaniment and a violin obligato part which is optional – but definitely adds that special touch. Birthday Song was written in 2015 for my friend Ann Watt’s 100th Birthday Party (July 12, 2015). The violin part was beautifully played by her husband – professional violinist Pat Halling - and everyone sang. Ann was a Canadian singer who lived in the UK for many years. She never did forget her homeland. We sang the Canadian national anthem as well as Birthday Song at her 100th Birthday Party. I hope you enjoy this music and that you have many Very Happy Birthdays