This fugue on ‘Happy Birthday’ is what every musician needs to hear on their special day

18 January 2018, 15:35

We’ve found the perfect birthday song for the music geek in your life - it’s an ingenious fugue on ‘Happy Birthday’.

We all know someone who thinks they’re a musical genius because they harmonise the end of ‘Happy Birthday’ every time. But we’ve got something much better.

YouTuber and master arranger artofcounterpoint has turned this most well-worn of songs into something new and, crucially, musically interesting to anyone with even the slightest interest in music theory. Which should be everyone.

Anyway, we know what we’re playing next time there’s a birthday in the office…

And if you need some more fugues in your life, try these: