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3 November 2017, 13:01
This amazing classical mash-up includes 13 different violin concertos – with Happy Birthday hidden in each of them. Thomas Gould and Miranda Dale of Britten Sinfonia came in and performed it just for us
Britten Sinfonia celebrates its 25th birthday this year – and so does Classic FM!
To mark the occasion Thomas and Miranda of Britten Sinfonia came in and performed this amazing classical mash-up by Aleksey Igudesman.
There are 13 different concertos included in the piece, including Beethoven, Bach and even Shostakovich. But what makes this mash-up different is that hidden in each concerto reference is part of the tune for Happy Birthday.
If you fancy having a go at playing this yourself – you can download the sheet music here.