What if Wagner had written Happy Birthday – or Verdi, Debussy or Tchaikovsky?
26 October 2018, 17:52
Some clever re-imaginings of ‘Happy Birthday’, in the style of the great composers. This is excellent.
The medley moves from a reimagining of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, before morphing into a Debussy Prélude and culminating in a highly enjoyable birthday mash-up of Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’, followed by a glorious Verdi chorus.
Wåhlander’s arrangement was brought to life with the help of the Lundalunds filharmoniska orkester, of which he is managing and artistic director, and principal conductor.
We know what we’re playing next time there’s a birthday in the office…