- Not-so-Happy Birthday
Want something to play for a person's birthday that no one else will know? This is perfect. It's macabre, it's very 12-tone, and anyone singing along will dissolve into laughter or confused expressions. I love playing this one for my college students' birthdays! Definitely an intermediate or above piece.
This is so clever and even charming in its own grim, grisly way. Suitable for those novelty middle-aged birthday parties where everyone jokes about the recipient being old. It's also a really good, accessible introduction to German Expressionism. And it's free!!