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Composers Words and Music by MILDRED J. HILL and PATTY S. HILL Original published key F SKU 183264 Release date Apr 25, 2017 Last Updated Mar 20, 2020 Genre Traditional Arrangement Big Note Piano Arrangement Code PFBN Number of pages 1 Price $6.99
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8/4/2021Rich selection of songs. And I love the fact that you can transpose most of sheet music in their selection.
Happy Birthday To You was originally published in the key of F but it can be tranposed in the range of +3 or -3 semitones. So, possible variants are F#, G, G#, E, Eb and D. This allows musicians at various stages and with different skills to learn how to play Happy Birthday To You Sheet Music in practicaly no time.
Where did the happy birthday song come from?
The origin of the happy birthday song is murky at best, but we do know that the song has been sung for over 100 years. The song was published in a book in 1893 by American sisters Patty and Mildred Hill, but it was not copyrighted until 1935.
The story is that the song came to be when the Hill sisters heard their classroom of children wishing each other a happy birthday with the phrase "happy birthday to you" and then singing the same tune, with different words.
This is disputed by musicologist Amy Wallace who points out that the song was published in a book called "The Nursery Rhyme Book" (1893) and that the song was copyrighted in 1935, some 20 years after the sisters published it. It is still sung at birthday parties, but it is now sung to the tune of "This Old Man".
The song was originally titled "Happy Birthday (To You)". The lyrics were changed in the 1930s and again in the 1950s.
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In order to transpose click the "notes" icon at the bottom of the viewer. If transposition is available, then various semitones transposition options will appear. If not, the notes icon will remain grayed. Most of our scores are traponsosable, but not all of them so we strongly advise that you check this prior to making your online purchase. You can do this by checking the bottom of the viewer where a "notes" icon is presented. If it is completely white simply click on it and the following options will appear: Original, 1 Semitione, 2 Semitnoes, 3 Semitones, -1 Semitone, -2 Semitones, -3 Semitones. This means if the composers Words and Music by MILDRED J. HILL and PATTY S. HILL started the song in original key of the score is C, 1 Semitone means transposition into C#. If you selected -1 Semitone for score originally in C, transposition into B would be made. If your desired notes are transposable, you will be able to transpose them after purchase. Be careful to transpose first then print (or save as PDF). When this song was released on 04/25/2017 it was originally published in the key of F.
* Not all our sheet music are transposable. In order to check if 'Happy Birthday To You' can be transposed to various keys, check "notes" icon at the bottom of viewer as shown in the picture below. Simply click the icon and if further key options appear then apperantly this sheet music is transposable.
Also, sadly not all music notes are playable. If "play" button icon is greye unfortunately this score does not contain playback functionality.
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