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Great Performances: Hong Kong True Strings Happy Birthday Variations

I often seek out genre-appropriate videos of "Happy Birthday" to post to the Facebook walls of my musician friends. I typically find some very entertaining ones, but this one really stands out because of its skill and artistry as well as its entertainment value. The Hong Kong Pure Strings desecribe themselves as "Possessing the passion towards string music and fanatics in performance," The Hong Kong Pure Strings are a collection of professionals whose mission is to bring contemporary string composition to a wider audience by performing easily-accessible yet virtuosic music. 

Their "Happy Birthday Variation 1" contains several small vignettes written in the style of some of classical music and grand opera's most recognizable settings. See if you can place them. And by all means, share this video on a musician's Facebook wall for their birthday, with many happy returns!



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