here I am again to present you my second composition using GPO. A little backstory you can read during listening: this piece was firstly inspired by the idea of wanting to create a song for someone I got acquainted with in the music school I went to last September. She had a birthday coming so I thought I'd make a little surprise. Initially, it was just a melody with chords (the theme that you can hear the oboe playing starting around 0:45), with an improvisation of the birthday theme following (you can hear this on the piano at about 1:48 in this piece) and a conclusion, which sounds very much like the famous birthday song we all know (this is the solo piano at the end). As the title indicates, that was her exact birthday and also the day when I first performed it to her on the piano. Anyway, what I've done with this is create an intro and try to expand it with the orchestra and additional instruments. The full list is: all strings, piano, oboe, flute, bassoon and choir.
So listen and tell me what you feel about it, all criticism and advice how to enhance it is welcome, even better title suggestions, anything! Enjoy!