Hoch soll er leben (German birthday song – Long may he prosper) for brass septet



Arrangement of the German birthday song for brass septet
(2 trumpets, 1 french horn, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone and 1 tuba)
This song is used on birthdays and other congratulatory occasions.

One version of the German text:
Hoch soll er leben, Hoch soll er leben, Dreimal hoch
Wie schön, dass Du geboren bist, wir hätten Dich sonst sehr vermisst.

Possible English singing translation:

Long may he prosper, Long may he prosper, Sing three times!
We are so glad that you were born, otherwise we’d be forlorn