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Happy (arr Sackett)

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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams (arr. Sackett)

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 2:38
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Luke Sackett
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Free download

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Conga
  • Drum Set
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Happy was written, produced and sung by Pharrell Williams in the 2013 film Despicable Me 2 and became a nominee for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Original Song. The Pharrell Williams single release of Happy peaked at number one in 24 countries, and has had world-wide sales of over 10 million copies. Kara Kazantsev won the 2015 Miss America title after tapping out the rhythm of Happy on the floor with a paper cup.

- Program Note by San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 22 November 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Happy (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Thorp) (2013/2014)

All Wind Works

  • Happy (arr. Brown) (2013)
  • Happy (arr. Bernaerts) (2014)
  • Happy (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Thorp) (2013/2014)
  • Happy (arr. Sackett) (2014)


None discovered thus far.