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Happy (arr Thorp)

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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams (arr. Joan Thorp)


Subtitle: From Despicable Me


General Info

Year: 2013 / 2014
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: Thorp Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - AUS$64.15


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet I
  • Soprano Cornet
  • Cornet
  • Violin
  • Keyboard Percussion

Part 2

  • Flute
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • B-flat Cornet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Tenor Horn
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Cornet
  • Tenor Horn
  • F Horn
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Tenor Horn
  • F Horn
  • Trombone
  • Baritone T.C.
  • Euphonium
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Baritone T.C. II
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • B-flat Bass
  • E-flat Bass
  • Bass Guitar
  • Cello

Additional Parts (optional)

  • Piano
  • Drum Kit
  • Guitar
  • Hand Claps or Tambourine


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Rarely does the title of a song so accurately describe the actual music! Pharrell Williams' megahit was recorded for the movie Despicable Me 2 but has taken on a life of its own on the internet and pop charts. Just hearing this tune makes you feel good!

- Program Note from publisher


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


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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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)


Resources

None discovered thus far.