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Happy (Pharrell) for Viola Ensemble

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By Pharrell

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Viola - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
By Pharrell. Arranged by Eliana Haig. 18 pages. Published by Viola Spot Music (H0.228127-255965).

Item Number: H0.228127-255965

Pharrell's "Happy" became a #1 Billboard U.S. Hit and was featured in the soundtrack to "Despicable Me". This arrangement is appropriate for both student or professional viola quartet or viola ensemble. The score includes idiomatic bowings, fingering suggestions, and rehearsal letters.

Duration: approx. 2:53

Playing Level

Viola 4: RCM Level 1, ASTA Level 1, Suzuki mid-Book 1(around Bohemian Folk Song). Part 4 does contain some off beats and ties, but is very repetitive and easy to memorize. Mostly played on the C string. 

Viola 3: RCM Level 1, ASTA Level 1, Suzuki mid-Book 1. Some use of ties across the barline.

Viola 2: RCM Level 1, ASTA Level 1, Suzuki mid Book 1. Some off-beat entrances and ties across the barline.

Viola 1: RCM Level 2, ASTA Level 4, late Suzuki Book 2-4. Some ties and syncopated rhythms. Occasional well-prepared shifts to 3rd position and some use of the treble clef.

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